Europe - Eastern Europe & the Caucasus
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As a citizen of The Netherlands I need a visa to enter Belarus. I have however a small problem. Currently I live in Norway, and therefore I am not able to make it to the Belarusian embassy in The Netherlands. Norwegian citizens are entitled to purchase a visa on arrival at the international airport of Minsk. I however am a Dutch citizen, residing in Norway. Is it possible for me to obtain a visum on arrival in Minsk, or do I have to arrange a visa on forehand?
Visitors to Turkey in 2014 please take note of this change.No visa on arrival after April 2014 only e-visa,applied for in advance.
Just discovered that I have an opportunity to spend the next week in Istanbul. Any advice if I should stay the whole time in the city or explore something beside it. I will not have a car. Thank you
I've just been on the Turkish Consulate site here in Canada and I am a bit confused...
1. Are visas still available on arrival (by air) for Canadian citizens?
2. So we are flying in, but only have a layover of 9 hours - are there any exemptions that anyone knows of if you are just on layover? I ask as it appears cruise ship passengers have an exemption if staying less than 72 hours - is there anything similar for air travellers?
3. Is the price really $60 bucks per person? Kids too (mine are 3 and 5)!?
4. If I can't get a visa on arrival - and we don't qualify for evisa (apparently!?) - is my only option in person?
Seems like this will be one expensive layover!
I am visiting Istanbul for 5 days in the first week of December from London, and I have been trying to buy a ticket to see a game. I am hoping to buy a ticket for either:
- Galatasaray vs Elazigspor game at the Turk Telekom Arena
- Besiktas vs Sivasspor at Inonu Stadium
Both games are on Saturday the 7th of December; I am looking for just the lowest price ticket possible (if there are any tickets left?), but I struggled to find online anywhere to purchase a ticket? Is it similar to the English Premier League where you have to be a club member to be able to purchase tickets?
Thanks guys, any help would be great!
I'll be in Terezin on 6-8 December to do some photography. I have never been there, but the Hotel Memorial looks like a good place to stay. However, they are not responding to my emails, and I wonder if they are out of business. Any suggestions?
I was looking to travel around Cyprus in early January, but as its orthodox christmas on 7th January I presume everywhere is closed? How long do the christmas holidays last?
I presume everything in Northern Cyprus is open and running as normal?
Thanks for any info in advance!!!
I am looking from Australia at flights from Istanbul-Ataturk 22 April 2014 to Antalya. On the Atlasjet website I get a message I can't understand. Is it telling me the flight schedule is not available yet?
With pegasus airlines website the only destination I can pull down is 'Izmir'. Surely this can't be correct. Istanbul Ataturk to Izmir. This isn't the first time I've seen this problem and I've tried it with Google Chrome and Internet Explorer in case it is an engine search fault.
Can someone please tell me what's going on from my end. Thanks
I am university student and I am going to be exchange student at Oradea, Romania on February next year.
I want to know that what is the most effective way to travel to Oredea from Bangkok, Thailand?
I planned to fly to Budapest, Hungary first and catch a train to Oradea, because this way seem good than fly to Bucharest then to Oradea.(cause cheaper and less distance)
But I've learned that Romania doesn't use Schengen visa like other European countries.
So, can I use Romanian visa for first landing at Hungary? Or I must have both Schengen Visa&Romanian visa? Anyway, I will stay in Romania about 3 weeks and I planned to travel to Hungary (maybe Slovakia or Austria too) in the last week of exchange. So I have to have both visa, right? And following as my plan, what rail pass should I buy?
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Currently in Australia and heading back to uk soon. Thinking about flying to Japan and catching ferry to Vladivostok where I can catch the train to Moscow. Anyone tried to get visa for Russia in Australia being a Uk national? Any other info on this route would be appreciated.
Hey folks! was hoping to get some advice on a possible itinerary/route to take for an upcoming trip.
I'm going to be traveling to central/eastern Europe with my best friend starting in mid/late may next year, for approximately 35 days. We're 27/M from Canada, and I have backpacking experience through SEA, while he has some travel experience in South America and western Europe.
We are going to be looking to do a lot of partying for sure, we're both single, love good beer and can handle our booze, but we would love to see the sites during the day when we're traveling. Castles, Museums, Nature, whatever's there. Ideally we'd like to hit up a beach over the course of the trip, as well.
I find what works best for me is to be in each place for 2 or 3 nights, but I'm always willing to add/subtract on the fly. I understand some of you may prefer to spend a longer amount of time in ... more »
We will have 9 hours in Istanbul on a layover on December 28th (Saturday) - sadly, though we are flying Turkish Air, our arrival time does not allow us to participate in the free tour offered by the airline..
We arrive at 5:30 AM and our flight leaves at 2:45PM local time. It is not very much time, and I don't look forward to the expense of the VISAs for such a short day....BUT, I don't much like the idea of spending the time at the airport either, and who knows when we might make it back there again...
So, with this in mind, and knowing that our boys (3 and 5) will be tired, what is the ONE thing you might choose to do with this time?
I was thinking Grand Bazaar....and lunch. At this time in the morning on a Saturday, what would traffic be like from the airport? Or, would you simply take public transport? Would you also squeeze in a visit to the Blue Mosque (or some ot... more »
I have this in mind:
Buy return ticket, fly to Azerbaijan, go to Georgia, go to Armenia, go to Iran, go back to Azerbaijan and fly home.
I noticed there is a double-entry tourist visa for Azerbaijan available at the embassy. I'm from Croatia (now part of EU), is it feasible for me to obtain this visa? If I need a LOI, is there any agency or whatever that you could recommend? My Azerbaijan embassy also says on its website that I would need a LOI or "a hotel reservation and plane tickets" <-- if I get the reservation and tickets do I still need the LOI?
My other question is, if I pass through Armenia from Georgia, and then go to Azerbaijan (from Iran, not from Armenia), will I be denied entry if there is an Armenian stamp in my passport? I do NOT plan to visit Nagorno-Karabakh nor any other contested areas.
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Not a question about the Turkish Armenian border!!! I am planning to go via Georgia to Armenia but thinking about overland through Turkey or by boat over from Bulgaria or Romana. Its just that I have a very obviously Armenian name (in my EU passport) which gave me a few problems in western Turkey this summer. Any experiences good or bad en- route to Georgia?
My partner and I arrived in Moscow this morning via Kiev. We took the train and received our visa stamp. It was not until our arrival at the hotel that we were asked about the migration card. Neither of us realised we needed this and at border control we were not asked for it.
We are leaving Moscow tomorrow to go on the Trans-Mongolian Railway. Today was a bank holiday. We tried returning to our point of entry but no-one knew what we wanted or understood us. We have asked at the hotel for advice and tried in numerous stations.
Any ideas on how to get a migration card? We do not speak any Russian.
Thanks in advance.
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