Europe - Eastern Europe & the Caucasus
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I live in Prague and am planning on going to St Petersburg in August. I would go by train because I want to stop off in Warsaw and Vilnius.
Usually when I'm travelling by train from Prague to a destination outside the Czech Rep. I can buy a ticket in the CR thanks to an international ticketing system that covers much of Europe. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to cover the Baltic States, so I'd have to buy the ticket at Vilnius main train statio or via an (expensive online agency).
Does anybody know if it's possible to book the ticket with Lithuanian Railways online or order the tickets by post? Or is it worth risking buying the ticket when I arrive? I'd rather not, just in case the train is fully booked.
I've looked at the Lithuanian Railways website, but as far as I can see, tickets can't be bought online.
Any advice would be much appreciated!
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Hi for all! I'm here to ask for your help. I'm native russian and I'm going to create site (in perspective - application for mobile devices too) for foreign tourists with complete information about Russia. It will contain everything that foreign tourist may need before the travel and within the travel through the Russia: description of all the intresting places and attractions that tourist need to visit (really, from the vision of the native russian, not only famous the Kremlin and the Baikal)), information about hotels, transport, prices etc.
So, I'd like to ask you: what kind of information you'd like to see at this site first of all? And are you ready to pay few dollars to recive access to this precious information or buy application for your iPhone like this? Thanks for everyone who could find a minute for help me!
If you want to meet other expats/locals in an cheerful atmosphere, with friends we do free informal events every second wednesdays in the center of Budapest, it's called International Meeting Point (IMP). In an outdoor pub (called kert here) or indoor if the weather is not nice.
Everybody is welcome! We have usually around 300 people coming per events, from all the continents!
To know where and when, visit the website International Meeting Point Budapest
or come to the facebook group IMP facebook group
See ya :)
I'm a solo traveller in Georgia, looking for some company to explore some parts of the country. Planning on going to Davit Gareja, Mtskheta, Svaneti, maybe Vardzia, maybe some other parts. It depends where you want to go also. :) Interested in hiking, seeing the mountains, deserts, forests, eating some more khachapuri...etc.
I'm 30, male, Swedish, a bit odd but friendly and easy to get along with. :) I like philosophy, good music, interesting talks, psychology, literature. I work as a university librarian in my home country.
Currently in Tbilisi, but getting ready to move on. Reply here or send me an e-mail at qaranseray (at) gmail dot com.
I feel unconfortable posting this question. I sound naive and difficult to get accuracy. What has make me writte this has been the page of the Spanish Foreign Office. The page, in Spanish, is http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/es/ServiciosAlCiudadano/SiViajasAlExtranjero/Paginas/DetalleRecomendacion.aspx?IdP=72 . As risky areas, apart from South Ossetia and Abkhasia, are included North Caucasus, Gori area... And in Svaneti appears as not advisable going alone. Am I suffering of hipersensitivity?
Thanks in advance
Im looking to use Crowded House tours for my Gallipoli tour and I was wondering if this is how I would get to them via Kusadasi and then head to Istanbul afterwards.
1. Use overnight bus from Kusadasi to Canakkale (cost is 45) TL
2. Use a ferry from Canakkale to Eceabat (1.5TL pp)
From Eceabat I will meet up with the Crowded House
3. Once I am finished at Galipoli I use the bus again from Gelibolu to Istanbul. (45TL)
Is this correct?
Also it is easy to find Gelibolu bus station or should I really just go with Crowded House back to Istanbul? They have quoted me 55TL.
Thanks for you help guys.
I know that most countries do not need a visa to Georgia, but in our group of 3 persons one person is Vietnamese. And they need a visa. And for the visa an Invitation Letter is needed. So how can I get one?
I have send 25 emails to Travel Agencies in Georgia saying that I am willing to book hotels or tours via them if they can issue one Letter of Invitation also. Out of 25 only one has replied emails sent 2-3 days ago (!!!!).
The one agency said that it can be arranged and asked further questions about my preferences. However I have yet to receive any follow-up from them. So I would really appreciate if anyone can guide me to some agency (or individual) who are able to provide a LOI. There is still 3 weeks until the departure, but even after getting the LOI about a week would be needed for the actual visa.
I am looking for a costal town south of Dalaman and West of Antalya. Or anywhere else you suggest. I will be traveling in mid to end of September. We are looking for non tourist place with great swimming beach, hiking nearby, fun cafes with good foods, Turkish music and places we can drive to to see ruins and culture and other swimming beaches.I have been to Turkey once and discovered Cirali and loved it but would like to find somewhere else. Thanks in advance for any advice you offer.
Was just wondering if anyone knew of any groups/blogs/sites/tours/forums that are about abandoned places throughout Russia like old military yards, buildings, tanks etc.
I am doing a month through Russia in October and I have a massive love of photographing old abandoned things and Russia just seems to be scattered with them but i have no idea where to start to look for them and wondering if anyone has some helpful thoughts or contacts or groups???
English Russia website always has amazing photos showcasing such things (links below):
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I have 2 nights in Moscow before the trans Siberian on Tuesday, 02 July.
I have a fair amount of kit and don't mind staying local to the airport.
If I do so, what's the situation re: transfers?
Not knowing Moscow, does the underground run out that far (Sheremetyevo International Airport)?
I have some £ this trip and don't need to hump my bags unnecessarily, so was considering either staying out by the airport or the train station ready for the Trans Siberian.
Or am I thinking too much?
Is there a train that runs from the airport into the centre of Moscow?
If not, do i have to take a cab? Is that going to cost an arm and a leg?!
I have no issues staying in hostels but it being the first two days of my 1yr trip, I am happy to play it safe and take a cheap hotel (Late rooms and trevago?).
I would value your thoughts.
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can anyone give me uptodate information on travelling from tbilsi to trabzon. As far I can see it is too expensive to fly as you are obliged to go via Istanbul. We were thinking bus so would like to know how long it takes point to point. How safe is your luggage? We are an elderly couple. We go early in October.
I am from USA ,female and will be renting car for self drive thru slovenia and Istrail region in mid July
I am a bit unclear if I should head out of Lubjliana after first day and make my base in Bohinj area for next couple of days while exploring that region. Anyone have suggestions for how to spend 4-5 days in this area. i also want to see caves. and Trivlac
Sould I reserve accomodation ahead of time(will be arrive around July 7)
Is it ok for me, as female ...(i read on one posting about youth bothering some individual travelrs in a quite park setting etc.
Also if I cross mountains whats best way. , I do not want too many hairpin turns
Is anyone familiar with Istrial area. Whats best place to base myself? Do I have to reserve ahead or will I find sobe's?e
I am pretty adventurous and want to sense culture and nature in a safe environment
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This is my first experience on the Thorn Tree Forum so be gentle! ;)
I am planning a 2 weeks trip with 3 of my friends. I am a 24 years old female traveling with another female and two other guys in the same group of age (mid 20's). After doing some research and a couple of meetings, we have decided on an itinerary but there is a couple of places that we would need some advice.
We are looking for a mix of cultural/party trip. We like outdoor activites such as sea kayak, snorkeling, sailing, volleyball, sun-bathing, etc. We don't have any car and we will be traveling by bus/ferries. As you will notice, in our itinerary, we try not to sleep in different cities to avoid to have to transport our luggages all the time. We will mostly be staying in hostels since we want to meet other backpackers!
Here is the itinerary:
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should i stick around telavi if i want to do some wine tasting, or can i stay in sighnagi? thanks!!!
Is there a bus service between Yusufeli and Kars without having to travel via Artvin?..or is it possible to hire a car with driver for the journey?
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