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since the last threads on costs regarding travelling through Georgia are a bit outdated, I'd really appreciate if someone'd give me an idea on how much I oughta calculate.
To specifiy my request, a brief profile: We're two travellers willing to stay in very basic facillities and eat cheap food. We're way more into hiking and strolling rather than visiting museums or dining at "real" restaurants.
I really appreciate ANY meaningful advise.
I've been reasearching my trip to Turkey and have come up with the itinerary below. I have a week and want to see Istanbul and part of Cappadocia because it looks so beautiful and unusual after seeing pictures.
Arrive Istanbul PM
PM - Overnight bus to Goreme
Day 3,4,5 - Goreme
PM - Overnight bus back to Istanbul
Visit Asian side of city
Shopping at Grand Bazaar
PM - Flight back
Please let me know what you think?
My friend (from Slovakia), and I (US), will be headed from South Korea to St. Petersburg. We are trying to do the trip in 3 weeks, but realize that's a push. We can't do more than a month. I have made an itinerary thats temporary, and I don't know if it is even feasible. I would really appreciate it if someone could help us out with some tips or advice about this! :) We are also going to take the 3rd class (Platskart) for most of the trip and doing it on a budget. We are also going to try to book tickets on the Russian website, to save some. Although, if there is advice that we need to hear about where to book a higher class, we would appreciate it. We have both traveled through India and other countries by cheaper options on trains, so I guess it can't get much worse. :) Here is our idea:
Seoul to Donghae - July 14th (Saturday)
Donghae to Vladivostok - ... more »
I will be moving to Istanbul in August for a teaching position. I will be staying there for at least one year. I have never been so I only know as much as I read about the neighborhoods. I will be working in Levent, but I would like to live somewhere closer to the city -- I don't mind a little commute. I want a nice neighborhood that is not touristy. I would like to be around 20-30 something people so that I can meet friend. I love going out for music and i am sure I will be going out more than I do here. What is a good neighborhood for me to look for apartments? Any suggestions for a website to search for apartments? Any other advice? I appreciate any help I can get.
I am currently in the Black Sea and this place truely needs a good review. I have loved it so much that I thought I would share information with you on how you can find out more information seeing as prior to leaving my home it was quite difficult to findany information.
TRABZON: A lovely modern city with day trip tours to Uzungöl lake and Sumela Monestry which can be arranged through Eyce Tours. Contact email@example.com for information and assistance or telephone +90 462 326 71 74 or www.eycetours.com. Volkan speaks and writes english (not a lot of English is spoken in this cıty and can help you also with safe hotel options/recommendations at a range of prices. Uzungöl lake is delightful and very scenıc. Sumela Monestry is a specialty also and if you are lucky to see it on a day without mıst then it is a bonus to you. Unfortunately I got mıst but the frescoes are amazing... more »
I am a female college student in Istanbul considering a trip to the Turkish controlled part of Cyprus. How easy is it to get around without a car? Would it be better to join a tour group or are most of the sites in the same area? Are there many beautiful churches and buildings? I'm interested in art and beautiful scenery. Should I go to Cyprus? Thanks for your advice.
My boyfriend and I are travelling to Ukraine from Halifax for Euro 2012... just wondering if there are any other Canadians making the trip?
In an attempt to avoid huge accomodation fees and see a bit of non-Euro 2012 Poland (while still going to Ireland's matches) I was looking at staying somewhere between Poznan and Gdansk on non-match days (Ireland play in Poznan on Sunday 10th and Monday 18th and in Gdansk on Thursdy 14th). Torun seems like an option. Is it a nice place to stay or would anybody have another idea? Thanks
Does anyone have the details on the bus from Istanbul to Goreme? I want to take a night bus on a Monday night and return on a Thursday night. I can't get much information from Google.
I am looking for a cheap apartment or room near or in Lviv (or any village around, location does not matter) for a monthly rent price under 200 euros since my budget is not so good. For a stay from the beginning of June to the end of September. I heard EURO 2012 could cause problems with accomodation, is this true? If not Lviv, Odessa is also OK.
Is there any place in particular to look for the accomodation, or any information on this?
Thanks in advance,
real straightforward I am spending 4 nights in Istanbul and looking to visit the following Cappadocia and Ephesus before taking a ferry to Crete. I am a student on budget (ie overnight buses are perfectly ok and hostels a must.)
Also one thing ive noticed is that Cappadocia and Ephesus arent actually towns, but more regions??
So simply stated my q
from istanbul cheapest way to Cappadocia and what is the hostel/hotel cheapest to the cave sights? NAMES OF BUS LINES extremely helpful.
Lastly best ferry ride from Ephesus to Rhodes? or do I need to go further south?
ps. whats the story re Cyprus? can you get there legally from Turkey?
I hope would be able to help me sort out my itinerary. I have about 2.5-3 weeks to spend in Turkey in September. I will be taking the ferry from Rhodes and starting my Turkey trip in Fethiye and will need to get back to Istanbul to fly out.
I'm wondering if this itinerary makes sense or if I would be wasting too much time en route. I'll be on my own, and will mostly rely on buses. Is there any other way to see these sights without cris-crossing the way I have listed?
- Fethiye (1-2 days)
- Denizli & Pamukkale
- Selcuk & Izmir
- Fly to Kayseri to tour Cappadocia 2-3 days
- Konya, Baysehir and end in Antalya
- Fly to Istanbul stay for 3-4 days
Thanks so much for any advice!
I'm heading for Solta Island for a few days at the end of this month and wondering about the relative merits of staying in Necujam or Stomorska. Also whether finding rooms on arrival would present any problems or if booking ahead is a better idea. Any recommendations for private accommodation would be welcome.
Many thanks, G.B.
I just returned from a trip to Croatia (flew into and out of Zadar) and Sarajevo in Bosnia. While there I entertained the idea to also visit Kosovo (if only to see it for myself) but in the end I didn't because there was so little time and so much to do and I decided to rather visit Kosovo in a separate trip (more on that in question 2) with more knowledge. Therefore my first question is to find out how I could have done it had I done it.
Question 1: Pristhina to Zadar by bus
I figured out that there was a night bus from Sarajevo to Novi Pazar which supposedly continued to Prishtina in Kosovo. However I had trouble figuring out how to eventually get back from Prishtina to Zadar in Croatia. Where would I have logically changed buses? In Podgorica (Montenegro) and Dubrovnik (Croatia)? How long would it have taken? How much would I have looked at for a bus fare?
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Some uncertainties a week before our journey need to be clarified. :-)
First, any suggestions to improve the itinerary? I know that we miss a lot (e.g. Vardzia), but the question is mainly whether the itinerary below is too packed or not. We rely on public transport, not excluding an occasional taxi and hitchhiking.
Day 1: arrival to Tbilisi in the evening.
Day 2: from Tbilisi to Uplistsikhe + Gori + Ateni Sioni church, back to Tbilisi
Day 3: Tbilisi
Day 4: marshrutka to Ananuri, then hitchhiking or marshrutka to Kazbegi
Day 5: Kazbegi, trek to the Gergeti church
Day 6: marshrutka from Kazbegi to Tbilisi, Mtskheta en route (or from Tbilisi), then night train to Batumi
Day 7: Batumi (Gonio + botanical garden)
Day 8: in the morning journey to Kutaisi, Gelati monastery in the afternoon (perhaps also Motsameta, depending on time)
Day 9: in the morning Kutaisi (museum and Ba... more »
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