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Hi when crossing border between Azerbaijan and Georgia on the train, are passengers confined to their cabins for the hour plus each check takes (Azerbaijan and Georgia checks)?

This was the case on other border crossings I have en counted such as China / Kazakhstan or Kazakhstan / Russia (and others) meaning could not leave cabin for hour or hour & half while passport etc checking going on. So curious what the situation is on train between Azerbaijan and Georgia.

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I have recently tried to visit Nardaran twice (on 28/4 and 2/5) and both times we found the road leading into the city blocked off by concrete barriers with soldiers (not police) in helmets, flak jackets and assault rifles at the ready. The soldiers did not speak much English, but they enquired where we wanted to go. When we said we wanted to visit the Rehime Khanim and Aga mosques, they gestured that they were both closed, and politely but firmly turned us away.
Does anyone know what is going on…

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Where can I find gas cartridges for small camping stoves in Baku, preferably central Baku ? And which type of cartridges ? Thank you

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Hi catching train from Baku to Tbisili later this year - have read there is no food / no dining car on the train - can anyone who has travelled on the train recently advise if this is the case or not - thanks

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Good morning good people,

What the best (convenient) way to travel between these cities? Is there a nigh train between Baku and Sheki? How about from Sheki - Kakheti region in Georgia. Does it make sense to stop in Sheki for 2 nights on the way to Georgia, or do we need more / less time ?

Thank you

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Hello all! I am an anthropology master student coming to Azerbaijan at the end of May for one week. I will be mainly stayin in Baku due to the requirements of the university. I am just searching a topic for my ethnographic research - it could be related to any aspects of culture, interesting groups and subculture... Do you have an idea, what could be interesting in Baku for such a small research? Thanks for ideas! Nuraiym

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Any advises on how to find a homestay in these places?
I know it's easy enough to ask locals in Lahij, but I'd prefer to book in advance and see some photos/hear some feedback.

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Hi there,

on the 26th of March we (2) would like to go from Sheki to Tiflis. We're wondering about the best way to go. Is it to go by marshrutka or taxi via Balakan to Lagodechi (Border)to Tiflis? ...and how much the respective fare would be?!

Thanx in advance for your kind suggestions / hints.

Ansgar

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I am planning a short (1-2 days) trip to Naxçivan, and while I have a clear interest in the architectural monuments of Naxçivan City and Qarabaglar, I am undecided whether to also include excursions to Ordubad and Ashabu Kaf.
Concerning Ordubad, the LP guidebook mentions "the pretty oasis town of Ordubad", and the Trailblazer guidebook ranks the geology surrounding the road to Ordubad as the top highlight in Naxçivan. I understand there are no major specific sights in Ordubad, and that it is just…

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Hi, does anybody have some up to date info on the Caspian Sea ferry crossing between Aktau, KZ and Baku, AZ? Such as price, roughly how often it sails, process of buying ticket etc. (Basically any recent info would be appreciated) Planning on taking it around the end of May.