The Caucases...worth the trouble?
SHIT! I spelt the title wrong. Nice start.
Had my fun on my 'big' trip last year. But i see a two month window this summer and tempted to take another bite at the cherry while im still young and stupid enough. It will be 9 weeks from London driving FAST to Istanbul...like 3/4 days, so i feel i have plenty of time.
I'm looking at driving an old honda civic or even a CG125 through Turkey to Azerbeijan/Georgia/Armenia...exiting through Russia and returning home. Can anyone see any problems with this route? I can't aslong as i have a double entry georgian visa to prevent any armenia/azer entry exit points and avoid Chechnya?
Are they nice countries to visit? What's there to see? What are the people...are they like Turks? More like Iranians? or more like Russians
What are road conditions like? Is this worth my while considering the price of gas in Turkey? Whats the damage on petrol in the caucuses?
Did anyone fall in love with the region? I hear very little about it on the hubb; not alot of people seem to visit the region...everyone flys past on the way to the stans or through Iran to India.
Any route tips? Any travel blogs to read?
Enlighten me! I'm getting itchy fingers, and seems about right for a summer jaunt.