Just one problem
I got in Tblissi (Georgia), in 24 hours, easily an Azeri visa for one month ($40). But at the border with Azerbaijan (Red Bridge crossing point), "they" allow me 30 days for me and 3 days for the bike!
The only two ways to stay more with your bike:
1) go to Baku and leave it with the customs (you must pay a small daily fee):
2) or leave a deposit at the border entrance.
I did the second solution: $1,500 for a BWM 1150GS Adventure. I recover my money one month latter when I left Azerbajan (Astara crossing point) for going to Iran.
Info date: August 2006.
ONE USEFUL ADVICE: take the mobile phone number of the officer at the entrance, and three opening days before leaving the country, call him to ask his colleagues to prepare the money for you. I did it and when I arrived in Astara, the money was not here. So I called the officer four times and after two hours, I recover my $1,500.
Azerbaijan is a fantastic country with very, very friendly and hospitable people. Safe everywhere, no problem...
You can see pictures of my Azeri trip at:
RTW - six years
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