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Old 24 Apr 2006
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Georgia, Aserbaijan, Armenia

Does anyone have recent information about the situation in these countries, what border posts are open (we will come from Turkey)?

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We were there last summer. You cannot get into Armenia or vice versa from Azerbaijan or Turkey. Armenia is accessible from Georgia and Iran.

Azerbaijan may only give you a 3 day transit for the bike. We overstayed ours by a week and were fined a whopping $7.

Be careful in Georgia. Azerbaijan is safe. We didn't get to Armenia, so can't help you there.

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Trailblaizer has a very good guidbook on Azerbajzan, with a few things on Georgia.

I didn't anticipate on the cultural difference between Azerbajzan and Georgia. Both countries in 2 and a half weeks or so was a bit overwhelming, but deffinatly worth it.

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I have been in Azerbaijan, Georgia amd Armenia on motorcycle in September 2003. You can find some more detail on:
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/cou...stan-italy.php

In general, Azerbaijan and Armenia are safe, Georgia is tricky. You can find more info about Georgia in "Southern Asia" forum.
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yep, i agree. georgie can be very tricky if you choose to go off the beaten track. some guys tryed to stop me last year in may when i was going direction kutaisi. they had guns but i had a 250 cc yamaha wich was better considering the roadconditions over there. in georgie i heard a lot about agression an robbing on the street. never get your cash outside in an atm...
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oh, did i mentioned i loved riding there (armenia+georgia)? really nice...dont let it stop you...enjoy en send them my greetz
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Hello You can pick up visas for Georgia from I think the town is called Trabozon on the black sea on your way to Georgia they cost $30us from memory and done in 5mins. This visa should give you 7 days free in Azerbaijan. We chose to head through Armenia instead which was another $30us from memory and can be picked up at the boarder. Absolutly loved Georgia and enjoyed Armenia but would probably head through Azerbaijan if I did trip over. Safe travels
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As of last summer, many nationalities, including US and EU did not require a visa for entry to Georgia.
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