Category Archives: Caucasus, Turkey and Greece Hitchhiking Trip 2011

Kars, Turkey

General Information Kars, in north-eastern Turkey, is the capital and largest city of the Kars province in Eastern Anatolia. The city lies within 70km of the Armenian border, which is closed, and is the closest large town in range of … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan

Hitch-hiking in Azerbaijan Contents 1) Visas 2) Advantages 3) Disadvantages 4) Things you should be aware of 5) Hitch-hiker’s phrasebook 6) Road map of Azerbaijan 7) Main border crossings 8) Best areas for hitch-hiking 9) Most beautiful natural spot 10) … Continue reading

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Mud volcanoes of Gobustan, Azerbaijan

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Everyone knows volcanoes, but have you ever seen a volcano which instead of hot lava spits out cold gooey mud? These can be found near Gobustan (Qobustan), a settlement situated 64km southwest of Baku, Azerbaijan. . They are located in … Continue reading

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The night and the morning after: an evening at a Georgian Supra

The familiar sensation, dry mouth, body on fire and caked with sweat, my head being pounded from the inside by a sledge hammer. I gingerly raised my head off the pillow. An irresistible force, pushes it back down. The weight … Continue reading

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Vanadzor, Armenia

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Vanadzor, situated on the Pambak River, is the third largest city in Armenia and the administrative capital of the Lori region in the north of the country. Vanadzor is a post-industrial monument to the Soviet era and as such does … Continue reading

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Georgia

Hitch-hiking in Georgia Contents 1) Visas 2) Advantages 3) Disadvantages 4) Things you should be aware of 5) Hitch-hikers phrasebook 6) Road map of Georgia 7) Main border crossings 8) Best areas for hitch-hiking 9) Most beautiful natural spot 10) … Continue reading

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Greece

Hitch-Hiking in Greece Capital city: Athens Language: Greek Currency: Euro (EUR) Hitch-hiking: very difficult (4/10) Couchsurfing: well-known (6/10) Visas As a member of the European Union and a member of the Schengen treaty, the same visa rights apply as in … Continue reading

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Sighnaghi, Georgia

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This pretty town of Sighnaghi is located in Kaheti region in Georgia, which borders Azerbaijan and Dagestan, and is famous for thousands of vineyards, which produce huge amounts of tasty black fruity Georgian wine every year. Sighnaghi was founded upon … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Border Crossings

´No! I don´t know what you have in your rucksack,´ and off he drove. Leaving us stranded on the Turkish side of the border with a mile of no-man´s land, a company of soldiers and an impossible situation between us … Continue reading

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Hitch-hiking in Armenia

We hitch-hiked across Armenia in summer 2011, as a part of our Caucasus-Turkey-Greece trip. Armenia is probably the easiest country we have hitchhiked in so far, due to the friendliness and hospitality of its people. We fell in love with … Continue reading

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Baku by night

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There aren’t that many other cities in the world where a breeze smells of oil, but in Baku it’s a rather pleasant whiff. Travelling to Baku in Azerbaijan, we didn’t really know what to expect. We anticipated an awful, dark … Continue reading

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Our hitch-hike to Gaziantep, Turkey

This particular adventure started with a regulation hitch-hike from Mardin, in the south-east of Turkey, 338km west to the city of Gaziantep. After several rides that took us along the rugged landscape of southern Turkey with its jagged rocks and … Continue reading

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