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Abkhazia
« on: April 21, 2016, 01:25:41 AM »
About to apply for a 30-day tourist visa to visit Russia from the U.S. for the month of June.  I shall be with someone in Moscow I have known for many years who suggested this time that we include Abkhazia.  She was there at a resort last year and thinks it would be a good destination for a short time during our stay in Sochi but which days only to be determined once in Sochi.  However since Abkhazia is not Russia I doubt the feasibility.  Anyone with experience in visiting Abkhazia while in Russia?

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Re: Abkhazia
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2016, 01:37:43 AM »
We have a guy named Moby from here who has been there with his lady.

I live in Tbilisi now. I used to live in Minneapolis area. Abkhazia from the photos and video clips he has posted looks absolutely beautiful. I'll see if I can find his trip report for you.

Found it: http://ruadventures.com/forum/index.php/topic,24517.0.html   

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2jGF2olwyg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2jGF2olwyg</a>

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Re: Abkhazia
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2016, 01:53:17 AM »
About to apply for a 30-day tourist visa to visit Russia from the U.S. for the month of June.  I shall be with someone in Moscow I have known for many years who suggested this time that we include Abkhazia.  She was there at a resort last year and thinks it would be a good destination for a short time during our stay in Sochi but which days only to be determined once in Sochi.  However since Abkhazia is not Russia I doubt the feasibility.  Anyone with experience in visiting Abkhazia while in Russia?

My thanks to Maxx for pointing this out
1/ I'm in Sochi
2/ You'll need a multiple or dual entry visa to get to 'Abkhazia'

I posted about our trip to there on here - but I can't seem to 'find' the thread - when looking under Abkhazia





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Re: Abkhazia
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2016, 02:13:15 AM »
Your visa should be double or multiple. It may be problems with visiting Georgia afterwards. They still consider Abkhazia to be a part of Georgia.
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Re: Abkhazia
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2016, 02:19:30 AM »
It may be problems with visiting Georgia afterwards. They still consider Abkhazia to be a part of Georgia.


So do over 95 percent  of the world ..but as the 'visa' is a separate piece of paper - nothing stamped in the passport - like the 'Turkish Rep.of Northern Cyprus ' - How would Georgia know ?

Lastly, one can cross from Georgia into 'Abkhazia' ....


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Re: Abkhazia
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2016, 02:41:14 AM »
Your visa should be double or multiple. It may be problems with visiting Georgia afterwards. They still consider Abkhazia to be a part of Georgia.

I just mentioned this thread to my Georgian aid and he said that having Abkhazia stamps in your passport will cause you to get rejected at their border. Frankly Georgia has too much to see and experience to risk that. Maybe a quick trip to Batumi instead?

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Re: Abkhazia
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2016, 04:11:57 AM »
About to apply for a 30-day tourist visa to visit Russia from the U.S. for the month of June.  I shall be with someone in Moscow I have known for many years who suggested this time that we include Abkhazia.  She was there at a resort last year and thinks it would be a good destination for a short time during our stay in Sochi but which days only to be determined once in Sochi.  However since Abkhazia is not Russia I doubt the feasibility.  Anyone with experience in visiting Abkhazia while in Russia?

I think that you just have to stop after Sochi in the Imereti Lower bay. Do not cross the border of Abkhazia.  ;D

http://azur.ru/veseloe/

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Re: Abkhazia
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2016, 05:31:29 AM »
Just in case it isn't clear - Russians don't need a'visa'.

Here's site where most people cross from 'rump' Georgia.. many with USA passports

http://www.meganstarr.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-traveling-to-abkhazia/

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Re: Abkhazia
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2016, 07:52:18 AM »

For me to get a Russian visa I would have to travel to the Russian embassy in Armenia. Not too far from here. Then go Sochi and do as Moby did and travel the road to Abkhazia. Stamps are stamped in the removable attached visa from the Russian visa right? It's nice to know how things are done.