Category Archives: Asia

Travel to Kazbegi, Georgia – I Hated It but You Will Love It

Cow in Kazbegi or Stepantsminda, Georgia

My trip to Kazbegi, Georgia had everything working against it from the start. Currently known as Stepantsminda but more often referred to as Kazbegi, this small town inhabiting around 2,000 residents is located in the northeast of Georgia in a region called Mtskheta-Mtianeti.  Travelers come from all over to witness the raw beauty of the […]

How to Get a Kazakhstan SIM Card in Almaty (Beeline and KCell)

How to Get a Kazakhstan SIM Card in Almaty (Beeline and KCell) kcell at dostyk plaza

I have been coming to Kazakhstan for five years and have been getting SIM cards here for five years.  The process was a nightmare the first time, not a nightmare the second time, and has been a bit annoying and cumbersome the last two trips I’ve made here this year.  I told myself I would […]

How to Cheaply Get From Tbilisi to Yerevan by Bus in 2022

Tbilisi to Yerevan by Bus: The Cheapest Way to Travel to Armenia

The bus is not my preferred form of transport.  Actually, it is the type of transport I avoid like the plague.  But, when I travel from Tbilisi to Yerevan, I always prefer to travel by bus.  Going from Tbilisi to Yerevan by bus, or marshrutka (a minibus still prevalent in many former-Soviet states), is cheaper, […]

How to Get From the Baku Airport to City Center (+ Transfers)

Baku Airport to city center travel guide 2

The easiest way to arrive in Baku from other parts of Europe or Asia is via the international airport called Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD). This is a quick guide detailing how to get from Baku Airport to the city center in a variety of ways. It also includes reputable Baku Airport transfer options. […]