I always wanted to visit Iran and finally got my visa. The process of applying for Iranian visa was not so difficult as most of people think. When I was in Turkey I planned to get Iranian visa in Tbilisi. After visiting Iran embassy in Tbilisi, figured out that it will be kinda hard, as they recommended better go to tour agency and get authentification number. Authentification number is ID number of your invitation letter. So, travel agency in Iran sends copy of your documents to Ministry of Iran and after review you will get authentification number. For sure I could apply for visa in Tbilisi but it would take too much time, minimum 3 weeks. After decided try to find another options, the first one was to go to Armenia and apply there. But after some days one my friend recommend to go to Batumi and try luck there. He was right and I got my visa in one day. I payed 40 euro, provided photo with passport and next day I got my visa. Now I can say that it was really easy and staff was friendly.
Iran consulate in Batumi: Consulate moved to new address and now they can be found in Parnavaz Mepe St, Batumi, in front of Departament of Tourism.
Neccesary documents for visa:
- 2 photos 3×4
- Visa fee about 40 euro
If you are in Turkey, I recommend you to apply for visa in Trabzon and you can get visa in one day as in Batumi. So you do not need go to Batumi.
In this post I wanted to share route how to get to capital of Georgia, Tbilisi from Istanbul. If you decided to visit Georgia after traveling in Turkey, you can it in two ways, by plane and by bus. Let’s see which is comfortable and which is cheaper.
Flight with the cheapest price from Istanbul to Tbilisi provides Atlasjet. The price is 110$ but you can buy tickets with similar price from Turkish Airlines and from Pegasus. But if you need to leave asap prices will be little bit expensive in previous two airline companies, but you can find ticket with the same price in Atlasjet. So better check all three airline companies. I could find cheap ticket only in Atlasjet, so I chose Atlasjet. Flight takes 2 hours and departure time is 23:30, I think for all flights. But during our flight there was a delay about 30 minutes, they said that they had to check all system and devices to be sure if everything is working properly. If we talk about comfort it was really comfortable as I get three empty seats, so I just laid and slept.
Definitely it’s better than business class. During takeoff plane shook little bit, but I think it’s normal for not big planes.
This part will be shorter as I didn’t go by bus. From Istanbul to Tbilisi bus service provides Metro Turizm. You can check it by opening Metro Turizm website and by selecting Istanbul and “TIFLIS(GURCISTAN)”. The price is about 114-120 TL and it takes 25 hours to get to Tbilisi. There are two types/classes of busses in Metro Turizm, “Class” and “Suit”. If you have a chance to choose I recommend you to choose “Suit” class as there are three rows not four and it’s much comfortable to sleep. Also, difference in price is about 5-10 TL.
If we talk about comfort, I would say that you will get maximum comfort which is possible to get in bus, i.e. a/c, snacks, toned window, enough place for legs.
I think both options are good to choose but difference is in just time and money, which you will make decision according your requirements. For me 25 hours journey is little bit much, so that’s why chose first option.
We are from generation of people who are engaged in one thing – to watch. Technology has enabled us to obtain any information which is good. But unfortunately it turned out that there is another side effect. While watching others, we don’t want to do something. People began to divide into two groups, the first group is people who are doing something and the second group just watching the first. I certainly do not want to label them, do not want to compare and discuss what is good and what is bad. But to be a little pragmatic, then be in the first group is much more profitable. Easier to get financial freedom being in the first group and you will have many opportunities to earn a lot of money. Just because you will have spending and accounts for which you are required to pay. Even here it is not about greed, you just want something and you will find the money to get what you want. Once everything is simple. When sitting on the sofa and watching others, hardly you will be required to do something for yourself. Although you may have the desire but it’s not enough to start intensive process. Suppose a person buys one-way ticket to country where previously he was not, in cases of lack of money sure he could find the money and solve any problems that arise in the future. The reason is simple, he is obliged to do so because he has no other choice. However, the example we’ve got a very radical but in life such things happen very rarely, and even if in the future they reproduce, they will not disturb you as the first time since you already have immunity to such events. In the end, life goes but you’re left with something, let it even be a good remembrance. Agree, in old age you will not remember how you were watching TV, sleeping, that is what you do every day. I think instead of saving money for retirement need to save better memories. At least you will have a story to tell to your own grandchildren. But I think the best thing you can do so is to balance between the two groups. Long stay in the same group will torment you, the people in the first group are exhausted from new experiences and the second group of boredom. Now you understand that to say to be in one group is good or bad, is not logical. Conclusion we have turned some abstract, but if we talk specifically and with examples from real life then it sounds like: to travel for a while and after returning home to watch your pictures and videos with family. Here I complete my little post about us, about the generation of watching people.
P.S. Do not travel on the sofa. 🙂
Finally decided to start my own NaNoWriMo camp although it’s not november but I can’t wait till november. I have no idea about what I will write, about plot, also about name of the novel. Maybe start from the end?! I see two ways of this decision: first I just give up writing which is more close to reality or I will complete my novel but won’t recommend to myself by myself. I think we should remember quote: “It’s the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little”. So, let’s stop doing the greatest mistake. I can’t even imagine how to solve the issue with the idea for novel. But you can calm down I won’t write in English, as I don’t what to be Grammar Nazi. I prefer Russian than English, as Russian is my second language. Well, let’s see what happens.
I think the most frequently asked question in my life is “What do you do?” and I want answer to this question should sound as “I’m novelist”. Agree because it sounds better than “I’m computing technology engineer”. So, you can say we know that you are not novelist and you have to wait for a long time to become novelist. I say that you are wrong. I should provide proof link? Take it! National novel writing month is a project where you can write your novel within month. The problem is it starts from november but I can’t wait such a long time and I want to be novelist as soon as possible. So, I decided to try write my first novel. I haven’t decided about what I will write but I think it doesn’t matter. The main point is novel should include a lot of lulz. So, if I will write 1666 words per day, in a month amount of words would be 50,000 and it’s enough for novel. I will start writing when I figure out about what I want to write. Let’s see what we get.
Today I want to share two Zen resources which I like to read when I have free time. I’m sure you also like them as content of these resources is unique and helps when you need motivation to do something. First resource is Zen Habits. Zen Habits is blog focused on topics such as productivity and being organized. Author is Leo Babauta. Second resource is Zen Pencils. In Zen Pencils you can read cartoons with inspirational quotes. Author is Gavin Aung Than – a cool cartoonist.
So, hope you enjoy two listed resources.
I started driving car and now learning how to drive it by myself. The start was hard but I’m trying follow all rules. Sometimes I just dream about auto transmission but everything comes with experience. I can’t give any tips about driving car as I have just started training. Here I will complete my post and attach photo of sticker which is more than text.