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Originally posted by kevincronin2000 kevincronin2000 wrote:

Was looking at making a bit of a holiday out of this trip has anyone been to the costal resort of Batumi? Also what's the story with border crossing into Russia if one was to spend a few days in Sochi


Batumi is a strange oul place. Along the coast, you've got the big casinos and hotels, lovely promenade, nice beach, water/light shows, etc. Walk 200m inland and it gets pretty rundown pretty quickly. The main bus 'station' and the square it's on are dreadful looking. Roads and footpaths are covered in potholes and the like.
In saying that, we'd a great time there. It's touristy enough, though most of the tourists are Turkish and Iranian. The weather at that time of year will be warm, and it'd be a nice spot for a few days relaxation.
Also, dirt cheap outside the casinos. We were paying about 35c a pint, meals were about €2-3.

A wee tip, if you're flying via Istanbul, it's cheaper to book a flight to Artvin/Hopa, than to Batumi. Artvïn/Hopa is priced as a domestic flight, which lands at Batumi followed by a bus back across the border. But instead, just walk through to the Georgian immigration desk. Can save you a decent amount, but don't check in a bag.

For Sochi, you'll need a Russian visa, which is a bit of a pain.
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Where is everyone staying? 

Need to book flights too

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Having heard such good things about the Georgian people. I'll make this trip.

Might look into spending a few extra days there while I'm at it. 
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Our Georgian friend Vepkhistqaosani (who I thought was TJ in disguise) has kindly sent me this link from Georgian TV. It's a report on the Ireland and Wales games. Now we won't understand a word of course but there's some clips of Irish fans who we may know.

In particular the father and son at 1.07 would get some kick out of it I'm sure if anyone knows them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HQUZlQAoQ0
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[QUOTE=Hickster74]Our Georgian friend Vepkhistqaosani (who I thought was TJ in disguise) has kindly sent me this link from Georgian TV. It's a report on the Ireland and Wales games. Now we won't understand a word of course but there's some clips of Irish fans who we may know.

In particular the father and son at 1.07 would get some kick out of it I'm sure if anyone knows them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HQUZlQAoQ0[/QUOTE]
 
And Borat at 1:17 LOL
 
To be fair the Georgians brought 2 more fans than I thought they originally did.


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If we take wales and austria at home depending on wales v serbia how close to qualification would this match be ?

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Originally posted by manchesterbhoy manchesterbhoy wrote:

If we take wales and austria at home depending on wales v serbia how close to qualification would this match be ?



There would be 9 points left to play for with 3 games left (if we were to win) Can't see us being 10 points clear at that stage tbh
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Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by manchesterbhoy manchesterbhoy wrote:

If we take wales and austria at home depending on wales v serbia how close to qualification would this match be ?



There would be 9 points left to play for with 3 games left (if we were to win) Can't see us being 10 points clear at that stage tbh


6 really as we aren't going to lose at home to Moldova the groups is far from done but we can dream

A win at home v Serbia which won't be easy could see a major party in Dublin on the Monday night but when do we do things easily
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Anyone booked this trip recently? Looking to manage 3 nights away and looking at flights this morning. 
One stop flights via Munich costing up near €600...that's just from skyscanner/google flights though. Wondering if anyone has found a better/cheaper route flying in to Tbilisi itself?
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Originally posted by manchesterbhoy manchesterbhoy wrote:

Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by manchesterbhoy manchesterbhoy wrote:

If we take wales and austria at home depending on wales v serbia how close to qualification would this match be ?



There would be 9 points left to play for with 3 games left (if we were to win) Can't see us being 10 points clear at that stage tbh


6 really as we aren't going to lose at home to Moldova the groups is far from done but we can dream

A win at home v Serbia which won't be easy could see a major party in Dublin on the Monday night but when do we do things easily


Gave me a fright there. The Serbia game is on Tuesday not Monday. We'd have been in trouble as we don't get back from Georgia until Tuesday afternoon!
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Originally posted by Paulie Paulie wrote:

Originally posted by manchesterbhoy manchesterbhoy wrote:

Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by manchesterbhoy manchesterbhoy wrote:

If we take wales and austria at home depending on wales v serbia how close to qualification would this match be ?



There would be 9 points left to play for with 3 games left (if we were to win) Can't see us being 10 points clear at that stage tbh


6 really as we aren't going to lose at home to Moldova the groups is far from done but we can dream

A win at home v Serbia which won't be easy could see a major party in Dublin on the Monday night but when do we do things easily


Gave me a fright there. The Serbia game is on Tuesday not Monday. We'd have been in trouble as we don't get back from Georgia until Tuesday afternoon!


Sorry blame the shams I was with at the weekend telling me it was Monday even better it's the Tuesday

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Originally posted by manchesterbhoy manchesterbhoy wrote:

Originally posted by Paulie Paulie wrote:

Originally posted by manchesterbhoy manchesterbhoy wrote:

Originally posted by lassassinblanc lassassinblanc wrote:

Originally posted by manchesterbhoy manchesterbhoy wrote:

If we take wales and austria at home depending on wales v serbia how close to qualification would this match be ?



There would be 9 points left to play for with 3 games left (if we were to win) Can't see us being 10 points clear at that stage tbh


6 really as we aren't going to lose at home to Moldova the groups is far from done but we can dream

A win at home v Serbia which won't be easy could see a major party in Dublin on the Monday night but when do we do things easily


Gave me a fright there. The Serbia game is on Tuesday not Monday. We'd have been in trouble as we don't get back from Georgia until Tuesday afternoon!


Sorry blame the shams I was with at the weekend telling me it was Monday even better it's the Tuesday



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Just noticed that there is a direct flight from Riga to Tbilisi on 31 Aug. May be of interest to some people 
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I only just realised that you have a perfect record v Georgia (played 8 won 8).
Considering they are our bogey team (played 4, lost 3 drew 1) ...
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Originally posted by manulike manulike wrote:

I only just realised that you have a perfect record v Georgia (played 8 won 8).
Considering they are our bogey team (played 4, lost 3 drew 1) ...
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Originally posted by batchbread batchbread wrote:

Just noticed that there is a direct flight from Riga to Tbilisi on 31 Aug. May be of interest to some people 


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