caucasus safety

Is it Safe to Travel in the Caucasus?

  It is very safe to travel in the Caucasus. On the edge of Europe and Asia, more famous as a destination for war reporters than tourists, people may worry whether travelling in the Caucasus is safe. We at the Travel Scientists travel to the region each year on the Caucasian Challenge, and we reckon it’s […]

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The Moments that Made the Caucasian Challenge Special

We recount some of the moments that made the Caucasian Challenge 2016 special.         There are fewer than five months till the this year’s Caucasian Challenge, and we’re getting excited by looking at back at the Caucasian Challenge 2016. We’ve recounted our highlights of each leg of the journey, from leaving Istanbul to the finishing party in […]

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Guest Post: Tony’s Caucasian Challenge Story

A guest post from Tony Thorndike, Caucasian Challenge participant (and winner)!       Tony Thorndike is a veteran of Travel Scientists rallies, a lifetime traveler who thinks nothing of driving from the UK to Bishkek, and back! He and his son-in-law Rob won the Caucasian Challenge in 2016, earning a reputation as a charming pair who loved to […]

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Caucasian Challenge Day 10: Secret Adventures

Day 10 of the Caucasian Challenge was dedicated to secret adventures, which we can’t really tell you about.       On Day 10 of the Caucasian Challenge we explored Nagorno-Karabkh, before driving along the Iranian border on our way to Kapan, in Southern Armenia. We can’t tell you everywhere we explored, but it was […]

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Caucasian Challenge 2016 Day 9: The Weirdest Village in the Caucasus?

  On Day 9 of the Caucasian Challenge 2016, we traveled to maybe the weirdest village in the Caucasus.         After one night at glorious Sevan Lake, on Day 9 it time to leave Armenia… sort of. Our destination was the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, the subject of a conflict between Azerbaijan and […]

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The Armenian Alphabet Monument

Ever gazed at an Armenian-language road sign and gave three silent cheers for GPS? Or wondered how something so utterly either un-ciryllic or non-latin-like could have materialized in this nook of the world, as if by magic? If so, wonder no more, but fold yourself into your favourite shape and absorb the story of the […]

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What Caucasians Ride On: Drinks from the Caucasus

When crossing the mighty countries of the Caucasus, it is important to stop from time to time and get to relax and drinking a cold beverage. Luckily, Caucasian countries have an amazing offer of traditional drinks that you should definitely try- but maybe not all at once.

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Visa Regulations of the Caucasian Countries

Preparing the visa for your next trip can be – frankly said –  quite a pain in the behind.  But since there is just no way around it, we’ll try to make it as easy as possible for you – life will get tough enough, once your adventure with the Caucasian Challenge has started after all! […]

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10 Ways to Have an Adventure in the Caucasus

Are you an adrenaline junkie looking for the next fix? Then we’ve got the doctor’s prescription for you right here! If you’re sick of all the tourists clogging up the streets of Thailand and Cambodia trying to find enlightenment in the next bar, then you’ll want to head over to the South Caucasus. This region on […]

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Why You Should Sign Up for the Caucasian Challenge

Adventure lovers – pay attention! If you’re looking for the next big thing to get the adrenaline pumping while throwing in a heavy dash of travel on the way, then pay attention this post is for you! Also, if you’ve been on the fence about joining the Caucasian Challenge, we’re just about to make your […]

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