Akhaltsikhe

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Akhaltsikhe
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Country:
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Georgia
State: Samtskhe-Javakheti
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Akhaltsikhe is a town in southern Georgia.

Get out

Road to Vale (for Turkey), Abastumani and Batumi

To get out of town ; Go to the main intersection (right below the police station) and walk about 200 meters and you'll get to a good spot. After 4 kilometers you'll get to a intersection where about 50% of the vehicles are going direction Vale and 50 % are going in the Batumi, Abastumani direction.

To Vale; The road is fairly well trafficked although the last bit to the border can potentially get a bit tricky.

To Abastumani or Batumi; The road sign may say Batumi but truth is that most cars are bound for Abastumani so if you're heading there you shouldn't encounter any problems. However if you intend to cross the mountains and go to Batumi you should prepare yourself for a hitchhiking challenge as people from this area actually prefer going around the mountains rather than crossing them (roughly a 400 kilometers instead of 150) due to the dire state of the road. Even though you could be lucky you should prepare yourself for some village to village hitchhiking. The first 20 kilometers are pretty easy, the next 20 are pretty hard and after that it actually became so hard (20 hours without a single car in the right direction) that hitchhiker Theo actually gave up and went back to Akhaltsikhe instead.