Where should I travel to for a short term stay Baku, Azerbaijan or Tbilisi, Georgia?

Baku, Azerbaijan v.s. Tbilisi, Georgia
What are the pros and cons of both destinations for an new digital nomad ?

FYI: I have not been to either, but have visited all the neighboring countries.

That being said, I also know MANY people that have visited one or the other, or both.

Hands down, Tbilisi. :slight_smile:

I visited Tbilisi in September. It’s very affordable and the people are fairly friendly (though knowing some Russian or Georgian is helpful).

I haven’t been to Azerbaijan, mainly because the visa process was annoying for Canadians ($100 USD) and Baku is notoriously expensive (presumably due to the oil economy, though that may be better now with oil trading so low).

From what I hear, Armenia is great to visit and even more affordable than Georgia.

I’m taking my flight from Tbilisi to Baku :smile: Tbilisi so far is the best place I’ve been to, I could stay here my whole life :smile: it’s a small scenic city, everything is cheap, public transport is good & convenient, great food, girls are beautiful, internet is fast, people are friendly (I’ve had a bunch of local friends now). And don’t miss trying Georgian wine when you come here.

Tbilisi hands down. You can get a decent apartment for $400 a month there, and if you’re an entrepreneur it’s probably one of the best places in the world to start a business.

You can read a blog I wrote about life and business in Tbilisi here: http://nomadcapitalist.com/2015/09/21/country-the-next-america/.

Anyone been to Azerbaijan lately and know if you can get a transit visa on arrival?

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I’d been thinking about going to Tbilisi myself, but it seems pretty difficult to get there from just about anywhere.

@suuzin I’d thought the same, but it turns out you can fly to Georgia for under $250 roundtrip from most places in Europe.

Examples:
Warsaw - Tbilisi $182 roundtrip https://www.google.com/flights/#search;f=WAW,WMI,RWA;t=TBS;d=2016-06-09;r=2016-06-13

Munich Tbilisi $229 roundtrip https://www.google.com/flights/#search;f=MUC,ZMU;t=TBS;d=2016-06-09;r=2016-06-13;sel=MUCSAW0PC320-SAWTBS0PC462,TBSSAW0PC463-SAWMUC0PC319

Thanks! It wasn’t just the price, but the crazy flight times… though that Munich flight looks not too bad. I’ll keep it in mind.