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  • First view of Turkey
    First view of Turkey
    by Castaner
  • Batumi - Sarpi road
    Batumi - Sarpi road
    by Castaner
  • Breathtaking view of the Black Sea
    Breathtaking view of the Black Sea
    by Castaner

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    by Castaner Written Aug 28, 2006

    Favorite thing: Sarpi is usually known simply as a transit point for people crossing the Georgian - Turkish border. Indeed, this is what I used it for on my trip, but on the way there are some sights. First, the beach there is locally known to be a bit nicer than the one in Batumi, just a few miles to the north. Though I couldn't make out a town center or anything like that, the setting is quite dramatic. Sandwiched between very lush, green mountains and the expanse of the Black Sea, this is a beautiful place to stop for a moment and take pictures. Crossing from either side can be a bit time consuming (see my Georgia page for visa information), but ultimately worth it. If you are an American or either country requires you to have a visa upon arrival, it's a good idea to bring US dollars. If you look closely at this picture, you will see an isolated beach umbrella. Upon closer inspection, we determined this to be a Turkish soldier/border guard standing on the beach (with rifle and all), making sure no one would illegally cross. On the Georgian side, there are bathers calmly bathing with this international boundary very close by. Very interesting to see. It was also interesting to see a mosque just on the Turkish side of the border. Good luck to all making this trip. Check out my Georgia page for more information and rate some of the tips if you can. And feel free to message me for more information.

    First view of Turkey Batumi - Sarpi road Breathtaking view of the Black Sea
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