Though it's made more complicated cos they often russify their names like Kasparov/Kasparian or Paradjanov whatever he was originally called.
Practically it's pretty easy - everything's connected by a surprisingly effective system of semi-scheduled minibuses called marshrutkas, and there's enough tourism, at least in the places that we looked at going, that you can find places to stay and to eat without much trouble. Picking up very basic tourist Russian helps a lot.How difficult is it just on a practical level? And do you have to eat mutton? I'm a life long vegetarian
Ah they have this in Chelyabinsk where my girlfriend is from. The public transport system there kinda collapsed and was replaced by this private minibus network run by (I think) Armenians. For me it's a fantastic system cos there are hundreds and hundreds of routes going all through the city, they're really fast and you never have to wait more than about two minutes at a stop to go somewhere (admittedly not always where you planned). And it costs like 3p. My girlfriend sees them as a representation of the collapsed system but I see them as maybe the best bus service I've ever known.Practically it's pretty easy - everything's connected by a surprisingly effective system of semi-scheduled minibuses called marshrutkas