I resolve to give up on looking for answers on the internet.
My boyfriend and I want to spend two months in Russia. Ideally we would like to get our visa in Istanbul before we spend a month cycling the Black Sea coast towards Trabzon where we’ll catch an overnight ferry to Sochi, Russia.
This could be easy, complicated, or impossible – depending on what you read on the web.
I wait for emails from visa support agencies and replies through forums and weigh responses against what I hope might be possible.
I spend too long going in circles and decide it’s better to go directly to the consulate.