In Photos: the Abkhazian town of Ochamchire

In Photos: the Abkhazian town of Ochamchire

What to see whilst wandering around Ochamchire As we wandered around Ochamchire with a large DSLR camera slung over the shoulder, we sensed that something was not quite right, yet we couldn’t help but take photo after photo of this desperately poor town situated in...
Off-the-Beaten-Track Abkhazia: Pitsunda Resort

Off-the-Beaten-Track Abkhazia: Pitsunda Resort

Exploring the resort town of Pitsunda on the Black Sea Coast During our stay in the small but rather pleasant Abkhazian capital, Sukhumi, we used to visit the same canteen for breakfast each morning. The (predominately) elderly (and friendly) waitresses all had...
Abandoned Abkhazia: Eshera Sports Complex

Abandoned Abkhazia: Eshera Sports Complex

Exploring the ruins of the former Central Olympic Base of the USSR on the outskirts of Sukhumi There’s isn’t much left of what used to be the Eshera Sports Complex, the former Central Olympic Base of the USSR. Like so many buildings of note in Abkhazia, it was ravaged...

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