Abkhazia Travel BlogTravel guides, itineraries, abandoned places, street art and off-the-beaten-path places in Abkhazia
Hello and welcome to our Abkhazia travel blog. You will find all our Abkhazia blog posts in this section of our website.
Maybe you found our Abkhazia travel blog because you are considering a visit to Abkhazia, or perhaps you are partway through planning a trip to the Caucasus region. Whatever the reason, we hope we can provide some useful resources and travel tips for Abkhazia.
We wrote these posts following our Summer 2018 travel to Abkhazia, a tiny de-facto state in the Caucasus. We have mixed feelings about Abkhazia – on the one hand, we really enjoyed exploring a lesser-visited part of the region (we saw one other foreign tourist during our 10-day visit), but Abkhazia also has dark memories for us, because it was there that we had our worst-ever travel experience.
Our Abkhazia blog posts are generally aimed at independent travellers and backpackers like us and have a strong focus on travelling around using public transport, staying in budget accommodation and exploring off-the-beaten-path and lesser-visited places.
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Accidentally Wes Anderson – a selection of our photographs which we think belong on a Wes Anderson movie set #AccidentallyWesAnderson
Visiting an abandoned thermal Power Plant in Tkvarcheli. This ruined power plant in Abkhazia is among our most interesting urban explorations.
Photographs of Lenin statues in the former Soviet Union. These fifteen monuments to Lenin are still standing in the former USSR.
Exploring an abandoned former Medical Centre in Sukhumi, Abkhazia. Get off the beaten path in the Caucasus where the urbexing options are endless.
Off-the-beaten-path places to visit in Abkhazia: Bzypta. Soviet bus stops, mosaics, abandoned buildings and a Lenin statue in Northern Abkhazia.
A short history of the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1991. A guide for those travellers to the former USSR who want to learn about the history of the region.
Photographs of some of our favourite examples of Soviet mosaics in the former USSR. These mosaics are perfect examples of art in post-Soviet states.
Photographs of some of the best examples of Soviet modernism in the former USSR, plus a brief explanation of this genre of architecture.
Of all the derelict places we find, abandoned swimming pools are some of the most alluring. Urban exploration at some of the world’s forsaken swimming pools
Our exploration of Abkhazia’s neglected and plundered structures continued with a visit to the nearby Sanatorium of the Ministry of Defence of the USSR.
What to do in Ochamchire, a Black Sea resort which has far from recovered following the brutal Abkhazian-Georgian conflict of the early nineties.
Pitsunda Resort: Get off the beaten path in Abkhazia and explore the resort town of Pitsunda on the Black Sea Coast, including some history of the resort.