ABKHAZIA


 

Read blog posts written following our Summer 2018 travels in Abkhazia…

In photos: Abandoned swimming pools

Urban exploration at some of the world’s forsaken swimming pools Of all the derelict places we find, swimming pools have to be one of the most alluring. It’s not always that easy to visualise what an abandoned location would have been like before it became...

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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...

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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...

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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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What we got up to in the Baltic States and the Caucasus

Not the typical tourist attractions: Alternative sightseeing on our travels In no particular order, our priorities on our recent 2½ month trip to the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and Armenia, Georgia and Abkhazia in the Caucasus were as follows:...

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