Off-the-beaten-path places to visit in Abkhazia: Bzypta. Soviet bus stops, mosaics, abandoned buildings and a Lenin statue in Northern Abkhazia.
Abkhazia Blog Posts
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.
Eshera Sports Complex, the former Central Olympic Base of the USSR, now lies abanonded on the outskirts of Sukhumi but it’s a good spot for Urbexers.
Alternative things to see on our Baltic States and the Caucasus trip included street art, abandoned places, Soviet-era architecture, mosaics and monuments.
Our experience of being robbed in Abkhazia: what happened when we got mugged in Tkvarcheli, and our thoughts on how safe is is to travel to Abkhazia.