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An abandoned theatre in Gagra

Abkhazia in Pictures

Abkhazia is a remarkable juxtaposition of sorrow and beauty, where abandoned places mix with natural beauty. It has almost been forgotten by the outside world, and even just getting to Abkhazia can be a serious challenge. It’s a land that offers striking landscapes checkered by abandoned buildings everywhere — haunting reminders of the war that tore […]

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An abandoned palace near Lake Ritsa Abkhazia

Abkhazia Travel Diary

Abkhazia – A Forgotten Land of Sorrow and Beauty “An AMERICAN? Why are you trying to travel to Abkhazia?” inquired the Georgian police officer as I slipped my blue passport under the checkpoint’s glass. Uh, that’s a good question, I thought to myself. I had planned how to go to Abkhazia, but hadn’t really pondered my […]

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A cup of coffee at one of the best Almaty cafes

The 5 Best Almaty Cafes

For the uninitiated traveler, a visit to Almaty, Kazakhstan isn’t likely to fit with your expectations. It’s an incredibly vibrant, cosmopolitan city, whose lush green streets buzz in the shadows of imposing snow-capped mountains. But the core of its culture is the bustling Almaty cafe scene. You won’t have to search long in Almaty to […]

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Sunset in Batumi Georgia

Batumi, Georgia – Singapore Meets Atlantic City on the Black Sea

[If you are headed to Georgia, be sure to check out my Georgia Travel Itinerary and my list of the Best Places to Visit in the Country of Georgia] Imagine for a second that you mixed Singapore with Atlantic City, shrunk it down ten sizes, added a dash of southern hospitality and a hint of […]

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Georgia Travel Guide and Itinerary : Tbilisi

Tbilisi, Georgia: Why I Love This City

(If you are headed to Georgia, be sure to check out my Georgia Travel Itinerary and my list of the Best Places to Visit in the Country of Georgia) Sometimes your head is filled with expectations about a place based on stories you’ve heard from other travelers, photos you saw on Instagram, or just some […]

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Visit Almaty: 10 Reasons It’s The Coolest City You’ve Never Heard Of

Visting Almalty, Kazakhstan may not be high on your list – but it should be! Read on to find out why. Leafy green trees hang over wide, clean sidewalks sprinkled with hip cafes and trendy restaurants. Cocktail bars and salsa clubs pulsate until the wee hours of the morning. And all this is set against jagged snow-covered mountain […]

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