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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