Sukhumi Piers Abkhazia

The Decaying Pleasure Piers Of Sukhumi

The Sukhumi Piers are a decaying reminder of Abkhazia’s former glory. I want to show you the crumbling pleasure piers of Sukhumi, on the promenade of Abkhazia’s fragmented yet intriguingly alluring capital. This seaside city was once a thriving tourist destination during the days of the Soviet Union. The piers were crowded and the beaches over flowing with visitors from all corners …

Psyrtskha Railway Station Abkhazia

Abkhazia’s Abandoned Psyrtskha Railway Station

Abkhazia’s abandoned Psyrtskha Railway Station is in a state of romantic decay! Is there such a thing as romantic decay? I’ll leave that up to you to decide, but if anywhere in the world deserves this adjective, it’s most certainly Abkhazia’s decaying Psyrtskha Railway Station in Novy Afon. It’s a strange way to describe a small railway station, but Psyrtskha demonstrates the …

Novy Afon Abkhazia Travel

Novy Afon: A Very Soviet Holiday

I was unceremoniously dumped off the bus by the harsh Abkhazian bus conductor on the edge of Novy Afon. He didn’t take too kindly to my severe lack of Russian language skills- the lingua franca of the region- when I asked if this was the stop. “Novy Afon?” I asked, to which he violently halted the bus, opened the doors and threw me …

The sound of despair rose to a shrieking and terrifying crescendo as I climbed the steps towards Abkahazia's 'Institute of Experimental Pathology and Therapy'.

Abkhazia’s Space Monkey Concentration Camp

The sound of despair rose to a shrieking and terrifying crescendo as I climbed the steps towards Abkahazia’s ‘Institute of Experimental Pathology and Therapy’. This was supposed to be a monkey sanctuary, but as I got closer, all I could hear was primal fear. *** WARNING: The Following Article May Contain Distressing Images *** What was this place? I still don’t …

How To Travel To Abkhazia

How To Travel To The Breakaway Republic Of Abkhazia!

So, you want to travel to a country which doesn’t exist? A barely recognised, war torn state somewhere on the black sea? Well then you are reading the right article! Here’s how to travel to the Breakaway Republic of Abkhazia! The breakaway Republic of Abkhazia is a little known, self declared nation on the sub tropical shores of the Black …