Finding Vitali – An End of a Journey – Part VIII – The Mystically Wonderful World of Abkhazia


Finding Vitali – A Friendship Begins We were waiting in the city center of Pitsunda looking for a way to get back to our little village, up until this point we had tried to find an inexpensive taxi willing to take us, we had no such luck. Then we found Vitali, he agreed to take … More Finding Vitali – An End of a Journey – Part VIII – The Mystically Wonderful World of Abkhazia

A Fascinating Journey to Abkhazia – Part VII – The Mystically Wonderful World of Abkhazia


A Fascinating Journey to Abkhazia I’ve discovered on this fascinating journey to Abkhazia a land rich in beauty, I felt the heart of the people and warmth of the Abkhaz sun. Yet in everything that I’ve shared none of it can compare with the experience, the things that touch the heart, mind, and soul that … More A Fascinating Journey to Abkhazia – Part VII – The Mystically Wonderful World of Abkhazia

Photogenic New Athos – Part VI – The Mystically Wonderful World of Abkhazia


  New Athos the most photogenic of them all Each place we visited while in Abkhazia was unique, New Athos wasn’t any different. New Athos just happened to be the most photogenic of them all. Here in this photo above I caught the reflection of the restaurant on the water, plus Novy Afon’s spires balancing with … More Photogenic New Athos – Part VI – The Mystically Wonderful World of Abkhazia

Incredible Waterfalls of Abkhazia – Part IV – The Mystically Wonderful World of Abkhazia


Gegskij Waterfalls / Gega Waterfalls At the confluence of  two mountain rivers the Gega and Yupshara there is an incredible phenomenon of Abkhazian nature – the Gegskij/Gega waterfall. It was formed by the river flowing from an underground karst cave through an imperceptible crevice in the rock. It seems that the river is being ejected from … More Incredible Waterfalls of Abkhazia – Part IV – The Mystically Wonderful World of Abkhazia

Doing the Ritz at Ritsa Lake- Part III of The Mystically Wonderful World of Abkhazia


The Amazing Allure of Ritsa Lake There is a legend about Ritsa Lake, it’s a beautiful story about Ritsa and her brothers. See more here. The story is gripping and so are the mountains and lake. My first sight of the high mountains enthralled me, I had a vision of the Alps in my mind, … More Doing the Ritz at Ritsa Lake- Part III of The Mystically Wonderful World of Abkhazia

The Mystically Wonderful World of Abkhazia


The Mystically Wonderful World of Abkhazia I think I had a few expectations when planning this trip to Abkhazia. I’d seen many photographs and read about the history and justifiably it wouldn’t do any good to try to sound grandiloquent describing this wonderful little country since words just won’t do it justice. But I’m getting … More The Mystically Wonderful World of Abkhazia

Mirror Reflections – Yemen & Abkhazia (Former USSR)


“Bridging” Life in Yemen Shahara famous for the Bridge of Sighs which is even featured on the country’s 10 Rial coin. This engineering marvel spans a sheer 300 foot deep canyon. Built in the early 17th Century, this famous bridge has stood the test of time. From both sides of the bridge the mountains parted … More Mirror Reflections – Yemen & Abkhazia (Former USSR)