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Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Erbil, Iraq
It seems only fitting that one of the oldest monuments in the world should be almost surrounded …
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Gagra, Georgia
An unmissable sight in Gagra is the old cinema, a grand building standing high above the colonna…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Gagra, Georgia
What used to be the hub of the early resort is now somewhat abandoned. The large square (I think…
Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Gagra, Georgia
Don't make the mistake of getting off in the centre of Gagra by the football stadium, and instea…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Novy Afon, Georgia
When the local diving boys pointed me down the lakeside path saying "Psyrtskha", I don't really …
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Novy Afon, Georgia
This is no Niagara, let's start with that. The monks from the monastery were very active in c…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Novy Afon, Georgia
Properly dressed visitors are welcome inside the monastery to see the main church of St Pantaleo…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Novy Afon, Georgia
The main attraction in Novy Afon is the large and colourful monastery on the hillside. During th…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Novy Afon, Georgia
I have to admit, I didn't know where the path behind Psyrtskha Station was going to take me, but…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Novy Afon, Georgia
Back down in the resort is a brand new park, created around a lake. There are even a couple of c…
Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Sokhumi, Georgia
Just a couple of blocks along from the abandoned government building is one of Sokhumi's main at…
Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Sokhumi, Georgia
Directly opposite the entrance to the Botanical Gardens is the Abkhazian State Museum, although …
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Sokhumi, Georgia
Looming above the tidy Freedom Park in the main square of Sokhumi is a huge building which once …
Expensive "Hotels & Accommodations" in Sokhumi, Georgia
The Hotel Dioskuria was fully booked when I decided I wanted to stay longer, so I booked the Leo…
Expensive "Hotels & Accommodations" in Sokhumi, Georgia
The Dioskuria is a brand new hotel right in the centre of Sokhumi, on the corner of Freedom Squa…
Very cheap "General Tips & Advice" in Sokhumi, Georgia
Sokhumi's bus station is inconveniently located in the car park of the main train station (voksa…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Sokhumi, Georgia
From the Botanical Gardens, follow the stream of tourists past a row of souvenir stalls down the…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Sokhumi, Georgia
In the centre between busy Lakoba Street (one of the main shopping streets in Sokhumi) and Prosp…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Sokhumi, Georgia
The liveliest and most pleasant place in Sokhumi is the pedestrianised seafront. The buildings r…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Sokhumi, Georgia
Walking along the seafront, you can't help but notice the two piers, both looking as if they mig…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Sokhumi, Georgia
Sokhumi's main beach area is to the north of the main seafront, backed by a busy promenade with …
Cheap "General Tips & Advice" in Sokhumi, Georgia
There are currently two ways to enter Abkhazia: from Russia via the Psou border crossing near So…
Cheap "General Tips & Advice" in Sokhumi, Georgia
Unless you are from Russia or a former Soviet Union country (except Georgia and the Baltic State…
Very cheap "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Sokhumi, Georgia
Traditional Abkhaz food is not that easy to find in the restaurants of Sokhumi (maybe it is else…
Free! "General Tips & Advice" in Sokhumi, Georgia
English is not widely spoken in Abkhazia. Staff in the first hotel I stayed in knew a few words,…
Free! "General Tips & Advice" in Sokhumi, Georgia
This is not an easy question to answer. I spent 6 days in Abkhazia, travelling for the most part…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Bender, Moldova
It wouldn't be Transnistria without a tank monument, and Bendery's tank is just as you cross the…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Bender, Moldova
Down by the river, in an overgrown corner of the park next to an abandoned building, a large m…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Bender, Moldova
If, like me, you found the riverside in Tiraspol a bit bleak and underwhelming, then you might b…
Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Bender, Moldova
Apparently this is the name, although it looked more like a regular theatre to me. Note the inte…