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Muynak the Town Missing it’s Seaside – Aral Sea – Uzbekistan -September 2017

Muynak is a seaside town without a seaside. It is a tragic story both for the town and the environment. The once massive Aral Sea once supported a fishing fleet … Continue reading

September 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

Heavy Load on a Weak Bridge – Angola – June 2017

Ever wonder what happens when a large double trailer gas tank crosses a long poorly built bridge?

September 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Gateway to Hell – Turkmenistan- September 2017

Deep in the deserts of Turkmenistan lies a flaming crater. A cavern collapsed accidentally by Soviet geologists during exploration the methane gases coming from the hole were lit to prevent … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

A Building Fit for a Dictator? – Baku -August 2017

Dame Zaha Hadid is the world’s foremost female architect. Born in Iraq she later became a British citizen and was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II. I had never … Continue reading

September 25, 2017 · 1 Comment

In the Footsteps of Stalin at his Spa – Tskaltubo, Georgia 2017

The radon-carbonate mineral water of Tskaltubo in Georgia used to attract 125,000 Soviet elite a year. With the fall of the Soviet Union the number of tourists dropped to virtually … Continue reading

September 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

Hiking Georgia – August 2017

The Caucus could be some of the best hiking in the world. It has it all; high peaks, glaciers, quaint ancient villages and medium distance routes. Trouble is most of … Continue reading

September 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Bank of Georgia Building – Tbilisi August 2017

Built in 1975 by the Soviets, this 18 story building appears to be cascading down the hill. A concept referred to as Space City Method it allows vegetation to grow … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

Master Levine’s Divine Tunnels – August 2017 – Armenia

Underneath a house on the outskirts of Yerevan lies an unlikely series of holy tunnels. Started in 1986 they are the work of one man who toiled until his death … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Chernobyl – Holiday in a Radioactive Zone – August 2017

Anyone with half an education will know a little about this Soviet catastrophe that shook the world. Not only was it the world’s first big nuclear disaster, which caused clouds … Continue reading

August 9, 2017 · 5 Comments

Duga – Soviet Woodpecker – Ukraine – August 2017

If you have ever seen the Divergent movie series you might have remembered the absolutely ridiculous fence that surrounded futuristic Chicago. It’s actually a nod to a fascinating piece of … Continue reading

August 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

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