Khinalug - an island in the Caucasus mountains

Some time ago, while looking through my Facebook feed, I came across a picture of the mountain village of Khinalug in Azerbaijan. I immediately fell in love with the place, and knew I would have to visit it one day. A couple of years later, I was lucky enough to live in the neighbouring country of Georgia, and decided to grab the opportunity. Together with a »

The flying tin coffins of Chiatura

We were accompanied by snow, rain and gloomy skies the entire day we spent in Chiatura, but the weather could not possibly fit the overall atmosphere of the city any better. Imagine a post-apocalyptic corner in the otherwise sunny and joyful country of Georgia. This is Chiatura. In the Soviet times it was a thriving mining town, and during its heyday around 60% (!) of the manganese »