The Last Lights On The Right: Shoushi, Agdam, & Martakert

The Last Lights On The Right: Shoushi, Agdam, & Martakert

  After a morning in Stepanakert we headed out towards the rest of the Karabakh region to explore other areas evidently affected by the recent clashes between Azerbaijan and Karabakh/Armenian forces.The first sign of the war was a tank memorial on a hill, refurbished...
Stepanakert And Never Look Back!

Stepanakert And Never Look Back!

 From Tatev we turned and drove up north towards the town Goris, famous for being the home to the Settlement of old Kores, a series of previous inhabited rock caves similar to the cave homes in Cappadocia.  And thus began our final leg of our roadtrip into...
Knock-Knock-Nakh-chivan On Heaven’s Door: 2 Days In Nakhchivan

Knock-Knock-Nakh-chivan On Heaven’s Door: 2 Days In Nakhchivan

 It’s time to shift monsooning back into higher gears — today we’re visiting Nakhchivan!A landlocked exclave separated from Azerbaijan by Armenia (or as some say, physically located within Armenia), but an otherwise autonomous region under the control of the Republic...
Let’s Do The Tiraspol Transnistrian Time Warp Again

Let’s Do The Tiraspol Transnistrian Time Warp Again

See those dotted lines around Tiraspol on the map above? That means something. Sandwiched in between Moldova and Ukraine lies a breakaway/renegade self-proclaimed separatist region officially known as Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic or Transnistria autonomous...
Playing Chicken With South Ossetia & Stalin’s Gori Past

Playing Chicken With South Ossetia & Stalin’s Gori Past

Stalin’s birthplace just got served.   After a 2-3 hour walking tour of Tbilisi at dawn, I hopped in my 9am car to Gori and the South Ossetian border.     South Ossetia is infamous for being the Russian-leaning autonomous region that declared secession from...