2001 there was not much about taxis in Gagra, but some busses where running like a private buissness. I was blessed with a car from my NGO.
As of 9th August 2008, The breakaway republic
declared war on Georgia so I expect the conflict to
escalate further with more killing.
See an account of what happened just after I left Gagra .
It's horrible to think what might have happened to the people whom I knew.
I hate all flag waving and nationalism.
It was my first mission, and I was heading a small orthopeadic workshop. Most of the amputations treated, where benn due Landmines, wich are still a big risk in certain places
I copied some info from the web here below
Pskhu Nature Reserve is
located in Abkhazia Autonomy Republic, in Sokhumi district,
Bzipi River basins.
Established in 1978.
The area is 27 334 ha.
Administratively it is united with Gumista and Skutcha reserves.
The aim of the reserve is to protect the Abkhazian
special kind of flora and fauna.
The reserve is famous for it's tradition of bee-keeping (apiculture).
The reserve is located in Pskhu depression it has triangles
shape and boards the main Caucasians, Bzipi and Gagra mountain ranges.
The average annual temperature is 9.1 degree (January -1.6, August 23.4);
the mean annual precipitation is 2284 mm.
The forest occupies 25 286 ha. The thin forest - 69 ha, meadows -
159 ha, rocks and badlands - 1538 ha, water reserve - 31 ha.
Unfortunately the reserve doesn't includes subalpine and alpine meadows.
The forests of the reserve are the most natural forests in Abkhazeti.
From tree-vegetation's here is ment fig-tree, silver-fir, beech, hornbeam,
oak, maple, birch ect. In underforest grows box-tree, rhododendron,
cherry-laurel, bilberry ect.
219 kind of vertebrates is registered in the reserve. It is mammals:
wild boar, roe dear, brown beer, chamois, marten, squirrels ect.
From bird: eagle, woodpecker, falcon ect. In the River Bzipi there is a lot of trend.
The territory between Pskhu and Gumista is high mountains meadows,
which are used for pasture, also they are pouching: Caucasian tur,
black-cock and eagle live right here. The two roads pass the Avadhara,
in reserve, a lot of touristic allays, which cause difficulties to keep the