• Tourism rescues Omalo, Georgia, from oblivion - photo essay

    8 days ago - By The Guardian

    Adventure tourists have thrown the remotest mountain region of the country an economic lifeline - but at what cost to ancient traditions and customs? Through the Greater Caucasus mountain range that forms the northern belt of Georgia, the slim road of the Abano pass cuts a treacherous path. In fact the term “road” is a little generous; for 45 miles, this dirt track cut out of the edge of the mountainside swells and contracts as it snakes upwards to a height of 2,000 metres. The sheer drop along the road edge claims several lives every year, and its reputation was cemented when it featured...
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