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Staying Healthy in Abkhazia: Manual for Russian Tourists

Written by Ramaz Mitaishvili
Saturday, 21 July 2007
Dr. Ramaz Mitaishvili
Health concerns should comprise an important piece of your preparation for a trip to Abkhazia (breakaway province of Georgia), and staying healthy on the road takes vigilance. Make it a priority. Subtropical heat and mosquitoes are the biggest dangers, other than motor-vehicle accidents, and travelers should exercise caution over the extreme change in diet and sanitary standards in Abkhazia — especially if eating at local joints. But with just a few pretrip precautions and general prudence, you can enjoy a safe and healthy trip. Don’t forget that tourism in Abkhazia takes place illegally.
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