Drink Plenty of Tea and Bathe Once a Week

By / January 2014

Dave Hayton goes on a tea bender in Dagestan: “Teatimes, like the call to prayer, provide a rhythm for the unpredictability of life in these mountains.”


Mystery in the Caucasus Mountains

By / November 2013

On the hunt for forgotten villages in Dagestan: “I swear there were moments when I felt the little car go up on two wheels. My arrogant attempt to bribe the officer only worsened the situation.”


The Other Albania

By / October 2012

Dave Hayton on a mountain mystery in remote Dagestan: “Albania, the country, was 2,000 miles away. Albania, the village, was not on my map. But I had read once about another Albania.”