Abandoned Villages: Istinjo

Published 4th of September, 2017

Istinjo is an abandoned little village, with an active farm, just east of Filousa. You won't find it on Google or Bing Maps, unless you opt for satellite view and locate it manually. We have driven past it on numerous times ourselves before we realised it was actually an old village; from the main road it looked more like a slightly ramshackle farm. We only found out it's name when we did our Polis route the other other day. However, on that occasion we decided to stop and have a bit of an explore. Given that we had been following roadsigns to Istinjo since Sarama, it only seemed fair. This is what we found...

Istinjo From Afar

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We have always approached Istinjo from the South, coming up from Sarama. However, if you are in a standard car and don't fancy any off-roading, it is also reachable from Filousa.

The Main Farm

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Next to Istinjo there is an active farm. It is for this reason that we had always assumed that Istinjo WAS that farm. It only dawned on us that there was more to the place when we stopped for a photo.

An Old Cooker

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These cookers are a common sight, and seem to stand the test of time better than a lot of the buildings.

Water Supply

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This water feature is dated WSID 1944. If you have been following our blogs, you will know that this stagnant water can only mean one thing...

Inspection Dates

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Yes that's right. The inspectors have been out monitoring the mosquito levels and spraying insecticides. According to the app they are using; iWriteOnWall v2.0, the last inspection was on 17th July 2017. So they are obviously on the ball.

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