"Their city was called Sukhumi, a port town on the Black Sea. But when the boys were only eight years old, their parents moved to Australia. About as far as you can go from Georgia, without starting to come back the other side again. This should have been a massive disruption for the twins. But since they had each other, they took it in their stride and rapidly assimilated into the relaxed, down under lifestyle. Ironically, it was their parents who struggled with the move and were mostly miserable. They both had to work long hours to survive and hence the twins were sent away to boarding school."
Sukhumi is the capital of Abkhazia, a disputed region on the Black Sea coast of Georgia.
It is located on a wide bay of the eastern coast of the Black Sea and serves as a port, rail junction and a holiday resort. It is known for its beaches, sanatoriums, mineral-water spas and semitropical climate.