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Friday’s Featured Food: Zeama in Butuceni, Moldova

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Backpacking in Moldova is pure bliss. You’ll visit places like Butuceni, Orheiul Vechi and Chisinau and realise that there are no other tourists in sight and you’ll love it. When in the remote village of Butuceni, I stumbled upon the …

Top 12 Travel Highlights of 2014

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I’m pretty busy at the moment trying to go through all my unwritten posts, but it’s still nice to reflect on a top 12 travel moments of the year – something I did a similar post on in 2012 and …

Backpacking in Moldova: Top 12 Sights in Chisinau

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“Take me to the magic of the moment on a glory night” – Scorpions Moldova’s Chisinau (previously known as Kishinev) intrigued me, surprised me and overwhelmed me over a four day period in and out of the city, across the …

World Borders: How to Get from Transnistria to Moldova (Bus from Tiraspol to Chisinau)

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You might have heard that I went backpacking in Tiraspol, capital city of the rather unknown country of Transnsitria. I enjoyed a cool home stay with Ilya, including a local breakfast experience. Getting to Transnistria, I got a border bus …

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Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in Chisinau, Moldova

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I seriously buzz off this now, and I never used to. It used to be “get to a city, find a bar, have a beer” and chill out and on with the adventure. These days, things have changed. I want …

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Backpacking in Moldova: A Spontaneous Inspiring Day in Butuceni

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Even the day I was heading there, I had never heard of Butuceni. That’s I had never heard of it. Now, having spent a day in this tiny farming village in rural Moldova, I will never forget it and I …

Backpacking in Moldova: Visiting Orheiul Vechi Monastery in Remote Countryside

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So if you’ve followed DSL the last 7 years or so you might be aware of some of the completely ridiculous untouristy places I’ve ended up in. I’m talking about this ten for starters: 1. Bruny Island – remote island …

World Borders: How to Get From Moldova to Transnistria (Chisinau to Tiraspol by Bus)

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Well it’s been yet another crazy bit of off the wall backpacking as you do. While last year I visited a few countries which may not be “recognised by everyone”, I’m thinking of the trip to Nagorno Karabakh and my …

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