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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 …

Friday’s Featured Food: Homestay Dinner in Balka, Tiraspol, Transnistria

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My fast and frenzied trip to the republic of Transnistria was over in a heartbeat. Having crossed the border from Moldova on a bus to Tiraspol, I then settled into my home stay for the night with Ilya. Ilya’s flat …

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 …

Friday’s Featured Food: Placinta and Cappuccino for Breakfast in Tiraspol, Transnistria

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Transnistria is a truly odd place. A self declared Republic in a narrow strip of land between Moldova and Ukraine, this is an absurd place to go travelling in. After crossing the border near the Transnistrian town of Bendery I …

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Backpacking in Transnistria: Top 12 Sights in Tiraspol

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After exploring Romania and Moldova, it’s was time for something even more sublime as I took my eager backpack and soul across the border into Transnistria. Screams of “where?” were screeching out from my friends as I told them of …

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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My Homestay in Balka, Tiraspol, Transnistria

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You might have read my hotel and hostel reviews and wondered is that all I ever do, apart from the odd night camping. But it’s not, I’ve had countless homestays down the years in places like Ta Van (Vietnam), Montevideo …