Friday’s Featured Food: Zeama in Butuceni, Moldova

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 only hotel and spa complex in this tiny village, Butuceni Eco Resort. I met the Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Zeama in Butuceni, Moldova[…]

Top 12 Travel Highlights of 2014

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 2013. This year I started off in Iraq on New Year’s Day and I have Read more about Top 12 Travel Highlights of 2014[…]

Backpacking in Moldova: Top 12 Sights in Chisinau

“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 border into Tiraspol, Transnistria and a countryside jaunt to Orheiul Vechi and Butuceni. If you’re Read more about Backpacking in Moldova: Top 12 Sights in Chisinau[…]

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

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 from Chisinau to Tiraspol and have already written about that journey. Going the opposite way Read more about World Borders: How to Get from Transnistria to Moldova (Bus from Tiraspol to Chisinau)[…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in Chisinau, Moldova

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 to write more about these experiences and share my bars with everyone so you can Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in Chisinau, Moldova[…]

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Backpacking in Moldova: A Spontaneous Inspiring Day in Butuceni

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 loved it. I’d already booked to stay overnight in Chisinau in the Tapok Hostel, but Read more about Backpacking in Moldova: A Spontaneous Inspiring Day in Butuceni[…]

Backpacking in Moldova: Visiting Orheiul Vechi Monastery in Remote Countryside

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 off south east Tasmania 2. Shahr e Kord – unknown mountain village in Iran 3. Read more about Backpacking in Moldova: Visiting Orheiul Vechi Monastery in Remote Countryside[…]

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

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 endless backpacking through Iraqi Kurdistan and Palestine. This time I was doing a Beatles. Back Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Moldova to Transnistria (Chisinau to Tiraspol by Bus)[…]

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