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

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 is in the district of Balka in Tiraspol, the capital city of Transnistria. Homestays should Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Homestay Dinner in Balka, Tiraspol, Transnistria[…]

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)[…]

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

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 ended up spending a night in the homestay at Balka in the capital city Tiraspol. Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Placinta and Cappuccino for Breakfast in Tiraspol, Transnistria[…]

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Backpacking in Transnistria: Top 12 Sights in Tiraspol

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 my journey from Chisinau (formerly Kishinev), on a border bus into this epic self declared Read more about Backpacking in Transnistria: Top 12 Sights in Tiraspol[…]

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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My Homestay in Balka, Tiraspol, Transnistria

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 (Uruguay), Tarjrish (Iran), Stepanakert (Nagorno Karabakh) and Mizra (Israel). The sad thing is I haven’t Read more about My Homestay in Balka, Tiraspol, Transnistria[…]