Backpacking In Moldova: My Dorm Stay At City Center Hostel, Chișinău

Backpacking In Moldova🇲🇩: My Dorm Stay At City Center Hostel, Chișinău

“Never go back you tell me, it’s the worst thing you can do, but I must go there till I find out where it is I’m going to” – Highly Likely. When  it was arranged that Northern Ireland would play Romania away in a football friendly in 2024, I just had to go. It was Read more about Backpacking In Moldova🇲🇩: My Dorm Stay At City Center Hostel, Chișinău[…]

Backpacking In Gagauzia: Top Sights In Comrat, The Capital

Backpacking In Gagauzia: Top 12 Sights In Comrat, The Capital

“I follow the Moskva down to Gorky Park” – Scorpions. On a brave spring day in March 2024, I celebrated an odd moment of freedom here, actually on a glory day. 26th March 2024 to be exact. This was my day of freedom from the world and the disasters of the previous 10 years. And Read more about Backpacking In Gagauzia: Top 12 Sights In Comrat, The Capital[…]

World Borders: How To Get From Chisinau, Moldova To Komrat, Gagauzia

World Borders: How To Get From Chisinau, Moldova To Komrat, Gagauzia

“Shouting at the world you’ll never change. But it’s what’s inside, you’ve got to rearrange” – Andy Cairns. A 2014 Jonny Blair once shone his light on perky Moldova 🇲🇩. It was November 2014 when I first crossed by nighttrain into the extraordinary world of Moldova. Memories aplenty, and there did it all go wrong? Read more about World Borders: How To Get From Chisinau, Moldova To Komrat, Gagauzia[…]

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[…]