• Moldova

    Moldova

    After a few days the journey took us from the exciting Transnistria to the official Moldavia. The departure at the domestic border was less complicated than the entry (for this one should make oneself in the apron a little bit smart, since different things are to be considered… Who has questions in addition, can announce itself gladly with us!) Not far from the border you soon reach the capital Chisinau, which is the biggest city of Moldova with about 500000 inhabitants. While driving through the city we suffered a small culture shock. Since Russia we were very accustomed to the Soviet architecture and charisma of the places and also the…

  • Moldova

    Transnistria – a country that actually does not exist

    On our journey through Moldova we also pass through Transnistria: a country that officially does not exist. Traveling through a country that is not recognized by the other states, but still does its thing? Exactly to our taste. The self-confident Transnistrians have established their own national border, introduced their own visa regulations (which is not particularly difficult and can be obtained directly at the border), their own currency, the Transnistrian rouble (you can’t get any money at the machine with an international VISA or Mastercard and can’t pay with it either), their own number plate and their “own” national language, namely Russian, in contrast to Moldavian, which is spoken in…