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Silent Sunday: Wall of honour in Tiraspol, the breakaway republic Transdniestr

Wall of honour in Tiraspol, featuring upstanding citizens of Transdniestr, chosen by the authorities in the breakaway republic

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Inviting Ivancea

On the way back to Chisinau, our driver, Boris, stops by his house and invites us in. We’re about 15 km from the cave monastery at Orheiul Vechi in a little village called Ivancea, populated by Ukrainians since medieval times. Ukrainian, rather than Moldovan, is the local language. The house is cosy. Outdoors, fruit and […]

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Orheiul Vechi, the Cave Monastery

The Cultural Landscape at Orheiul Vechi is on UNESCO’s Tentative list and is being considered for inclusion on the World Heritage List.

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Chic Chisinau

Chisinau is probably one of Europe’s least known capitals. It’s a walkable city, or alternatively, the bus service is frequent and cheap.

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Back in the USSR – Time travelling in Transdniestr

The peculiar little non-existing country Transdniestr is a different world; a memorial to the Soviet era, a living museum of times gone by.

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