Category Archives: Transnistria

The Iron Curtain and Freedom of Travel

When I was in Transnistria, I had to go to the immigration office to obtain a tourism permit that would allow me to stay in the country beyond the 48-hour visa that I had picked up at the train station. … Continue reading

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Patriotic Reforestation

“If the forest grows, the motherland will prosper” or something similar is written on this sign in Transnistria.

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“Goods from U.S.A.”

In Tiraspol in Transnistria, the last remnant of the Soviet Union, this is worth almost as much as “Made in Germany”.

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Sunflowers

In Transnistria I went for a walk from the capital city Tiraspol to Kitskany to visit the monastery there. Along the river Dnestr, which is pretty much the border between Transnistria and Moldova, I walked on paths between the fields, most of the time … Continue reading

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A Bus into the Past

Taking the bus in Transnistria, you are not only going from A to B, but also back to the 1950s or 1960s. With beautiful old curves and colors, for which you otherwise have to turn to Hitchcock films. And some Europeans … Continue reading

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Eastern Europe, where Low-Tech meets High-Tech

One of the many things I like about Eastern Europe is the contrast between low-tech and hi-tech, often in one and the same place. For example, you might find yourself at a dilapidated bus station with crumbling concrete, you step on a 40- … Continue reading

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Cabbage Car

“I don’t need a pick-up truck.”Photographed in Kitskany, Transnistria.

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Video Blog: Birthday Song in Tiraspol

To prevent my 40th birthday from becoming legally effective, I spent 6 July 2015 in Transnistria which is not recognized by any other country. As always, I had not planned a large party. Instead, the journey and the new impressions and experiences … Continue reading

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Next trip: Moldova and Transnistria

My birthday will be on 6 July. Strictly mathematically speaking, I will turn 40 then. Searching for a way to postpone this event or to prevent it altogether, an ingenious solution came to my mind, thanks to my legal education, … Continue reading

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