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Top Things To Do In Transnistria

By |2019-05-28T12:41:17-05:00October 31st, 2015|Categories: Europe, Off The Beaten Path|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Top Things To Do In Transnistria.  Transnistria is not on the tops of most people’s list in terms of tourist destinations. Paris, Rome or the Caribbean are traditionally considered first. And for those that do visit this de facto independent country, most opt to visit on a day trip from neighboring Moldova. But I will suggest [...]

Top Things To See In Tiraspol, Transnistria.

By |2019-05-28T12:41:15-05:00October 30th, 2015|Categories: Europe, Off The Beaten Path|Tags: , , , , |

Top things to see in Tiraspol, Transnistria. It has its own currency, maintains its own military, has its own flag, and even their own national anthem, yet Transnistria is not recognized by any country in the world (as defined by the 193 sovereign states recognized by the UN). But of course, there is always room for [...]

Visiting Chernobyl On Vacation

By |2019-05-28T12:15:49-05:00October 20th, 2015|Categories: Europe, Unique Experiences|Tags: , , , , |

An uncontrollable virus? A natural disaster? Zombies? There wasn’t a soul in this city. I was exploring Pripyat. It once was a vibrant city of 50,000. Today the population is zero. No one had lived here for nearly 30 years. I was standing in the heart of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. In 1986, technicians at the [...]

Transnistria: What To Know When Visiting

By |2019-05-28T12:41:12-05:00October 19th, 2015|Categories: Advice, Europe, Off The Beaten Path|Tags: , , , , |

Transnistria: What To Know When Visiting.  Transnistria is an unrecognized, de facto country. What does that mean? There are 193 countries recognized by the United Nations, but Transnistria does not make that list. Despite that fact, Transnistria maintains its own military and government. It has its own currency and you need to clear immigration to enter [...]

Plaza de Armas – A Must-See

By |2019-05-28T12:18:07-05:00October 12th, 2015|Categories: Must-See, South America|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Plaza de Armas - a must-see. Plaza de Armas roots can be traced to the Spanish King, Charles I. Plaza de Armas is the heart of Lima, the capitol of Peru. In 1535, the Spanish conquistador, Francisco Pizarro, founded the New World’s capitol, originally known as Ciudad de los Reyes. When creating the city plan he [...]

Protest And Revolution In Chisinau, Moldova

By |2019-05-28T12:41:20-05:00October 5th, 2015|Categories: Europe, Unique Experiences|Tags: , , , , , , |

Protest and Revolution in Chisinau, Moldova.  I have been witness to protests more than a handful of times. I have traipsed through multiple demonstrations in Bangkok, watching both Yellow and Red shirts protest against the government. I have seen Maoists protestors stream through the streets of Kathmandu. And saw the beginnings of the recent protests in [...]

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