Arriving at Istanbul

After spending a last peaceful night at a lake, we were headed into the city of Istanbul. With more than 15 million inhabitants, it is the biggest city we have ever been to. We were going right into the centre, in the hope to find a parking near the old town, which we wanted to …

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Visiting friends @ Buzău

On our way through Romania, we stopped at Buzău, a town which is probably not on many bucket lists, but we know a couple there, which we wanted to visit. It is always great, to visit a country with locals showing you around, so we looked forward to a day in and around this town. …

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Transnistria

We wanted to visit Transnistria, the post-Soviet “frozen conflict” zone east of the Dniester River, which calls itself Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR), but is internationally still part of Moldova. We were curious if they would let us in. In the end, the border was uncomplicated, they took their time to check our documents and we paid 4 …

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@ Chișinău

We were on the way to Chișinău, the capital of Moldova, but made a stop at Cricova, where we wanted to book a visit to the wine estate and its immense cellars. Our navigation knew a shortcut, taking us over a gravel road. Later we found the huge entrance gate to get to Cricova, but …

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Along the Dniester River

We had made it to Rudi, in the North of Moldova, and are following now the Dniester, the river which forms the border to the east. We want to visit a couple of historic sights today, from castles to monasteries and in general explore the country a little more. Petrol stations are plenty, and even …

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