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Wow, Batumi!

Our first day in Georgia, we had the perfect weather to explore the harbour town of Batumi, and we were thrilled. All the shinny sky scrapers, the lovely seaside, the fun tourist attractions and the older part of town, with the smaller houses with wrought iron decorations at balconies and doorways. We had a great …

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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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