Interesting Transnistria Tour
Transnistria - The country that doesn't exist
The program of this tour:
-Tiraspol - city tour
-Visit of the Noul Neamț Monastery
-Visit of the Bender fortress
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Reviews from travellers (6)
I've tried to think about the best way to describe the day, going through a few rough drafts, and I think the best way is to describe the special touches Kat provided, those things that go beyond the expectations of the average tour and make the experience truly memorable.
I originally booked my tour a few months back for a trip to Bender Fortress and Tiraspol. Naturally, Kat met and exceeded those expectations. She brilliantly recounted the events at Bender: Suleiman the Magnificent, Charles XII of Sweden, Baron von Munchausen, et al. Likewise, in Tiraspol, she took me to the key sights and explained their significance: the tank monument and memorial to those who died in the Afghanistan and Transnistrian war, the Suvorov monument, the cathedral to Christ's birth (Christmas Cathedral), the House of Soviets, etc.
But, again, it was the extra touches Kat provided that made it a fabulous day. For example, en route to Bender we stopped to buy watermelons and fresh grapes from roadside vendors; we went shopping at the Sheriff Hypermarket; we explored the different neighborhoods in Tiraspol; we took lunch in the very stylish Hotel Russia restaurant; and we made an impromptu stop at the impressively elegant Mimi winery. We talked about travel, life and a mutual affection for cats. Again, this was more a grand day out with a good friend than a purchased, scripted tour. I might forget that the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent built the Bender stone fortress in 1538, but I'll always remember chatting and munching on grapes by the roadside and searching for a cat themed mug in the Sheriff Hypermarket.
It was a great, full day made magnificently memorable by Kat. Many thanks.
Thank you catiushka
Transnistria is a thin strip of land wedged between Moldova and Ukraine that has a border crossing, parliamentary government, a standing army and even its own currency. It has all the trappings of an independent nation—but isn't.
Oh sure, it declared independence from Moldova in 1990 and fought a war two years later. And it's got a constitution and a flag and even a coat of arms. But you won't find it on many maps, and not a single member of the United Nations recognises its existence.
It's stuck in its communist past, so felt like we had travelled back in time to the Soviet Union. Not many places still proudly display statues of Lenin, the communist star or old Soviet tanks. I don't think you can find anywhere else on the planet like it. So it definitely made for an interesting day out.
Our guide was friendly, chatty and informative. But I felt it could have been more educational. However, I highly recommend this tour.
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