Tiraspol, Transnistria - A Real Life Communist Breakaway Republic July 9th 2010 “Let me tell you a Russian joke,” said Madhia, the beautiful Moldovan woman who, for the last few hours, had been acting as our guide in Transnistria. “It is about a man with a fifty-centremetre dick who meets a witch.” As Madhia told the joke, Michael and I listened, all the while coming to terms with the fact that we’d almost finished our day-trip to a genuine breakaway republic. Indee ... read more
Europe » Moldova » Transnistria » Tiraspol Formerly part of Romania, Moldova was incorporated into the Soviet Union at the close of World War II. Although independent from the USSR since 1991, Russian forces have remained on Moldovan territory east of the Dniester River supporting the Slavic ... ... read more
My aim was to visit at least 100 countries, and with Brazil, I finally did it. I'm now loitering at 104. Or is it 105, I lose count...
Unlike a lot of fellow travellers, I tend to only dip my feet into a country, quite often only staying a day or two before heading off somewhere else.
Country numbers 54 and 55 were my first trips alone - something I never thought I'd do.
In 2013 I published an e-book entitled The Red Quest, detailing my mission to visit each and every country of the former Soviet Union. Along the way I sa... full info