Places in Transdniestr
Bendery (sometimes called Bender, and previously known as Tighina), on the western banks of the Dniestr River, is the greener, more aesthetically agreeable counterpart to Tiraspol. Despite civil-war bullet holes still decorating several buildings – Bendery was hardest hit by the 1992 military conflict with Moldova – the city centre is a breezy, friendly place.
Tips and articles
Back in the USSR: time-tripping in Transdniestr
For people in Moldova, the recent events in Ukraine elicit a familiar, painful echo. A little over 20 years ago Moldova’s own mainly Russian enclave, Transdniestr, balked at moves toward greater independence...
Wine-tasting in Moldova: a trip to the grape unknown
Ask someone to name Europe's great wine destinations and chances are you’ll wait a long time before they say Moldova...
Moldova: embracing its status as Europe's least-visited country
Being declared Europe's least visited country, with some researcher thoughtfully providing the spirit-wilting data showing only 9000 international arrivals in 2011, would probably cause most countries to plop down in ...