Tag Archives: Chisinau
In 2011 I visited Ukraine, first arriving by train in Odessa from Moldova. I wrote about the trip a few years ago and with the awful events taking place at the moment, I thought I’d share my travels during far happier times, whilst I pray for a return to peace. Train Journey: Chișinău to Odessa, […]
With the group stage now over there are a couple of rest days before the 8 last 16 ties. As there are no games, I thought I’d feature some of the European nations that did not qualify for the finals. Moldova Moldova is said to be the poorest nation in Europe. This is personified in […]
Today is Easter Sunday in the Orthodox calendar. A day of celebration for Greeks, Russians, Bulgarians, Romanians, Serbs, Georgians, Armenians, Latvians, Estonians, Ukrainians, Belorussians and a host of others. Here are a few Orthodox cathedrals & churches that I have visited over the years. Χριστός ἀνέστη!
I have yet to visit Moscow, Valletta, Verduz, Pristina and Andorra la Vella, Ljubljana won’t be visited until February and I do not feel that I have explored Berlin, Bern or Podgorica enough to rate them. I have not included Monte Carlo as I consider that as part of France in the same way as […]
In 2013 we visited Moldova by train from Budapest and Bucharest before continuing on to Ukraine. Arriving tired and a little irritable from an uncomfortable overnight train journey, we had to now find our pre-booked accommodation…… We were due to stay at the intriguingly named ‘Tatyana’s Flat’. The place had been described as central, recently renovated […]
Moldova is said to be the poorest country in Europe and indeed a visit here does seem like a step back in time. The ex-Soviet offers a break with a difference, especially if you also take in ‘rogue state’ of Transnistria as part of your visit. I arrived on the overnight train from Bucharest. Travelling […]