Tag Archives: Moldova

European Train Tour #4 – Eastern Europe

This is more an account of several train tours undertaken between 2006 and 2014, which form the basis of my second published work ‘On The Beaten Track’, available as an e-book download or a printed tome from Amazon. In all the book gives an account of over 15,000 track kilometres in the region, with a […]

On The Beaten Track – Travels In Eastern Europe Free Sampler Download Link

Now available to download from Lulu Publishing (see Lulu button on the right hand side of this blog) or Amazon as a colour e-book or black & white paperback. Over 500 pages for just over £3 (ebook download) Read the Opening chapters for free by downloading ‘Now Boarding, The Eastern European Express’, from Smashwords. See My Book Extracts […]

A-Z April Challenge – Chisinau

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 […]

Marvellous Moldova – Part Two

Continuing my trip to Europe’s poorest country…… Republika We decided to take a day trip to the breakaway republic of Transdniestr, a region of Moldova that had declared independence in 1990. Not officially recognised internationally as a nation, Transdniestr nevertheless has its own government and currency and is said to be supported in its bid for […]

Marvellous Moldova – Part One

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 […]

Moldovan Arrival – An Extract From My Book

To set the scene, Hamish and I had just taken the overnight train from Bucharest to Chisinau…… Disorganised & Disorientated We arrived in the Moldovan capital in what can only be described as a severely groggy state. The hard seats had not given the most comfortable of nights and there had also been people constantly […]

On The Beaten Track – Travels In Eastern Europe

I am absolutely delighted to announce that my e-book is now available to download from the Lulu Publishing website. 500+ pages, 25 countries, 15,000 track kilometres, 50 train journeys, dozens of dark beers & hopefully plenty of smiles. You can click on the Lulu button on the right hand side of this blog to go […]

Rural Moldova

I visited Moldova, Europe’s poorest country in monetary terms, in 2011. It was a brilliant experience and my favourite part was getting into the countryside to see farming carried out the old traditional way. Here are a few pictures – you will be able to read more about the journey in my forthcoming book.