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Transnistria, Tiraspol

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A self-declared autonomous region between Moldova and the Ukraine, Transnistria celebrates its Soviet past and treasures the colorful monuments and statues that line the streets, declaring the region's loyalty to Russia. Enter the main city, Tiraspol, from Chisinau. The city boasts many monuments and statues dedicated to Lenin, and it is a friendly place with inexpensive and cheerful food and drink. Particularly good wine and cognac are produced in the country, and you can visit Kvint, a distillery in Tiraspol that offers tours and tastings. Outside of Tiraspol you can visit Noul Neamț Monastery, military cemeteries, and vast abandoned complexes in a fascinating state of decay. You will need to show your passport to enter; if you wish to stay more than ten hours, you will need to register and provide proof of where you will stay during your visit. Be aware that the border and road guards can be challenging; keep a firm and pleasant attitude for a trouble-free access. Work out when and for how long to visit Transnistria and other Transnistria attractions using our handy Transnistria itinerary builder.
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  • If you ever have the opportunity to visit this 'country', you should totally do that! Not only does it feel like you step into an old school soviet fashion magazine but the streetscapes are still deco...  more »
  • If earlier journey through Transnistria faced many formalities, today, in the early days of the coming to power of a new President, many rules were changed to visit the country and stay in it. What has changed? Today, almost anyone who wants to visit Transnistria and its cities such as Tiraspol, Bender, etc., when crossing the border, receives permission to stay in the country for a period of 45 days. If this time is not enough for you, you can extend this permission for another 45 days in any Police Department continue to renew it indefinitely. Particularly noteworthy is the fact that after 45 days for the first settlement, not only can you extend permission for another 45 days, but also directly apply for long-term registrations (up to 2 years) or a residence permit if you like Transnistria and you decide to stay here much longer. If, having permission to stay in Transdniestria, you decide that you need to for a while to leave the Transnistria, the border post you don't take away this permission and, coming back, you just present it again. Where to stay in Transnistria? Today cities such as Tiraspol and Bendery have many hotels and inns, in any of which can be to stay on indefinitely. This may in Tiraspol Hotel Russia. Accommodation in a standard room will cost you on average 900 Transnistrian roubles (1 dollar = $13). A little expensive, but good hotel. The rooms have tv, Internet (connecting both Wi-Fi and wired direct connection). The hotel is located in the heart of the city, near the House of the Soviets. What attractions are there in Transnistria? Transnistria itself is already a landmark. However, there are many inland attractions: Saharna and Cricova Cellars, Bender fortress, etc. Show is on that.
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  • How to get there: Buses run from the main bus terminal in Chisinau. I wrote the destination on a piece of paper in alphabet and cyrillic. Buses travel frequently and does get packed. When you get on a...  more »