A holiday in Transnistria, a stuck-in-time country nobody recognizes

The number of trains stopping at Tiraspol’s station is limited – just like the number of tourists passing through. The train from Moldova’s capital Chisinau has just arrived in capital of the breakaway state of Transnistria.From here, the train will continue on towards the Black Sea – but we’re one of the rare few tourists getting off.Following the break-up of the Soviet Union, Transnistria immediately declared independence from Moldova, a country sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine, and which itself had just gained independence at the time.But the small south-eastern territory is not recog…

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