Scared, Alone, and Paranoid in Transnistria

Last weekend, my wife and I decided to go visit Transnistria, the “country that doesn’t exist”, but, of course, very much does exist. But an unexpected burst of cold rain and a malfunctioning battery quickly turned our carefree day trip into something we could never have anticipated. This is a true story. Chisinau has several…

Visitor Amazingly Survives CFR (Actually MÁV) Ride

Although this post was actually written in August, I just found it. Apparently it’s the report of an American who “amazingly survived” a ride on Romanian MÁV Hungarian state railways, which were nothing like the real old days on CFR but still scared the pants off this traveler. Something wasn’t right…this didn’t look anything like…