Sharp angles in Chobruchi and USSR cantine in Tiraspol


It was super nice to meet and talk with Carbo who arrived from China. We also managed to get Carbo on the city tour in Tiraspol and Benderi. irina showed Carbo some parts of old town and they also went to see Bender fortress. On the second day we decided to go on the tour across Transnistria. The plan was simple drive from Tiraspol to Vladimirovka village, see the Pyramids, reach Pervomaisk village at the border with Ukraine, drive along the border line till Dnestrovsk, discover the city and drive through all villages till Dubossari. What we had in the end was totally unexpected:
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Dnestrovsk

Carbo wanted to send the post card he bought in Tiraspol to his home town so we went to the Post office. The personnel was so kind and friendly that we even could take a picture with some of them. The atmosphere there is really authentic and feels very different from Tiraspol.
Finding the toilet is not easy at 9-10am. You need to find a lady at the bus station, pay her 2 rubles and get the big key. Go around the corner, open a padlock on metal cell, walk upstairs and then find your place for relaxation.
We soon left the place as we had a lot to see on our way to Dubossari.
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Chebruchi village

The goal was to see the old Park which was created here in 50’th last century. The interesting fact is that it won All-Union competition of landscape art, which was held at the Exhibition of Economic Achievements of the USSR. We then went to see the Post office and we got into really disgusting conversation with personnel. As soon as we entered the premises and wanted to take a picture of Vladimir Lenin the women at the front desk started to yell at us: Who are you? Take away your cameras! Get out of this building! I am going to call the police now! You will be arrested! The man in the queue helped her verbally to offence us. My suggestion to calm down and try to show the friendly attitude towards the foreigner didn’t work out. The women said: We don’t need you here! Go away! and opened a door to the street. This is how the general opinion on Transnistria is formed…. In Dnestrovsk the girl at the front desk was polite and extremely friendly while in Chobruchi it was the opposite, rude and unfriendly. So, dear comrades, try to send your Post cards from any where but not this place or don’t try to take a pictures inside, unless you wanna be killed by screaming personnel ))))
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Short lunch stop in Tiraspol

We went to my working place to experience real Soviet cantine.If you order a full size menu (salad for starter, borsch, main course with meat and kompot the damage for your wallet would be no more then 25 transnistrian rubles (real 2 USD) and it was a lot of organic food, see the photos.
On our way to Dubossari we had a few stops to take photos of old soviet monuments and statues. That was fun too!
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Dubossari Hydro electric station

We first checked the time table of the buses to Chisinau. They leave every 40 minutes and the last one was at 6 but we where not ready to risk that and bought a ticket for 4pm bus and went to see Hydro electric station. Unfortunately the access is only allowed for locals and holders of Transnistrian or Moldovan passport. No foreigners are allowed there….
After we waved good buy and took last photos I went straight home and was in Tiraspol in less then 1 hour…..210 km at that day 🙂
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Dubossari Hydro electric station
We first checked the time table of the buses to Chisinau. They leave every 40 minutes and the last one was at 6 but we where not ready to risk that and bought a ticket for 4pm bus and went to see Hydro electric station. Unfortunately the access is only allowed for locals and holders of Transnistrian or Moldovan passport. No foreigners are allowed there….
After we waved good buy and took last photos I went straight home and was in Tiraspol in less then 1 hour…..210 km at that day 🙂

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