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Finding Hinterland

🏡Dutchie, slowly but steadily exploring the world 🗺 💞Unexpected adventures 🔙Moldova & Hamburg 🔜Lorraine & St. Petersburg 📷By me

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Oh Hamburg! The riverside was certainly not the warmest place in the city; with an icy wind and little rain it felt as if it was freezing. However, this little street overlooking the water was such a nice walk. And let's be honest: coffee tastes so much better after a long and cold Sunday morning walk! #hamburg #moin #germany #neumühlen #ovelgönne #hamburgerfischmarkt #hamburgliebe #speicherstadt #water #harbour #coffee #elbe #citytrip #autumn #letsgoeverywhere #ig_travel #globetrotter #shetravels #dametraveler #shesnotlost #placestovisit #mytinyatlas #travelbug #3opreismidweek #traveldeeper #goplaces  #travelphotography #travellove

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You might have to wake up way too early for a Sunday morning (or not going to sleep at all would probably do the trick...), but this colourful scene makes it a little me happygolucky! Had a wonderful time visiting @maison_juliette last weekend in Hamburg and it is such a pleasure to have your own personal tour guide who knows all the awesome places in town! #hamburg #moin #germany #hamburgerfischmarkt #hamburgliebe #speicherstadt #fruit #happygolucky #colourful #citytrip #autumn #letsgoeverywhere #ig_travel #globetrotter #shetravels #dametraveler #shesnotlost #placestovisit #mytinyatlas #travelbug #3opreismidweek #traveldeeper #goplaces  #travelphotography #travellove

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Travelling to Transnistria is on top of many travellers' bucketlists, as it's well known as an obscure destination. This generally unrecognised self-declared state (except for a few other unrecognised states) on the west side of Moldova has the name of being a real "back to the USSR" state. Our experience was the complete opposite. . . After travelling through Moldova, entering Transnistria via the northern border was a great experience. The guards made you feel - in a friendly way - like you were actually entering Russia, like we expected. However, after that all the stories we read were different from our experience. The roads were so much better than in Moldova, the cities relatively modern and the villages very well taken care off. It was almost the first time people communicated in English with us and tourism in this area is relatively well developed, compared to Moldova. . . Registration in Tiraspol (by a stay of 10+ hours) was easy at the immigration office, although also a lovely sign of Russian bureaucracy. Exiting Transnistria via Bender was exceptionally smooth, passing the guards within 5 minutes (and nothing compared to our 1hour+ experience entering the state). . . It was awesome to visit a on-paper non-existent state, but in practice it felt like a holiday in Russia. . . Awesome? Absolutely! Obscure? Far from! . . . #transnistria #Pridnestrovie #Приднестровие #tiraspol #Тира́споль #ПриднестровскаяМолдавскаяРеспублика #руссия #bureaucracy #russia #moldova #молдова #roadtrip #bucketlist #obscuretourism #guards #borders #ussr #backtotheussr #shetravels #dametraveler #shesnotlost #placestovisit #mytinyatlas #travelbug #traveldeeper #travelphotography #unrecognisedstate #travellove #Україна

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This dear Transnistrian/Moldovan/Russian lady (it's complicated) took care of my hair today. She sure wasn't happy about my own way of taking care (read: combing) of my hair - it's hard as a Dutch girl to compete with Russian beauty standards. However, she bravely worked her way through my tangled messy hairdo, while mumbling and complaining in undefinable Russian. Nothing like the usual fun chitchatting with my own hairdresser. Turned out she was also a true miracle worker, as less than an hour later I left the 'frizerie' as happy as a child with my new and shiny haircut 💇‍♀️ Promised her in poor Russian to properly comb my hair in the future. I'll try.... 📷 @brilliant.years . . #haircut #transnistria #hairdo #kapper #tiraspol #frizerie #russianbeautystandards #стрижка #цирюльник #парикмахерские #Pridnestrovie #Приднестровие #Тира́споль #ПриднестровскаяМолдавскаяРеспублика #руссия #russia #moldova #молдова #travelexperiences #traveltheworld #russiantravel

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Roadtrip coffeestops are the best...if there are any. It turned out to be quite the queeste to find coffee along the road in Moldova, even when driving through small villages or towns. But sometimes you finally find some coffee in the most unexpected place, and no matter the taste (there might be some exceptions...), those are the most delicious ones. ☕ #gagauziya #гагаузия #coffee #coffeeaddicts #gagauzia #Moldova #Moldavië #Chișinău #Кишинёв #Молдова #молдавия #осень #roadtrip #citytrip #autumn #autumncolours #traveltheworld #natgeotravel #igtravel #lonelyplanetnl #placestovisit #aroundtheworld #bbctravel #neverstopexploring #worldwise #livelifetraveling #passionpassport #globetrotter #placestovisit #aroundtheworld

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