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Moldovian Dancer On Wrecked Cruise Ship Resents Prostitute Reference

Moldovian Dancer On Wrecked Cruise Ship Resents Prostitute Reference indi.ca/Flickr When the cruise ship Costa Concordia was grounded off the coast of Italy, the blame fell on Captain Vincent Schettino, practically convicted by the court of popular opinion. In July, Schettino will go on trial. Meanwhile, a Moldovian dancer who was on the ship...

Video of the Day: Airport time lapse

We're always fascinated by the happenings at airports that we don't always get to see. That's why we're captivated by this time lapse video (with bonus tilt shift effect) shot at Aeroportul Internaţional Chişinău in Chişinău, Moldova. Myriad trucks and buses roll...

Five ways to get more European stamps in your passport

Five ways to get more European stamps in your passport Lake Ohrid, Macedonia. Yesterday, I wrote about the fact that European passport stamps have become harder and harder to get. The expansion of the Schengen zone has reduced the number of times tourists are compelled to show their passports to immigration officials. For...

Travel then and now: Travel to the USSR and GDR

Travel then and now: Travel to the USSR and GDR This year is the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Soviet Union and 21 years since the reunification of Germany. While citizens of the USSR and GDR were unable to travel abroad and restricted in domestic travel, foreign travelers were permitted under a controlled...

Gadling's favorite destinations for 2011

Gadling's favorite destinations for 2011 We travel a lot, to destinations both well-known and unfamiliar. In our defense, it is our job to travel like mad, to explore the world and then write about our discoveries. Though most travel writers find something or other of interest in most places we visit, there...

Ten budget-friendly destinations in Europe

Ten budget-friendly destinations in Europe For Americans, Europe can be very expensive. Let's take a moment to acknowledge this fact. Tourist costs are high, and currently the euro is doing well against the dollar, even if the pound is down somewhat from its stratospheric performance a few years ago. So yes,...

Traveling through Moldova's "Twitter Revolution"

Traveling through Moldova's Editor's note: This dispatch comes from Robert Reid (www.reidontravel.com) co-author of Lonely Planet's guidebook to Romania & Moldova. "Communists take ur dirty hands our of our country!' "They can't control Twitter! They can't control Youth!" "Solidarity!" "YES WE CAN!...

Indie travel guides - pipe dream or way of the future?

Indie travel guides - pipe dream or way of the future? With all due respect to my generous client Lonely Planet, without whom I'd still be an obscure, broke, moonshine junkie in a forlorn corner of Romania, guidebook authors wallowing below the Sushi Line are increasingly probing new "Screw the Man" applications for their...

My Bloody Romania: Hero gloriously returns to zero fanfare

My Bloody Romania:  Hero gloriously returns to zero fanfare Dateline: Cruising altitude, en route from Minneapolis to JFK I hold in my hands a just-out-of-the-box, mint condition copy of Lonely Planet's Romania and Moldova. This is significant for two reasons: One, I plan to do a fair bit of travel in Romania's Moldavia and...

More Independence Days to Celebrate

More Independence Days to Celebrate August is another Independence Day bonanza. The shifts of power didn't happen all at once, but 1960 was a big year. If you're in any of these countries expect a holiday. Maybe there will be fireworks or a parade or a speech or two. August 1 - Benin gained independence...

Moldova's Wine Region

Moldova's Wine Region Moldova is one of the only former republics of the Soviet Union I have yet to visit. Sure, it's the poorest country in Europe and has its share of problems, but it is also home to a wonderful wine region that is virtually unknown outside the old borders of the...

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