I just tried to cross Transnistria going from Chisinau to Odessa, but no go.
First checkpoint on the main road, steely-eyed officer told us to take another route.
Went south to Tighina, where one is only a few kilometres from Tiraspol, on the other side of the river.
But the officer in charge adviced me I would save time and money (esp money) going south and stay in Moldova. As it was getting late in the evening, with the family in the car, not wanting to spend the night in Transnistria, I followed his advice.
Frustrating, as it would technically only have taken an hour to cross Transnistria.
As it were, it took six hours to go to Odessa over Causeni - arriving at 2 a.m.
Interesting experience nevertheless - Tighina was a spooky place.
Last edited by priffe; 17 Aug 2013 at 11:13.