Dniestr Riverfront

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Tiraspol, Moldova
Dniestr Riverfront - Dniestr River, Tiraspol
Dniestr Riverfront - Dniestr River, Tiraspol
Dniestr Riverfront - Dniestr River, Tiraspol
Dniestr Riverfront - Dniestr River, Tiraspol
Dniestr Riverfront - Dniestr River, Tiraspol

Dniestr Riverfront Tiraspol Reviews

maykal maykal
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Walk along the Dniestr River Mar 18, 2016
Perhaps in summer, a walk along the riverside is more worthwhile. In March, it looked particularly bleak and uninviting, but despite this it was one of the busier places in Tiraspol, with couples chatting in hidden corners, teenagers rollerblading, toddlers chasing pigeons, old men playing chess and old women feeding cats.

Walking east takes you to the Hotel Aist which has some comical reviews online, and eventually you might be lucky enough to see a makeshift car ferry being pulled across the river. There is a bridge as well, but it is mostly for pedestrians and cyclists, although occasionally cars did cross too. The other bank is technically not part of Transnistria, but Transnistrian forces occupy a fair bit of land on the west bank including the city of Bender, so you don't have to worry about crossing here. The bridge is lit up at night in the colours of...wait for it...the Transnistrian and Russian flags! There isn't much to cross over for though, as the main attraction seems to be a beach, which was not at all busy in sub-zero March.

Continuing west along the Tiraspol side of the river and you reach another "beach" area, where I unexpectedly came across some nudist bathers. In summer, the funfair behind is probably more fun. A derelict boat is moored up here too, and during summer there are apparently boat trips available (hopefully not on that boat).

I read somewhere that the Dniester is a bit of a sensitive area, as technically it is a border...but as Transnistria controls both banks of the river here, it didn't seem to be a big problem to take photos. I took a few with my mobile only, so they're a bit blurred.
Dniestr River, Tiraspol
Dniestr River, Tiraspol
Dniestr River, Tiraspol
Dniestr River, Tiraspol
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