On the outskirts of Europe lies Moldova. And on the outskirts of Moldova, there is a country that does not exist. The country probably has its own border, its own money and its own flag, but it is not recognized by other countries. Welcome to Transnistria - in English Transnistria or 'officially' Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic.
Transnistria is in many ways a whimsical size. And those kinds of places you have to visit, I have learned from experience, because they can give you some completely different travel experiences. So Moldova and Transnistria were put in the itinerary, and at the end of May I flew with a friend directly to Moldova's capital Chisinau from Copenhagen.
I had pretty low expectations for the country beforehand, partly because I had met someone who thought Chisinau was the ugliest capital he had been in. I was in contact with a local guide before the trip, and she said that it best way to experience the country was to arrive without expectations, so thus uplifted we set off 2,5 hours to the south, with as few expectations as possible.
Jacob is a cheerful travel nerd who has traveled in almost 100 countries from Rwanda and Romania to Samoa and Samsø. Jacob is a member of De Berejstes Klub, where he has been a board member for five years, and he has extensive experience with the travel world as a lecturer, magazine editor, consultant, author and photographer. And of course most important of all: As a traveler. Jacob enjoys traveling traditionally such as car holidays to Norway, cruises in the Caribbean and city breaks in Vilnius, and more out-of-the-box trips such as solo trips to the highlands of Ethiopia, road trips to unknown national parks in Argentina and friends trips to Iran.
Jacob is a country expert in Argentina, where he has been 10 times so far. He has spent almost a year in total traveling through the many diverse provinces, from the penguin land in the south to deserts, mountains and waterfalls in the north, and has also lived in Buenos Aires for a few months. In addition, he has special travel knowledge of such diverse places as East Africa, Malta and the countries around Argentina.
In addition to traveling, Jacob is an honorable badminton player, Malbec fan and always fresh on a board game. Jacob has also had a career in the communications industry for a number of years, most recently with the title of Communication Lead in one of Denmark's largest companies, and has for a number of years also worked with the Danish and international meeting industry as a consultant, among others. for VisitDenmark and Meeting Professionals International (MPI). Jacob is currently also an external lecturer at CBS.