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... were really good. She has materials that she uses to teach the students. Out in the village of Baccealia is was completely different. They had nothing out there. Luckily one of the other volunteers, Tony, actually teaches English abroad as his job. So Tony came up with a plan of what to teach them and some ideas. The kids and even adults are so eatger to learn English. They do so much better thanI do on picking up any language. Out in the village there is really nothing so ...
... adorn the territory's flag, currency, police badges and public buildings and emblems. It may still be governed as essentially a dictatorship, but economically this is as far removed from a centralised Soviet system as is possible – there is clearly a lot of wealth here. The irony of China’s system (an uber-capitalist economy hiding behind the imagery and symbolism of communism) is not unique it seems. Our American host (he ...
... which are so much better than the roads in Moldova. Transnistria has also remained quite soviet. Soviet reminders are all around. Lenin statue, flag, a beautiful theatre, the hammer and sickle, you name it. As we walked around the Transnistria’s capital of Tiraspol, we felt like we were in a smaller version of Minsk.
When we first talked about travelling to Transnistria, we thought that it would be run down, soviet, and in shambles. When ...
... flag, national anthem, and a coat of arms. Because of the Russian military contingent present in Transnistria, it is considered under the effective control of Russia. Igor Smirnov was the President of Transnistria from the declaration of independence in 1991 until 2011. Supposedly, his family own the massive corporation (Sheriff) that controls everything from petrol, supermarkets, a mobile phone network, a TV station, to even the best football team in the country.
... included letting us touch stuff. Next i piked up a very old phone only for the bloody receiver part to drop off. In a millisecond I'd **** myself thinking, I am in a country that doesn't exist and no British consulate - YIKES!
But she laughed and then i noticed it had been sellotaped on. Phew!
Next we were told to sit at the desk and have pictures taken. You'd never get that in the UK!
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