Saturday, November 12, 2005 - Diary pages - Diary pages
Read a headline in my "Jane's Security Briefs" newsletter regarding Transdniestr which they called a "pseudo country." Having never heard that term before I Googled it to find a fascinating diary entry at This is a bizarre situation where a country exists within another country, in this case Moldova which does not recognize Transdniestr. Transdniestr has its own border, customs, visas, etc. while Moldova does not have the corresponding elements at the border. Read the linked diary entry at the beginning of this blog entry if you want to know what it is like to visit a "pseudo country."

For some fascinating reading you might also want to visit the home page of I love the quote from Mark Twain that they have on their home page:

""Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -- Mark Twain"

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