Chişinău (Moldova) - Inside Central Bus Station
The next day we made a day trip to Tiraspol, which started from the chaotic Central Bus Station of Chişinău. Since the Bendery crossing into the Transdniestr breakaway reagion has become really problematic for foreigners, many marshrutka- and bus-drivers refuse to allow foreigners to their busses, as they are afraid to lose a lot of time at the "border".
Indeed, we had also such problems, and after some minutes of waiting and hassles at the border, our driver became upset and told the border guard in quite an aggressive way to hurry up. The consequence was that the border guard took his passport and continued his "work" on our passports extremely slowly and expecting bribes, which we didn't pay. After one hour, we finally were through.