Christiania is a self-proclaimed state in the heart of Copenhagen. It’s notorious for its rampant cannabis trade controlled by biker gangs and off-limits for Danish authorities.
Getting arrested abroad is something you should always avoid. But getting arrested in a country that doesn’t even officially exist, is definitely next-level. It happened to me in Transnistria.
Welcome to Transnistria: a frozen-conflict separatist breakaway state of Moldova not recognised by any country in the world. A place where people consider themselves Soviet citizens more than anywhere else in the world.
Kosovo’s troublesome recognition on the world’s stage makes it hard for me to decide whether it was the 50th country that I visited. While being there in March 2014, I tried to form a clearer picture of the current situation.