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50 Hours In A Country That Doesn't Exist On A Map (Transnistria)
- Published on Oct 10, 2021 veröffentlicht
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On this trip, Eric and Thomas head to a country in Eastern Europe that doesn't exist that calls itself Transnistria.. Considered dangerous to travel to by some familiar with the region.. They decided to travel there without any itinerary and see what they find.
This idea was submitted to us by Nick Bowlby in our Creative Internship program we hosted last year! We had 6 people from the Yes Fam pitch ideas for us every week for a few months and lots of great things came out of that, including this one. So shout-out to the Yes Fam and Nick for getting us out to this strange and unique “country”.
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You HAVE to watch this until the end.. You seriously won't believe what happens while we're in the "country". But ah it FEELS GOOD TO BE BACK! We're going to roll weekly the next few months until December then stick with videos every two weeks! Got so many crazy adventures coming your way very soon I hope you're excited. We're definitely not the first to travel and make a story about Transnistria so shout-out to all the other creator who had already been. Hope you enjoy our take on it and the crazy end of our trip. Much love and see you next week! - Thomas
God bless you guys 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡
@История против ватыDoesn't matter. The people there are lovely, that's all that matters.
I want to go live there, it's like a hole country of momaws and papaw's..if love it..
This is the experience every traveler hopes to have when they visit a new country, but it can’t be planned or forced. Grandma moved us to tears 🥲
Not for introverts.
all that I see is a  emoji
@Yes Theory I just wanna say if you guys did a trip together my entire life would be made.
How ironic that genuine kindness exists in a country that doesn't exist on a map.
Man. This De Re Antiqua guy is such a coward. He deleted all of his messages.
@red bull emm no, it’s totally diferent 🙈
@Ice o Lator stay strong brother
@Renata Vlasalso its not like its different from this video i can tell that the capital of transistria is better then of maldova lol
I've been living in Tiraspol since birth. I am only 14, but I managed to see many countries. I've been to China, Italy and many other European countries. And even despite all this, I really adore my city and country. Maybe everything here is old and ugly, but this is still my home country. It is safe and beautiful in its own way. All people are kind and sympathetic, you noticed it :)
Here I get a good education, learn English, play professional sports and have the opportunity to go anywhere, despite the fact that technically I live in a non-existent country. I like it here
@Tariq bamahriz i think you should know some basic russian words as "спасибо" (it means thanks, reads as spasibo) and some others. You can easily google them. And also, here we have our own currency and you'll have to change money in the bank as the first thing after coming to our country! I recommend you stay in Tiraspol, it's our capital, but you can also visit some other great places. Don't be afraid to ask people here anything you need, most of young men and women know english here.
@Stella with moldavian one!
What passport did you travel with ? As transnistrian isn't recognized from what i understand
A country where people are so warmly friendly and ready to share the very little few they have, is a country ro respect
I'm from Africa and watching this made me cry. As I grow older, I tend to appreciate this lifestyle more than the flashy life in "developed" countries. These people are so kind and content with what they have.
@iAdam43 lol, sure.
@Branko Belfranin they are.. most of them dont care about money
@AustenThor Can you give an example
@WarriorTurkey no communism is better then capitalism it just was under the rule of people who didn’t know how to use it plus communism if done right can actually lead to a stable economy
@Chevalier You need to work on your reading comprehension skills. Flashy life as in that of the US/Western countries. Post Soviet countries have a much simpler life, due to the obvious shortcomings of the communist system.
Man that old lady made me year up like no one's business. Warmed my heart so much. She's got so much resolve, spirit and love. Damn I need to cry. Why is life so hard.
Seeing how generous and trusting these people were is so inspiring. OMG, the amazing grandma, she's so sweet. I'm so sad when I see older people being alone, thank you so much for spending time with her, it must've meant so much to her 🙏
Mister kids are out because of Romania passport to make theyer luvings
@DASH-3456RWhat are you still doing in Western Europe then if you don't like it?
You ain't seen the nice russian troops !
THE LEGEND COMMENTED
This is how almost every person was in the Soviet Union, I’m from Moscow
I just totally turned into a puddle of tears when you guys said goodbye to the grandma :(
Начиная с момента в церкви, плачу весь видеоролик. Не знаю как передать свои эмоции словами. Просто хочется огромный поклон вам сделать, за то что помогли бабушке
I can't believe I'm crying because of an old lady in a country that I didn't know existed just a year ago. She's so unbelievably nice.
@Death Meter idk definition but i sure know for country to be country it needs to be recognised by other countries
@plējå What is the definition of a country?
@Death Meter not really but whatever you say
@plējå It depends on what your view is.
its not a country
How could sons leave a mother like Yelena, I would be looking after her for the rest of my life if she was my mum. What a lovely human being.
Because they have Gone into Russia and with roumanian passport in west europe because they need to make money
Probably they had to go make a living? Are you taking care of your own mother or grandmother? If not, start with your own family instead of judging others you do not know.
Я сам из Тирасполя. Получил удовольствие от просмотра данного видео, а также от доброты наших жителей.
Are you guys in charge of this simulation? UNREAL experience! Thanks for the great video!
@Sir André LeFae de L'inoge huh? I'm not complaining, just repeating a fact I've read? If I have it wrong, I'm all ears. Seems like a place filled with lovely people
@ajaku What's wrong with you people who have to complain about everything? Try living in a country such as this...
@Sandra C Myers the country isn't internationally recognized by any nation except for a few other small "unofficial"/disputed countries. That's where the whole "country that doesn't exist on a map" comes from. A little clickbait-y, but it's simply alluding to this fact.
@Dennis The International Menace He doesn't seem American to me.
The Matrix was controlled by Yes Theory all along.
Every video on this channel blows me away. Just discovered you guys this past week and it's giving me new life.
How brilliant is this impact you are making 👏 🙌 😍 😀 👌 ✨️
Watched their Italian ghost town video and gave it a like. Then saw this and liked it within a few minutes. There is so much the world could learn from this region, which is not "fake" in any way. A truly unique, if tiny nation.
May her son rest in peace. You helped that lady grieve a little more. As someone with a father who passed, seeing anyone that sounds or looks like him leads me to want to talk to them. It gives me more closure in a weird way and It helps my soul to grieve and heal. especially when they are sweet about it like you were. That definitely made her week, I wouldn’t stop thinking about you if I was her ❤️❤️
Are you okay?
This video made me to believe that it’s not people who create borders of hate, it’s the establishments who hate each-other.
Love from 🇬🇧
The establishments are made of people.
when she said "I prayed for you guys. to come I. was wondering what. look to long" made me cryyy
Why did it make you cry they didn't even know if they were coming but they came and that made you cry?
Katie thts how Moldova, Romania are :)
Это видео такое душевное и тёплое, аж дух захватывает.
I can't believe how this grandma has the strength to carry around such a huge heart every day
All grandmas have a big heart
I’ve been living in Russia during hard times, and the people there never closed their harts. Especially old people. Just love them so much, and I’m really sorry for the shame they feel against Ukraine. U mention that to the Russian people and they can burst into tears real quick.
This is how my grandma was with every child and every single visitor she had in her house.
You meant babushka
you guys are the best. taking care of grandma deff got you another subscriber. Be safe out there!
@albert n i think he subscribed not the grandma😂
nah she surely doesnt have internet
Thomas goes to a new country, finds an abandoned amusement park and a nicest grandma/pa😀 what an heartwarming story yet again❤️
Guys I’ve just seen this and I cried. I’m from Tanzania and I thought we were the most hospitable people in the world but after seeing this I change my mind. As an American it’s so nice to see that you weren’t biased about what you saw. I’ve subscribed immediately. Congrats guys.
All of the locals you all spoke with seemed so happy to meet tourists to their tiny “fake” country and seemed like genuinely sweet people.
They maybe did not show the ones that were rude if there were any. They also dis not talk to them about politics. Surely if they would have discussed politics, the locals would have reacted very differently, don't you think?
As in all countries of that sort
Awww, this is actually one of the sweetest video's I've seen on the net for months. Thank you for this. I really needed it. An the people were so wonderful. What a joy :)
The woman talking about her sons and the kindness she showed. Made me tear up. I’m a 45 year old man I’ve never been so touched by anything on Clip-Share.
Good damn these onions!
I'm 77 and me too.
It’s ok to cry honey from a 34 yr old xx
true bro, true
What is amazing in this story is that 2 unknown guys from other part of this world just went for 2 days in this place and they found a grandma for themselves.
Make you realize that people are all the same, culture is different, believes,but kindness and compassion is what really defines a human.
I wish more people understand that.
Great journey,I watch your content for couple of years,and never thought that i will see you coming in my country Moldova and Transnistria, makes me proud of our people.Thank you guys for this video.
Didn't think I would cry on a video about Transnistria, yet here we are.
I love that each time Thomas goes to a different country, he has a new grandma to add to the spectacular list of grandmas we've already met
You know what. This made me realize how the world is more than what the media covers. I’m really happy that I watched this video, such an eye opening video that made me realize how the world is diverse and we have to accept each other no matter how different we are, politics should not control us.
That old lady is the sweetest person in the world. So kind and loving.
She made me cry
People that suffer great losses in life become the most loving ones when they see what they once had in other people.
I'm at the part where they paid for her surgery. I teared up. 🥲
She reminds me of my grandma
Guys. Without a doubt this is the most amazing video you’ve made. I know I’m a little late, but I think now more than ever it’s important to appreciate the beauty we still have in this world whenever we can.
My parents grew up in the soviet union they talk about how generous everyone used to be and how kind everyone used to be to strangers they had never met before, this video helped me see what my parents meant by that.
So much love for Yelena and grandma, I hope they're both doing great and healthy.
Such a cool place! Brings back memories to places I have visited in Russia, the people were always so welcoming and accommodating! Thank you for sharing!
Always like that when they don't see too many rich people...
I put this to watch while doing breakfast, i didnt expect to cry … i m russian blood born in moldova and i ve been running away from moldova all my life, but this video reminded me of the love that is lives with this people, the love that they taught me… fuck…
in Donbass now ?
I’m in tears seeing how generous and heartwarming that grandma was. She has a pure heart and she treated them like they were her own sons.
@jack chop people are multi dimensional
weird seeing fake inspirational platitudes from a dude with that username 😂😂😂
@DiamondFan20 - ダイヤモンドファン thank you. I didn't know how to spell it.
Thanks for sharing your guys experience ❤ this country has such beautiful and wonderful people that are so welcoming and friendly. Hopefully to someday be able to visit! May grandma live a long amazing healthy life and new eyes 👀 ❤
Я из Приднестровья, и я очень рад что у вас остались хорошие впечатления 😄
@Егор Стасев это не работает вот мое Stryx#5776
@Freddy Gonzalez я им не так часто пользуюсь но оно у меня есть (Есев#1795)
@Егор Стасев у тебя дискорд приложение? Discord
@Freddy Gonzalez ну я не против
im acually half transnistrian and i got to say you guys missed one of the funnest parks where u can rent out segways bikes and electric scooters for almost nothing i want to go back there but im too busy with school in my other country
you are half Moldovan? Transistria isn't a country.
Very few videos can make a grown man cry. The locals are amazing! Love to all the people there from India.
As a world traveller I have experienced this before. I quickly noticed in countries where people who have little are the first to offer food and drink not expecting anything in return. I have experienced this in Arab villages in Israel, Indonesia, Malaysia, Poland, etc... Amazing Video!!
The mother must have been so happy to see someone who looked so much like her deceased son. Must have felt like fate for her and another chance to see him. gosh it made me cry buckets. ❤
@Züzû dont underestimate the generousness of people from eastern europe
That's probably why she immidiately invited them for tea, seeing someone look exactly like her son, though not the deceased one, probably moved her a lot.
It’s Andrei who passed away. This guy looks like Constantin.
Thomas looks like Constantine, the healthy one. And Andrei was the deceased one.
This brought back soooo many warm memories of my visit to Russia in 1993. It truly brings tears to my eyes. May their government one day match the character of its people.
Watching this video brought tears to my eyes,it was great to see the kindness and love in a people in what was an old Soviet state, I was not expecting to see that. Thank you for showing this on Clip-Share.
Ignorance is bliss, isn't it?
The locals of this place are so welcoming and so generous with the little they have. I would be happy to call this place home.
Don't know how I never stumbled upon your channel before, but you guys are absolute beautiful souls and I've never subscribed to a channel so fast, thank you for what you do
Just found this today! The lady in the church broke my heart and then your new grandma brought me to tears. Thanks you for looking after her with the eye surgery and I hope there’s an update soon on her health. God bless.
So good. Couldn’t have turned out more perfectly.
Wait a minute, are my eyes deceiving me?
I've always had a judgemental feeling about Transnistria, simply because of what is going on in Ukraine and it being a Russian break-away region.
However, after seeing this video, it really made me change my mind.
I always loved the other countries of eastern Europe, and I added Transnistria to my list of countries I want to travel to.
Btw. I love the grandma! Such a sweet and caring old lady. Wish her lots of love and all the best in life❤
I broke down in tears from the love that grandma showed. Unbelievable. This world is filled with unexpected goodness. I needed this video.
I will go there someday. Thanks for sharing this beautiful country with beautiful people.
My husband was born there and I used to travel there in my childhood. They held gymnastics competitions and I participated many times. Very interesting place, it seems like you travel back in time when you visit that place. Nice video, thank you very much.
I found my new fave YT channel. This channel is so full of life and truly shows what travelling is like.
Gosh I cried. Really. This is one of the most heartwarming and wholesome things I've seen in a long time. The babushkas and the people in general were so inviting and welcoming that made me cry for real. I really hope that the people of Transnistria can have their place under the sun respected and loved.
Thank you for your kind words 🙏🏼
@茶豹 you obviously don't know anything about moldo,and how much we sufferd because of them,they killed my uncle in the transnistrian war
@GeneralNO1 you obviously don't know anything about moldo,and how much we sufferd because of them,they killed my uncle in the transnistrian war
@von yeah yeah, edgy lord
Вот так нужно отдыхать с друзьями)) Лучшие эмоции в грустном месте
This made me emotional......the grandma was just precious. I love her.
in a way this was really wholesome, seeing Eric being able to relive his childhood was so heartwarming. Transnistria seems like such a lovely little country with a very kind community and lovely people you meet everywhere you go :)
I don't love Yes Theory because of where you've come from, I love it because of where you're going. You bring warmth to my heart. Thank you for bringing travel to me ❤️
I love you guys. How awesome it is to experience other beautiful humans and their cultures. I love what you guys did for Eric's new grandma. I shed tears of joy.
Yet another incredible documentary vlog from one of my biggest inspirations, KEEP DOING INCREDIBLE THINGS YES THEORY! Would love to work with y'all someday. Also... THAT GAME WAS INCREDIBLE HAHAHA
You I know you ian
Oh wow fancy seeing you here, Ian.
Even outside of Russia and Transnistria, the people are very kind and giving. I attend a Russian Orthodox church, most of which (including me) is made up of Russians, naturally. Having never been, I was surprised to see the kindness and generousity. So at the end, I can attest that we are pretty kind and generous, at least when we have the humble upbringings
I had a similar experience in Peru. People kept giving me things when I was out and about. I tried to pay, but they would just tell me to take it. I think the locals respond well when you take the time to treat them like real human beings rather than observing them as a tourist.
this video and from Moldova are so freaking heartwarming
you maybe don´t recognize how an important and wonderful job you are doing
thanks from a polish-italian from Germany
I watch a lot of Clip-Share videos - especially Travel / adventure ones and this video just blew me away! Never heard of this place so that alone was pretty interesting and the people were so friendly and amazing and what you did for the Grandma needing the eye surgery was probably the kindest thing I've seen on Clip-Share. Bravo! Keep it up. Definitley glad I subscribed
I'm not crying...my eyes are just leaking...to think that there is a very poor country with kind and warm people that not only gives gifts to visitors, but embraces them...the rest of the world should learn from these people...
Man I genuinely cried at the interactions between them and the beautiful grandma, such a nice lady, so rare to find. God bless you guys
@Nutria Fachera - It’s Al In socialist countries this was the norm. We werent programmed for greed or egotism.
I don't think people like her are that rare in Eastern Europe. It's just rare in the west.
@X either too late
I shed a tear 😢
That was beautiful the way you cared for that grandmother. I could feel that in my heart.great people do great things.
I'm in tears. I wish all the love in the world for that grandma
I wanted to cry this entire video. Everyone was so nice.
I am do late to discover this channel, each and every video I watch either draws tears or bring out a loud cry of laughter, keeping coming guys
Watched this many times and 😢 leave my eyes everytime. One of my fave Yes Theory vid as well as the one with Mikhael. I wonder how Eric feels going back to his childhood.🇲🇩
Keep posting vids like this please. Love from the PH. 🇵🇭
I cried when you guys handed her that envelope. It really just blows me away how for us, $800 isn't even half a budget for a gaming PC. Yet in Transnistria, it's eyesight for a sweet little old Babushka who took in complete strangers like they were her own grandchildren. I just can't. It was too much for me. Really puts things into perspective. You guys are awesome.
@VG Repairsits actually poorer than Mexico it has gdp per capita of around 3 000 while Mexico has gdp per capita is around 10 000
@Dirkmez Greed is human nature under capitalism. This was the human nature under socialism.
Well it is..but yeah.
I know. I know...
@Dar4e exactly. There's always someone doing worse. Therefore, idc why I'm even wasting my time replying, there are billions doing worse in the world. Go to Africa or India.
You can honestly feel the love and magic you all felt and experienced. First time I've ever come across your videos and I'm forever grateful for the story/information/love that was shown to thw world in this video.
The grandma is such a great person ❤
I wish her and the others the best
I’m so filled with love ❤️ your new grandma is one of the most beautiful souls I’ve seen.
Truthfulness, compassion and forbearance are beautiful qualities, and you found them all existing naturally there. Thank you for sharing this with the world
I love this. I feel like this reflects a lot of the south and the eastern parts of Europe but Europe as a whole to a certain extent. I remember when I was young, growing up in Cyprus, walking home from school I'd be hungry after a long day. Being that it's a sunny place I'd pass plenty of houses with fruiting trees in their front-yards that I'd just pick fresh fruits from to enjoy on the way. I was noticed by the owners of some of the places and most of the times they just smile and ask you how your day is going but I recall multiple places where my first interaction being noticed by the owner, the first thing they say is "Wait, let me get you a bag" to fill with fruits from their garden. I think we're generally better off than in Moldova but my town was far from rich. The poorer people are, the less the idea of "classes" and such distracts us from the fact that we're all human in the end, the idea of "stranger" becomes much less relevant.
I have a buddy from Transnistria. He travels on a Russian passport and most of the time when people ask where he's from he just says Russia. It's too much hassle to explain the truth. He has that same giving energy you see in this video. If he visits your house he repays you by fixing something that's broken, or doing whatever clean up or heavy lifting needs doing. I am so happy to see a video that shows his country in a good light.
And now he's in Donbass ?
@Schwinkle What does kosovo have to do with this?
@Durema There is a big difference. Almost nobody lived in Siberia.
@Zmeu_MD If Transnistria is Moldova, then Kosovo is Serbia.
@дима акира why Russia is kinda going down/self deascesing people? Russia a big country need people and manpower to move things forward.. the situation is critical now. Understand this .
This was truly a beautiful story to watch 😍
I cannot handle how sweet and adorable that babushka was. I want to make lots of money so that when I meet such amazing people, I can help them out like this. I've struggled a lot in life and I know I'd lose my mind if someone just paid for a medical bill out of the kindness of their heart like that.
Glad you guys can meet so wonderful people. We can still have faith in Humanity
Ok, I'm in tears. This was so lovely to watch. Such kind people, you guys fitted in well!
This was the most wholesome video ever! had me crying .
Dude when Yelena started telling about her sons and being so kind and all, that made me tear up like crazy. Bless her.
@Venturaz yea both side should be in peace
I had to pause it there, all choked up.
@Syed Haikal we are all human, I know what I say change nothing in the world but thats the least I can do
Wow brought tears to my eyes seeing how kind and warming every person you guys met. Such an awesome story
Wow when I clicked on this I did not think I would find myself crying! What a heart warming video!
This is so moving, so beautiful. Thank you both so very much for doing this. God bless you. I wish I could move there. Canada
bless these sweet grandmas you met on this trip such kind souls.
This was one of those beautiful videos that just get engraved in your heart. Just mindblowing and amazing❤
The grandma saying “call me” was so sweet. She is adorable.
That's the sweetest thing I've ever heard today
i was crying that moment :'(
"I was just wondering what took you guys so long..." T_T
She'll appreciate the phone calls more than the 800 bucks they gave her I guarantee that.
Great episode y’all. Bald and bankrupt is one of my other favourite shows showing off old Soviet towns and villages. You both did a great job displaying the hearts of these people. I’m always so inspired by them.
The hospitality of Transnistria brings me great emotions and I pray for the people there , especially the grandma. ❤
I've watched so so many videos on Clip-Share of travelers all over the world and I must say it's so nice seeing you guys travel to places rare traveled or never traveled. I also think you guys are helping make this world a better place with your kindness and genuine behavior. Keep up the work as long as you can I for one think it's special and it may be your designated fate in the world 👏
So cool how Eric speaks Russian fluently. Yes theory all seem to speak perfect American English plus at least one other language
The lady from the church melted my heart 😢❤ such a touching moment
*This is what it's called being at the right place at the right time.*
@Drakey Fenix that thing is already finished ehehe :D
I think this was prosperous soviet city in the late 80s, but then Soviet Union fell and so it looks preatty sad, when looks abondoned old city.
@TayyJayy bro Ukraine didn't start existing in 2022
Probably, the WARMEST video on the internet. What an absolutely unique, and wild experience going there must of been.
Блин, это так здорово! Такое душевное видео получилось... И страна, словно из рассказов старших о Советском Союзе.
@Cațaveica Dumitru Намекаешь на то что у нас коммунизм? Спешу разочаровать что у нас нет социализма и мы полные капиталисты, и про то что мы не сможем развиться без Молдовы.. Приднестровье активно участвует в торговле с Европой и нас поддерживает Россия
@Калдун Писькагрыз ваша "страна" живет прошлым и без молдовы вам никак не развиться.
@Cațaveica Dumitru Нет, уже нет. У нас есть все чтобы стать независимыми, мы другие, мы отличаемся от вас.
@Cațaveica Dumitru нет
These people are so full of love to strangers it makes me so happy 😊