Moldova Travel Guide. Things to See and Do!

Moldova Travel Guide. Things to See and Do!, Chisinau, Moldova (B)

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. We really set off to visit Moldova simply to add a tally to our country number count. We also wanted bragging rights to say that we ventured into Europe’s least visited country. Travel bloggers who have traversed before us have called Moldova “uncharming,” “bland,” and joked that “we found delicious smoked cheese knots and a cool old Soviet bike….but that was it.”

We had a completely different take on our experience here. After our time in Romania, crossing over Moldova’s border offered us a fresh start. If I could offer a ballsy comparison, Romania was the high-strung, pretentious cousin of a humble, down to earth Moldova. Interestingly enough, while travelers claim that there is nothing there, we found ourselves extending our stay to enjoy a country that literally seems to be emerging out of the rubble.

Moldova is wedged between Romania and Ukraine, and little is known about it. I bet if I challenged others to point to it on a globe, most would have no idea even in what vicinity it would be. Moldova used to be part of the Soviet Republic, but it has cultural links to neighboring Romania. Moldova is the poorest country in Europe and one of the lowest cost of living indexes in the world, which in a sad truth makes it very cheap for long-term, budget travelers. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Moldova Travel Guide. Things to See and Do!
Guide Location: Moldova » Chisinau
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Audrey Lesner
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Triumphal Arch
  • City Hall
  • Metropolitan Cathedral
  • La Placinte
  • Ștefan cel Mare Central Park
  • Dendrarium Park
  • Old Jewish Cemetery
  • Valea Morilor
  • Piata Centrala

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Once part of the Soviet Union, now independent Moldova is a small country sandwiched between Romania and Ukraine, of which still very little is known. To mend this, the country has recently opened borders to the outside world. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity and acquaint yourself with...