Chisinau Journals

Vacation in Moldova

An October 2005 trip to Chisinau by Jewett2630

Quote: Just some general items about Moldova based on my experiences when I visit.

Vacation in Moldova

Overview

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Just seeing a city making the transition from the old communist days to the ways of western Europe. The memorable thing here is the friendly people and how they manage in the poorest country in Europe.

Quick Tips:

Chisineu is not a tourism friendly city, however, with the right planning it can make a nice trip.

Best Way To Get Around:

Getting to Moldova is rather easy. The airport is small but very modern. Air Moldova, Austrian Air and Turkish airlines are the major carriers. Taxi's are cheap by U.S. Standards and maxi taxi's are the preferred way to get around by locals. Over crowed min-vans.
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If traveling to Moldova, the best use of your time would be in the capital city of Chisineau. You can take a bus from there to any city however it is a slow trip due to the poor roads and buses. Moldova has very good wine and incredible Champagne. It is cheap and bought in any grocery store. The city is showing signs of transition to modern times. There are new apartments being built and the airport was recently renovated. If you do not like high tourist areas and want to see the old eastern Europe before it is gone then this might be a place to see. Moldova is similar to Romania but just smaller.

About the Writer

Jewett2630

Jewett2630
Palm Harbor, Florida