Country Moldova- Unity in Diversity
The East European country of Moldova shares its borders with Romania in the west and Ukraine in the north. It is an exciting ensemble of various cultures including Latin and Slavic, which is well showcased in its enchanting edifices and monasteries. From wine tours to nature trails and adventure sporting options, this country is sure to lure anyone with an eye for the best experiences in life.
Formerly part of Romania, Moldova was inducted into the Soviet Union at the close of World War II., which involved military operations from both the Russian and Romanian forces. Though it gained independence from the USSR in 1991, Russian forces continued to remain in that country supporting the Slavic majority population, comprising of mostly Ukrainians and Russians.
Hirjeuca Monastery located at 70 km north-west of the capital city of Chisinau. From its basement, erupts the fabled Spring of Youth, which is thought to have curative properties. The Beacon's Hill, The Salt Mountain, and The Cold Fountain in Slanic are some of the other popular attractions in this country.
The Museum of Popular Art from Ivancea, set amidst an enchanting garden is an essential stopover. Browse through an impressive collection of artefacts from all over the country in this museum, built in classical style of the 19th century. The biggest nature reserve in Moldova, situated along the Prut River beckons scores of nature enthusiasts and bird watchers who throng this spot to take a glimpse of some of the exotic avian species listed in the Red Book.
Trains, public transport buses and trolley buses are common transport options, the best guide for hassle free travel is to have some small notes handy to pay your fares. Taxi hire is also a convenient option to move around this country.
Places of entertainment
The capital, Chisinau has a clutch of some of the best theatres, concert halls, and an opera house where you can catch up with some of the latest productions and plays. The shopaholics would find a lot of bargain outlets and in the main open-air market. Moldova is famous for its rich red wines and interesting wine trails. There are pubs and taverns where you could sample some of the best drinks and dine options. Night clubs, cinemas, casinos and street dances would ensure a night long of fun and entertainment.
From budget hotels to Bed & Breakfast, youth hostels, motels, guesthouse and inns there is a range of accommodation options in this country, which offer comfortable stay well within your budget.
Moldovan Leu (MDL) is the currency of this country, which is available in foreign exchange counters, banks and registered travel agents, check the news and internet for the latest exchange rates.
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