Tag Archives: Moldova

Inviting Ivancea

On the way back to Chisinau, our driver, Boris, stops by his house and invites us in. We’re about 15 km from Orheiul Vechi in a little village called Ivancea, populated by Ukrainians since medieval times. Ukrainian, rather than Moldovan, is the local language. The house is cosy. Outdoors, fruit and vegetables abound. Behind a [...]

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Orheiul Vechi, the Cave Monastery

(English) The Cultural Landscape at Orheiul Vechi is on UNESCO’s Tentative list and is being considered for inclusion on the World Heritage List.

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Chic Chisinau

(English) Chisinau is probably one of Europe’s least known capitals. It’s a walkable city, or alternatively, the bus service is frequent and cheap.

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Back in the USSR – Time travelling in Transdniestr

(English) The peculiar little non-existing country Transdniestr is a different world; a memorial to the Soviet era, a living museum of times gone by.

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11 fave hotels of 2008

(English) We stayed in plenty of hotels in 2008, some good, some not so good, some blah. Here are my fave hotels of 2008 – in no particular order.

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Boating up the Nile

Travels of 2008 – and plans for 2009

(English) Travels of 2008 – many old faves plus some new countries: Macedonia, Kosovo, Moldova, Transdniestr, PEI, Wales, Isle of Man, Srpska and more.

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