On the way back to Chisinau, our driver, Boris, stops by his house and invites us in. We’re about 15 km from the cave monastery at 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 [...]
The Cultural Landscape at Orheiul Vechi is on UNESCO’s Tentative list and is being considered for inclusion on the World Heritage List.
Chisinau is probably one of Europe’s least known capitals. It’s a walkable city, or alternatively, the bus service is frequent and cheap.
The peculiar little non-existing country Transdniestr is a different world; a memorial to the Soviet era, a living museum of times gone by.
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.