Moldova is a country in Eastern Europe that is away from the typical tourist trail.


The capital Chisinau of Moldova has a lot of buildings with Soviet architecture. When I was there, the midsummer eve festival was celebrated and traditional dances performed.

Orheiul Vechi

Orheiul Vechi is also known as Old Orhei is an ancient archaeological site with a cave monastery. I went with a public minibus and was one of the few tourists on that day.

Travel Tips


  • I traveled to Moldova on a backpacking trip through several countries in Eastern Europe. I flew from Germany to Chisinau, explored it and made a day trip to Orheiul Vechi. After that, I flew to St. Petersburg. The flight with stopover in Chisinau was cheaper than a direct flight from Germany to St. Petersburg.
  • I have used the Lonely Planet Guide for Europe for planning and can recommend it for Moldova.

Do you have questions to plan your trip or suggestions? I'm looking forward to your commentary.

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