I have already admitted that the Republic of Moldova is not a spectacular country, but it is worth spending a few days there. From the pleasure of enjoying natural landscapes and visiting beautiful places to the one of admiring the locals’ simple lifestyle, this country has a few things to offer to its tourists.
Moldova’s territory was both part of Romania and Russia, before the country became independent. It goes without saying that the influence of these two different cultures can be felt all over the country.
In case you decide to visit the Republic of Moldova, the following tips might help you enjoy your trip to the fullest:
1.First of all it’s important to plan your trip itinerary in detail. As I have already said, Moldova has a few beautiful places to offer and it would be a pity not to discover as many as you can. For example, I combined Chisinau with a few other famous Moldovan tourist attractions and this helped me to have a great time there. It was a real delight to explore Sorocca Fortress, to admire the old blue houses of Butuceni, to discover the history of wine in the local wine cellars or to feel the simple and relaxing vibe of Chisinau. However, you should take into account the fact that you will need at least four or five days to enjoy all these places.
2.Whether you are a wine lover or not, you cannot leave Moldova without plunging into the world of wine. Moldova is famous for its large vineyards, and it goes without saying that it’s also the perfect place where you can find out a lot of details about the history and the manufacturing process of wine. Brands such as Cricova, Milestii Mici, Purcari or Chateau Vartely are just a few examples of quality Moldovan wines. The country is considered a sort of paradise of wines and it offers the possibility of visiting a few interesting wineries and wine cellars. I visited Cricova Winery and Chateau Vartely Resort and Winery and both experiences were great.
3.If there is something you can do excessively in Moldova, eating is the correct answer. The Moldovan cuisine is a blend between Romanian and Russian dishes and it is simply delicious. A lot of quality natural products are used to prepare the Moldovan tasty dishes. I simply love their traditional pies, especially those with cheese and fruit, their traditional soup, especially borsch (beet root soup) and soleanca and their fish and seafood specialties. Eating in Moldova is like eating at your grandma’s house.
4.The best way to travel across the country and enjoy the beautiful Moldovan tourist attractions is by car. In case you choose this means of transport, my advice is to respect the traffic rules because this way you will avoid getting a traffic ticket. You should know that a lot of police cars patrol the public roads and the risk of getting a traffic ticket is very high.
5.You should let yourself delighted by the peaceful vibe of this country. The Republic of Moldova gives you the feeling that you went back in time. People don’t seem so captivated by technology and by social media and you can actually see them talking to each other, rather than staring at their phones. The country is also blessed with natural landscapes and the image of the old villages seem to be cut out of fairy tales.
All things considered, you should set your expectations properly and plan a trip to the Republic of Moldova, because overall it is worth visiting.