In August, I thought Hungary and Liechtenstein were the most boring countries in Europe, but now I have changed my mind. Moldova is awash with history, culture, history and much culture and history in general. It is one of the oldest and most beautiful countries on the planet, with a beautiful landscape, beautiful people and a beautiful history.
The museum only offers guided tours in Romanian and Russian, so skip the guided tours and simply browse the exhibited artifacts. Learning a few Russian phrases will help locals in the area, as police are less likely to demand bribes if they speak the language of their former homeland.
You must pick up your ticket at the Bucharest North station counter, but not take the one-way journey that starts in Moldova. Book the train "Bucharest - Chisinau" as there are almost always enough seats available, even during the day.
Then take the time-honoured Moldovan sleeper train "Prietenia" from Bucharest to Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, or take the train "Bucharest - Gara de Nord" or "Gara - North - Romania," which leaves at 19: 12 and arrives in Chisisau at 08: 24. You can also arrive directly from Chiseau station by train from Romania, leaving the Romanian GARA - de- Nord on 19 December 2012 to arrive at Chisenau station at 07: 30 and arrive at the Moldovan National Opera and Ballet at 09: 00. Chisiau is a great place for a day trip to explore communist sites, and a good stopover on the way back to Romania for the night.
If you continue down Bucuresti Street, you will notice that a pleasant café should be set up on the ground floor of the Din Hol library in case you need a liquid refreshment.
After the First World War, the city was accepted as Chisinau in Romania and became the capital of the newly founded Soviet Socialist Republic of Moldova. In 1940, it was ceded to the Soviet Union along with the rest of Bessarabia and became part of the newly founded "Moldovan" Soviet Socialist Republic. Opposite the bank is a building owned by one of Romania's main political parties, the Communist Party of Moldova. Romanian - language version of the city name that was also used officially, this building was also the meeting place of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Moldova when Moldovans were a republic in the Soviet Union.
Moldova is a very young country, considering that it only became independent in 1992 and is located in the Rhone Valley of the Soviet Union. Gagauzia was granted autonomy to prevent war, while Moldova decided to join Romania. It was a well developed wine region, producing over 90 percent of all wines for the Soviet Union; the two largest wineries in the world are located 20 km from Chisinau. The former USSR broke up in 1991, but is still a "very young" country, given that it has only been independent since 1992.
Moldova is a relatively safe country to visit, even if the destination is not too popular with visitors. Nevertheless, you should know a few things before you visit. You can also plan your own trip to Moldova, and that includes services and products that you personally like and use, so plan ahead.
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Arrival to Bucharest by train: departure at 16: 56 in Chisinau, call at Gara de Nord station at 17: 30 and arrival in Bukharu at 06: 02 the next morning. Arrival from Munich to Romania: By bus, train, bus or bus from London, from Chiseau at 4.56 pm and arrival in Bucharest at 6.00 pm.
If you want to enjoy your holiday in Moldova in style, you can find all the news and information in Chisinau, Bukharu and other parts of the country. If that is not enough, Chiseau can serve as a gateway to Transnistria, a country that does not exist. If you want a real experience, visit the Milestii Mici Cricova, the most popular.
The history of the country is deeply rooted, including the Soviet era, and unique treasures from the Olanesti period can be seen dating back to the 5th century. This is the oldest museum in Moldova, which houses a huge collection of historical and cultural artifacts from around the world, from the Middle Ages to modern times. It documents the crimes of the Soviet Union and other crimes of Stalin against the Moldovans, as well as the history of Transnistria.