Travel in Moldova: Chisinau

If you've been following my adventures here in Moldova, I'm sure you've heard me mention Chisinau a fair amount of times.  Chisinau is the capital of Moldova and, though I've seen travel bloggers call it "The Most Boring Capital in the World" and other similar titles, I actually really like Chisinau.  It's a pretty small … Continue reading Travel in Moldova: Chisinau

Travel in Moldova: Cricova Winery

On the last full day my parents were in Moldova, we visited Cricova Winery.  Moldova is known for its wine because it's good wine, but it's also known for being the country in which the top two largest underground wine cellars in the world are found.  Milesti Mici is the largest at 200 kilometers of tunnels … Continue reading Travel in Moldova: Cricova Winery

Travel in Moldova: Comrat

One of the short trips we did within Moldova was a trip to Comrat.  Comrat is the capital of the semi-autonomous region Gagauzia.  This means that while still a part of Moldova, the Moldovan government has granted the region certain freedoms and more control over certain aspects of their governance.  The reason behind this is … Continue reading Travel in Moldova: Comrat

Travel in Moldova: Purcari Winery

Purcari Winery is located in the south-eastern part of the country and is the oldest wine estate in Moldova.  Because of it's proximity to the Black Sea, it has a unique ecosystem ideal for growing the grapes, especially for red wine.  Vineyards in the this area of the country were first planted around the 12th … Continue reading Travel in Moldova: Purcari Winery

Travel in Moldova: Ţîpova & Orhei Vechi

We spent part of a day exploring two amazing cave monasteries in the north-eastern part of Moldova, Ţîpova and Orhei Vechi.  I've visited both before (see my previous post about Orhei Vechi here, and my previous post about Ţîpova here). We began with Ţîpova, located between Soroca and Orhei Vechi.  This cave monastery consists of three complexes.  The … Continue reading Travel in Moldova: Ţîpova & Orhei Vechi