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Moldova is a very rural country, with the metropole Chisinau bumping in its heart. The people are very hospitable, though you should not trust blindly, as everywhere. The countryside is just amazing, and a good wine can be found quite everywhere. Moldova is THE country for you, if you like Romania, Ukraine, and Russia
Top Things to See and Do
Stefan cel Mare Bld. and Monument, Arc de Triomphe (Chisinau), landscape, for example the Stinci, a beautiful canyon between the village Trinca and an illegal minery - which shows the problem of this country. By the way, if you come, you are among the sights!!! - more info in the Travel Guide.
Neighboring countries: Ukraine ,Romania
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MACCAMLC Hej, Im an Aussie in Denmark, who will be in Moldova for the 2nd time from tomorrow (4 Oct 2006) to 11 Oct 2006. Looking forward to the wine festival this weekend, but if anyone wants to get in contact for a chat, drink, etc. that would be great :)
hey, it's october 3 right now (3.10.06), pa.>
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Bus explodes in separatist Moldova region, 8 dead
06 Jul 2006 09:23:02 GMT
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CHISINAU, July 6 (Reuters) - A minibus exploded in Moldova's separatist Dnestr region on Thursday, killing eight people on board, and officials said they could not rule out the possibility the blast was caused by a bomb.
Dnestr's hardline Slav leaders declared independence in 1990 in Soviet times to preclude what they saw as attempts by Moldova's ethnic Romanian majority to join Romania to the south.
The separatists fought a brief war with Moldova in 1992 after the collapse of Soviet rule. Russian troops separated the sides and all attempts to mediate since have failed.
Olvia news agency, the official source of news in the region enjoying no international recognition, said the mini-bus blew up at about 7 a.m. at an intersection in the main town of Tiraspol.
"Eight people were killed. Others are injured. The reasons for the explosion are being investigated," the agency reported.
Olvia quoted eyewitnesses as saying that the blast occurred while the minibus, a common form of urban transport in ex-Soviet states, stood next to a trolleybus at a traffic light. Dnestr's deputy interior ministry, Oleg Belyakov, told the agency identification of the dead was proving difficult as body parts had been scattered over a wide area.
"About 10 people inside the trolleybus were injured," he was quoted as saying. "This could have been caused by an explosive device carried inside the taxi. It could have been set off by accident or deliberately."
The separatist rebellion remains one of several "frozen conflicts" in the former Soviet Union. Moldova's leaders say the continued presence of Russian troops in the region is hindering attempts at a settlement.
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Parks, lakes, cafes, museums, whatever! Walking, talking, smiling, laughing! And much more! :D
Saharna monastery, waterfalls, Dniestr river, Transdniestr region very close
the place where i enjoy spending time is Passepartout, but there are also other places like Black Elephant (well now it's closed and unfortunately there is no other like this one) or Yellow Submarine.
you can see the smallest capital city in the eastern europe, a jewish cemetery, statue of Stefan cel Mare, also you may have live in the most democratic countries, comparative to former soviet republic. You have the chance to see something what will perish in few years under the supremacy of EUropean values, facing the flatting standards of EU...you can discover some other things... use your imagination....