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Tag Archives: Chisinau

My European Capital Rankings – 36 to 31

I have yet to visit Moscow, Valletta, Verduz, Pristina and Andorra la Vella, Ljubljana won’t be visited until February and I do not feel that I have explored Berlin, Bern or Podgorica enough to rate them. I have not included Monte Carlo as I consider that as part of France in the same way as […]

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A-Z April Challenge – Chisinau

In 2013 we visited Moldova by train from Budapest and Bucharest before continuing on to Ukraine. Arriving tired and a little irritable from an uncomfortable overnight train journey, we had to now find our pre-booked accommodation…… We were due to stay at the intriguingly named ‘Tatyana’s Flat’. The place had been described as central, recently renovated […]

Marvellous Moldova – Part One

Moldova is said to be the poorest country in Europe and indeed a visit here does seem like a step back in time. The ex-Soviet offers a break with a difference, especially if you also take in ‘rogue state’ of Transnistria as part of your visit. I arrived on the overnight train from Bucharest. Travelling […]