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Exploring Off-the Beaten-Path Moldova

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Traveling to the Republic of Moldova for the first time, we were eager to discover what life was like in the Moldovan countryside. We were fortunate to discover the guesthouse owned by Constantin, in the village of Rosu, just 5 minutes from...
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The Republic of Moldova is perhaps best known for its impressive wine – something it’s produced for thousands of years – and its former status as one of the 15 Soviet republics. When we arrived to Moldova, I became quite taken by its...
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Strada Eliberării 170/b, Orhei, Moldova
If ever a swathe of land could be called ‘wine country,’ Moldova would be one of the most deserving to wear the label. Nestled between Ukraine and Romania, the country is abstractly shaped like a cluster of grapes. Winemaking accounts for 7% of...
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After having driven through Moldova’s steppes and agricultural areas, the open-air archaeological complex of Old Orhei looked almost other-worldly. We glimpsed cave monasteries carved out of the craggy limestone cliffs, the golden domes of a...
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Patriarchou Dimitriou 2, Kalampaka 422 00, Greece
It is a beautiful melding of natural and manmade beauty. Crowning the tops of mystical rock formations are Eastern Orthodox monasteries, constructed hundreds of years ago. Built by monks who were trying to escape persecution, there were once more...