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Moldova II

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We used the travel agent (see Useful Links…On the Road) that had been so helpful the day before, to book a wine tour.  All the major wineries such as Cricova, Milestii Mici, Cojusna etc and the famous Orheiul Vechi cave Monastery that are listed in LP’s Eastern Europe guide were booked up until after the weekend :- (
We could…

Moldova I

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On the World Happiness Database the UK ranks 28th with an average score of 7.2 (2000 to 2009).Moldova ranks 114th with a score of 4.9 – the lowest of any of the Nations we would be travelling through, and with only Macedonia and Albania ranking worse in Europe.
Notwithstanding that – we really liked Moldova :- )
Although it obviously…

Moldovan Border Crossing

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Romania
Border crossing used: Targu Frumos (between Pascani and Iasi)Border process / hassles: Our first mildly problematic border. Total time, about 2.5 hours:
Exiting Romania:
No queue – but a more thorough check exiting than arriving?  Usual doors opened and checks of various bags and boxes and usual questions about narcotics, weapons, and did we have more than €10,000 – “I…