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Moldova - The forgotten corner of Europe

Chisinau and beyond.

  • Flat white

    This is the main cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church in the Moldovan capital.

    [Cathedral of Christ's Nativity, Chisinau]

  • On your knees

    [Cathedral of Christ's Nativity, Chisinau]

  • Noroc

    It may sound as a bad joke, but the beer from Chisinau won gold in 2007, beating Germany and Czech beers.

    [Reine in Chisinau]

  • Tap it good

    [Beer house in Chisinau]

  • Nice hat

    Stephen III was a national hero of Moldova. The 1927 statue holds a cross as a symbol against the invading Ottoman forces in the 15th century.

    [Statue of Stefan cel Mare]

  • No means no

    [Entrance to the bar Deja Vu]

  • Just one drink

    [Ida at Robin pub in Chisinau]

  • The darkside

    Our cozy apartment door.


  • Ancient glory

    The Arc de Triumph commemorates the victory over Turks in the Russian-Turkish war of 1806- 1812.

    [Arc de Triumph in Chisinau]

  • On the road

    [Rural Moldova]

  • Pit of doom

    [Toilet at the land border crossing from Ukraine]

  • Oh the bells

    The Bell Tower was destroyed by the communists in 1962 but reconstructed in 1997.

    [Bell Tower, Chisinau]

  • On the road

    [Rural Moldova]

  • I'll have your hide for this

    [Beer House in Chisinau]

  • Freeeedom

    [Monument in Chisinau]

  • Staying with the smurfs

    [St Teodora de la Sihla Church]

  • Easy living

    Just waiting for the bus in Moldova.

    [Outskirts of Chisinau]

  • Here be wolves

    [National Archeology and History Museum, Chisinau]