Touring Europe’s Largest Underground Wine Cellar

I stood in the small excursions office at the winery outside of Chisinau and bit my lip.  To my surprise, a tear was forming in the corner of my left eye. This woman standing just […]

Transdniestria: A Day in a Country That Doesn’t Exist

As we approached the border to Transdniestria (a country not recognized by anyone in the world), the large man sitting next to me pulled out his passport. I looked over to see a red cover […]

A Day Trip to Orheiul Vechi

Orheiul Vechi Monastery is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Moldova, but that doesn’t mean that getting there is necessarily easy.  While my guidebook mentioned a few buses that ran there, other sources on […]

Impressions of Moldova

Channeling my inner Roger Ebert, I am giving Moldova one thumb up and one thumb down. In the interest of full disclosure, I admit I may have had a very different impression of this small […]