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Old Orhei monastery  

Old Orhei monastery

You speak Russian da?

June 7th 2016
The countries of the former Soviet Union hold a special appeal for your intrepid travel writer, partly due to the difficulties Australians face in obtaining a visa. The life of a traveller includes destinations that are more challenging to get to, which can add to the allure of travelling there. To be honest I knew next to nothing about Moldova before I began chatting with an online friend over th ... read more
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Moldovan Flag Formerly part of Romania, Moldova was incorporated into the Soviet Union at the close of World War II. Although independent from the USSR since 1991, Russian forces have remained on Moldovan territory east of the Dniester River supporting the Slavic ... ... read more
9th June 2016

No English and visa hassles!
Those ex-Soviet countries can be problematic--how great that you could just sail into Moldova. When the airport or bus station has no ATM, you know you're off the beaten track. Great that you had good weather for the park and monastery--can you imagine, no English and thunderstorms daily? Fine end to your trip.

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