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Moldova : When and where to go?
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Moldova: Climate & Weather
Moldova enjoys a temperate continental climate, and the Black Sea provides a moderate maritime influence. There are cold winters and hot, sunny summers. It is milder in the south. Temperatures vary between -5 ° C in winter and sometimes 40 ° C in summer. Rainfall is rather irregular and scanty.
3°C - 37°F
Chisinau, updated 01:30 GMT
What to do in Moldova
The visit of the monasteries is a must for the traveler traveling to Moldova, the 3 most notable being those of Capriana, Hincu and Hirjeuca. Other places to visit for lovers of history, the historic city of Orheiul Vechi, the medieval fortress of Soroca, the church of Caucani.
In the south of the country, you can explore the lakes Beleu and Manta, with their multiple populations of birds. To the north, take some time to discover the village of Taul and the park of the same name, especially in spring at the time of flowering. The wine route is also a very good way to discover the country.
Other sites: the Milestii Mici cellars, the longest in the world, since the total length of the galleries reaches 200 km, and they form a true underground city containing 65 million liters in its casks; The Tipova Nature Reserve, with its monastery built on vertiginous cliffs; In Chisinau, the capital, the Allée des Classiques brings together two rows of red granite statues representing famous authors of Romanian literature; Still in the capital, the park and Lake Valea Morilor which cover an area of 102 hectares by modeling in the city an original landscape; The Capul memorial of Pod Serpeni, built in homage to the heroes of 1944.
Moldova : The basics
It is enough for European citizens of a passport valid for more than 6 months to enter the country, for a stay of less than 90 days.
The current currency is leu (MDL).
You can reach the Chisinau airport, which is less than 10 km from the center of the capital, directly from Paris in 3H30 flight.
To move around the country, it is better to choose the car because the train network is very limited. The roads are not in very good condition, so you have to drive carefully. There is no air link within the country.
Budget: an average budget will be about 60 € per day for meals and one hotel night in establishments of correct level.
Health: there are no compulsory vaccines, but it is advisable to have, in addition to its universal vaccines, those against hepatitis A and B and against typhoid. Protect yourself against ticks in the event of forest walks. Drink preferably bottled water.
Security: it is enough to respect the usual security instructions, and to renounce the trips in Transnistria, which is a secessionist region of the east of the country, out of control of the Moldovan government. In addition, the country is located on an earthquake zone and you must inform yourself beforehand about the potential risks and the conduct to be taken if necessary.
Shopping: the souvenirs to be brought back are mainly embroidered linens, folk clothes, woven pockets.