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The Countryside Of Moldova

countryside moldova

Moldova can get very cold. This picture below is of the ice on the front of our rental car after some time spent in freezing rain – not the easiest driving conditions. And this was in November, so I imagine winter conditions are even more sporty:

countryside moldova

However, with the weather taken out of the equation, driving in Moldova is about as free from stress as one could hope for. Outside of Chisinau, there is no traffic to speak of:

countryside moldova

The most one will likely have to contend with is passing a tractor from time to time:

countryside moldova

Much of Moldova looks like this… Relatively flat and treeless with small, rolling hills and the occasional farm or village scattered in to the mix:

countryside moldova

countryside moldova

Did you know that Moldova produces wine? Vineyards small and large can be found throughout the country:

countryside moldova

And they produce good wine too. Moldovan wines routinely grab highest honors at European tastings and beyond:

countryside moldova

countryside moldova

countryside moldova

A wooded area of Moldova – notable for its rarity:

countryside moldova

Entering a small Moldovan village:

countryside moldova

This impressive structure with its Soviet-style architecture appears as if it could be a monument to war heroes from the Great Patriotic War or a celebration of living in a worker’s paradise. In fact, it is just a sign for the next town. It’s unfortunate road signs in the West can’t be so dramatic:

countryside moldova

Here’s another example… This was just a turnout for trucks or farm equipment, but the Moldovans glammed it up with the addition of a pipe bringing in spring water and extensive decorations. I wish turnouts elsewhere were this appealing:

countryside moldova

A typical farm in Moldova:

countryside moldova

I thought it was aesthetically pleasing to see them using a well where the water is still drawn by hand:

countryside moldova

The view down the well:

countryside moldova

A view out over the fields:

countryside moldova

I loved exploring the countryside of Moldova. To be free to roam in an area so far off the beaten track is glorious for me:

countryside moldova

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2 thoughts on “The Countryside Of Moldova

  1. Another great post. Thanks for sharing this. Spending time traveling with my family is something that truly makes me happy in life. I enjoy reading your blog very much.

  2. Well Justin, a hand driven well might be aesthetically pleasing but pulling out a dozen buckets of water won’t be an easy job. And that’s something electric pumps do for us every day, on flick of a switch :)
    The road sign was beautiful piece of art.

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