Moldova is a small country in Eastern Europe. It’s landlocked on all sides. The countries that border it are Romania and Ukraine. The capital city is Chisinau, which also happens to be the largest city. 

The official language used here is Romanian. Other recognized languages include Bulgarian, Russian, Gagauz, and Ukrainian.

Culture

The people of the country are Moldovan. Various ethnic groups reside in the country. However, the majority of the population is Moldovan (almost 75%). The religion most practiced in the country is Orthodox Christianity.

It has retained most of its ancient culture. Other than that, there are strong influences drawn from the neighboring Latin and Slavic culture. The culture found here is also a strong mix of the Romanian and Russian Culture.

Language

The official language used here is Romanian. Other recognized languages include Bulgarian, Russian, Gagauz, and Ukrainian.

Currency

The currency used here is Leu. The exchange rate is approximately 20 Lei for 1 US dollar. The currency exchange is available in bureaus de change and hotels. The Moldovan economy is mostly “cash only”.

Credit cards are not widely accepted. Also, there are only a few ATMs in Chisinau and other big cities. Traveler’s cheques are not popular. However, several banks may exchange them.

Electricity

The Moldavians use European types of sockets. It is better to have an adaptor with you because you won’t be able to find it everywhere. However, if you forget one, you can buy it in the capital or other big cities. The usual voltage is 230V.

Getting Around

If you want to travel by car, there are several car rental services in Chisinau. However, if you travel in winter, you should remember to keep your lights switched on from November 1 until March 31.

Travel Visa

The United States citizens don’t need a visa to come to Moldova. However, you need a valid passport on you to cross the border.

July 31, 2016 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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