Known for its wine-making and charming capital, Moldova sits north of the Balkans between Romania and Ukraine. What it lacks in architectural prowess, it makes up for with plenty of green spaces and peaceful spots. The capital Chişinău is by far the country’s biggest draw, offering cultural landmarks like the Museum of Archeology and Ethnography, the Museum of Natural History, and the National Museum of Fine Arts. You’ll also fine many bars across the city which serve famous Moldovan wines. Outside of the capital, you can hike and bike through the scenic hills of the rolling countryside. There are also several caves to explore, as well as a number of vineyards, monasteries and nature reserves. The majority of accommodation is found in Chişinău, with a wide selection of apartments and hotels. Hostels and guests houses are far less common but you’ll still find a few scattered around town.
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