Visiting the countryside is like taking a step back in time. The people are the poorest in Europe, but they are welcoming and friendly. Many live in quaint villages, which still farm with manual farm implements and use horse-drawn carts to transport their goods.
In villages, you’ll find people garbed in traditional dress and playing folksy musical instruments. The capital city, Chisinau, on the other hand, has modern facilities, wide-open green park areas and many historical sites.
Russian Orthodox churches and monasteries have been reopened, and the interiors filled with antique and colorful icons are well worth a visit