If learning about other cultures is one of the reasons you like to travel, you’ll love Moldova. Our country is an interesting mix of cultures – Moldovan, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Greek, Tatar, Turkish and others. The mix stems from Moldova being a crossroads of other civilizations, particularly Romanian, Russian and Ottoman. A number of peoples have conquered or settled our land over the centuries.
You will find many monuments and other reminders of Soviet times in Moldova, including statues of Vladimir Lenin, the father of communism. Moldova’s Transnistria region is a little-changed repository of what life was like in the U.S.S.R. This may not last, however, so it would be wise for you to include Transnistra on your itinerary when you visit Moldova.