Today I’m going to take you on a tour around the capital of Moldova, Chisinau (pronounced Kishinow), using a myriad of signs to tell us about this fascinating place.
I’m starting with a cuppa in my hotel room, but I’ll be with you soon.
Let’s make a quick stop at the bank first, to get some Leu. You can pop in here to convert your home currency, but I found it easier to just visit an ATM whenever I needed to top up my funds. You’ll also find that many places will accept US dollars and Euros for payment.
It is a very friendly city, with good signage and many people speak enough English to help if you’re stuck. That isn’t quite so easy once out of the capital, so it’s worth learning a bit of Romanian and/or Russian.
After visiting some of the sights, there are plenty of places to stop for food, kvas (a wheaty soft drink) and wine.
If you’re seeking something from home, you can order a burger for delivery, or maybe go for a shrimp McWrap instead.
Rest over, let’s have another good wander around. There’s graffiti and street art, a theatre or two, places to shop, and if we spend too much we can always sell our hair to top up our funds.
I hope you had a great time on our well-signed tour, and that you now love Moldova.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 5 September 2019
Posted as part of Cee’s B&W