Welcome to Moldova
As one of Europe’s least visited countries, Moldova retains a certain off-the-beaten-track charm. But even that’s changing as budget flights from London and other European cities make the lively capital, Chişinău, a popular weekend break. Meanwhile, those looking to plant the flag in a land few others have visited still have their Shangri-La in the form of the breakaway republic of Transdniestr, where the Soviet Union still reigns supreme.
As for Moldova’s ‘unhappy’ reputation? Well it’s shed that, too, thank you very much. According to the most recent UN survey on the subject, Moldova is now the world’s 55th happiest country.