• Moldova Holiday ( Guide to natural and cultural attractions, including festivals, tours and vineyards.
  • ( News site with strong coverage of politics and Transdniestr.
  • Fest ( Comprehensive event listings and public transport routes for Chişinău.
  • Lonely Planet ( Destination information, hotel bookings, traveller forum and more.

What to Take

  • A corkscrew
  • Small umbrella or poncho
  • Electrical adapter to fit two-pin round plug (sometimes called the europlug)
  • Valid driving licence if you'll be renting a car (recommended)
  • Good walking shoes – most of the best sights require significant walking
  • Water bottle – save money and the environment by filling up your own

What to Wear

There are no real taboos in everyday dress, so dress as you normally would (within reason, of course). Women are required to wear headscarves in Orthodox Christian monasteries and churches, and they may deny access to men or women wearing tank tops or short shorts/skirts. Clubs are less fussy than elsewhere but it still helps to dress the part, so throw on some nice clothes and a pair of decent shoes.

Pre-departure Checklist

  • Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months past your arrival date
  • Check the airline baggage restrictions
  • Inform your debit-/credit-card company you’re heading away
  • Arrange for appropriate travel insurance