A woman who has only one picture posted, is wearing a tight bikini and making an overly suggestive pose are usually clear signals to steer clear.Another clue of a pretender is a woman who has a poorly written profile.
The major religion in Moldova is Orthodox Christian.
The largely unrecognised Transnistria occupies a sliver of the area bordering Ukraine east of the Nistru River. While the legitimacy of the Transnistrian government is not recognised by any UN member, from a traveller's point of view that government has de facto control of the area (separate visas, laws, currency, etc).
This is not a political endorsement of claims by either side in the dispute. The local language is Romanian, but Russian is widely used.
Moldova is a young Eastern European country, landlocked by Romania and Ukraine.
1994 saw a violent conflict that created the Transnistria Republic. The culture is influenced by Slavic, Latin and Russian cultures, displaying some similarities especially with their cuisine. If you’re visiting or relocating to this petite nation, read the information we’ve put together.