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July 2014

One of the world's least-visited nations.

Despite being firmly in Europe, Moldova receives few visitors. It's cheap, but has no beaches, no stunning landscapes, no grand achitecture, and in, in general, unremarkable. Which is why it should appear to every traveller.

I spent a week in Moldova in July 2014, both in the capital, Chișinău, and in the countryside. Peasantry is common, and poverty, for Europe, is prevalent. Moldova today may be what Western Europe looked like centuries ago. Peple still get their water from wells, move hay with pitchforks, and live in tiny, basic homes. I found the people to be multilingual, inquisitive, and easy-going. Every town, too, seems rife with history. A fascinating country unknown to so much of the world.

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