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Marisha&Kris are presently located in UK, Manchester and will be back to Moldova in Spring, 2007. Please, book accommodation, travel guide or other services by email or call +44 7704108333


I thank "Uncle Pasha" for the setting up this site and his continued support of this domain. Visit Pasha's sites
Main index: www.unclepasha.com Accommodation
in Moscow:
Horse rides & trips: www.russian-horse-rides.com
Errands & "serious" business services: www.oldmanfriday.com Small towns & villages between Moscow &
St. Petersburg: www.staritsa.info
and others.

Contributions of materials welcomed.
Thank your homestay host by sending me a hint.
Quality materials related to Moldovan travel, work, and living are invited.

    - Marisha

Archive 2006


December, 2006

Visa section : No entry visa is required for citizens of Norway and Iceland (approved by the Parliament at the end of December, 2006)

Visa section : Soon as of January 1, 2007 the citizens of the EU member states, US, Canada, Japan and Switzerland can enter Moldova without visa. You may need to buy medical insurance at the border (5 Euro for a week stay) if your insurance does not cover Moldova.


November, 2006

It has been a while since I last updated this webpage. Some big changes occurred in my life, I became wife to Kris (read some about our wedding and how to marry a Moldovan girl) and mother to a beautiful baby girl Lisa Kristina. I am currently in Manchester with my husband and the little newborn and all support in Moldova is provided by my friends and colleagues. We are back to Moldova by the middle of spring 2007. In the meantime, please, book your accommodation in Chisinau and other services in advance, as I will need 1-2 days to arrange it with my colleagues in Moldova. For contact details please proceed to this Contact page


August, 2006

5 days itinerary of places to see in Moldova. Most famous destinations : Chisinau, Milestii Mici or Cricova wine cellar, Orheiul Vechi settlement, Ivancea museum and park, Soroca town, Bender and Tiraspol towns in Transdniestr, Tipova and Saharna monasteries and the waterfalls.

Linked to Welcome to Belarus - Cheap travel to Belarus: visa support, apartment rental, excursions and more.

July, 2006

New links added to the Links page: Budapest2Beijing via Moldova and http://moldova.lap.hu/.

Katherine guesthouse in Ivancha village (Ivancea), Orhei district is opened for guests now. Located in the heart of Codry forest reservation, surrounded by lakes and orchards, in the canter of Moldova on the way to Orheiul Vechi sightseeing.

Transport connections to Moldova: new information on busses to Odessa

June, 2006

Linked to The Moldovan Connection website a very useful and informative site about Moldova.

Transdniestr page: getting an invitation to enter Transdniestr, links on English websites about Transdniestr added.

Read a story and see some photos of Kris and my trip to Belarus this May at Kris's blog page

Marriage in Moldova page: cost of marriage at the Civilian Registrar's office in Chisinau

6 April, 2006

Finally, the procedure of the registration of the foreign travelers visiting Moldova becomes easier. From now on the registration is made at the border when entering the country and is valid for 90 days. Soon, the citizens of the EU member states, of the US, Canada, Japan and Switzerland will enter Moldova without visas as of April 1, 2007 (according to some sources from January 2007 already).

16 March, 2006

List of basic accommodations in Chisinau and Tiraspol. Added "Homestay at Larisa flat in Chisinau, Buiucani area" and "Lena's flat in Tiraspol downtown"

24 February, 2006

"Dragomirilor" is the day of love in Romania and Moldova and, also, Marisha&Kris's wedding day. We are sorry if we did brake any hearts by bringing our lives together, but we want to assure that the whole project and this website will only benefit and improve further. More pictures of a traditional Moldovan wedding and marriage in Moldova on Kris's blog page.

28 January, 2006

Timetable of trains in/to/from Moldova in English.

page about the types of transport in Moldova. Useful information about trains, buses, airplanes, public transport in Chisinau.

ways to travel to Moldova page. New info on train to/from Lvov or Lviv added





Odds 'n' ends

Transport connections

Moldovan key phrases

Practical information

How to marry a Moldovan

Orphanages in Moldova

CIA facts on Moldova, with my comments

Moldovan thesaurus

***Marisha's guide to Kishinev / Chisinau***


 I recommend

RUSSIA for budget travelers

Russian horse rides

Valuable links related to Moldova

Books/articles about Moldova


Recommended by:

LONELY PLANET guide to Europe on a Shoestring, 2007 edition

LP Romania & Moldova Editor 2006-2007

"Morning Star", March, 06

"Esquire" UK magazine, June, 05


Email @ marisha.v.waters@gmail.com
with a copy to
I check my emails regularly, but will reply first those requiring accommodation / tours and transfers

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