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Please, note that my hubby Kris, our two doughters and I are currently living in the UK. We usually visit Moldova in summer when kids have summer holidays, but are located most of the year in Manchester.
You will be looked after by my family and friends while in Moldova.
Enjoy Moldova and its people!!!

Marisha & Friends in Moldova

LONELY PLANET RECOMENDED: Marisha and her services are recomended by LP guide to Europe on a Shoestring, LP guide to Eastern Europe, LP guide to Romania&Moldova

News, announcements, changes, updates

August, 2017

Private flat in Tiraspol available to rent from a local host Vladislav. 30 USD per day plus booking fee
Entry requirements for Transdniestr/Pridnestrovie has been simplified. There is no need to register at OVIR in Tiraspol or other authorities any longer when you are visiting TD for short or long term. Registration takes place at all major entry points into the country (Bender / Tighina being one of them) and is free. You will be asked for the address of your residence in TD and lengh of stay and you will receive a registration slip that should be kept for the whole lengh of your stay and presented to the border guards when you leave at the end of your stay. Multiple exit and entry is allowed on the same registration slip.
Visa and entry requirements page has been updated

January, 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017! Wishing you all joy and cheer in the coming year and piece on earth!
There's been a change in the times of Odessa to Chisinau train. The train runs on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays untill the end of February when the timetable might change again. See the full timetable of this train here
The details of transport connection from Romania to Moldova has been updated on my page

September, 2016

Read a travel article about Moldova and Transdniestr in Lythuanian by Vytautas Bukauskas one of our guests in Chisinau

April, 2016

Easter is an important celebration for majority of Moldovans in Chisinau and all over the country. This year the Easter falls on Sunday the 1st of May. Easter service usually starts late in the evening on Saturday going through the night and finishing with the blessing of the food and easter buns early in the morning on Sunday.

January, 2016

New timetable of trains and buses from Romanian to Moldova is available here. The Bucharest - Chisinau train is back on its regular daily schedule now and there is a new direct train connecting Chisinau and Iasi.

March, 2015

The timetable of the train from/to Bucharest has changed and is not running daily any longer. It departs from Bucharest on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from Chisinau on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. More details here

June, 2014

"Green Run Moldova" sporting event is taking place on 7-8 of June along the picturesc valleys of Dniestr river near Rezina. The event comprises a 5 / 10 / 20 km run and 3 / 30 / 60 km cycling race and caters for different ages and abilities. There will also be some cultural performances on the weekend of the event. For more details and to register visit the event's facebook page

May, 2014

Hot air baloon International Festival in IvanceaAnyone visiting Orheiul Vechi this weekend May 23 - May 25 look up for the colorful hot air ballons floating in the air near the Ivancea village. All are part of the IIIrd International Festival of Hot Air Balloons taking place at the Moldtelecom center at the entrance of Ivancea. For details visit the event's facebook page.

Cecilia, one of our customers has got a travel blog where she writes about her travel trips to Moldova she made in autumn 2013 and spring 2014. Great photos of Chisinau, May Day parade in Tiraspol and rural countryside in Moldova.

March, 2014

Good news for Australians and New Zealanders who intend to visit Moldova. Visa has been waved for these countries, as well as for citizens of Chile, Singapore, Bahamas, Barbados, Korea, Ecuador, Malaysia, San Marino, Seychelles. Hope to see more tourists this year in Moldova!

Just found this article by Lonely Planet where they reccomend top 10 Eastern European destinations for their travellers. Pleased to see at number 4 destination is Orheiul Vechi site and monastery in Moldova. Read more on

February, 2014

One of our guests, Andreas Salewski, has completed and published his travelbook about Moldova in German. It is the first travelbook about Moldova in German language. The book's website and some tourist information about Moldova in german can be found on

September, 2013

Moldovan International Wine Festival will be taking place between 5 and 6 of October this year. Most of the events will be taking in the Main Square of Chisinau Piata Marii Adunari Nationale. It's a very vibrant festival with colourful exibits from the local wine producers with wine tasting. Local musicians and pop and folk bands will be performing on the main stage. For news and updates of the festival program check out their Facebook page

June, 2013

Visa page updated with the change of address for registration in Chisinau. It's now done at No. 42 Puskina, in the Centre. Its quick and easy, 10 minutes, very friendly ladies working there. Telephone (+37322) 50 41 20

May, 2013

holydaysOrthodox Easter holyday is on its way and people will be celebrating in the first week of May. Also, 9 May Victory parade in Tiraspol, so head east for a spectacular performance if in area during this period. Happy Easter and Happy Victory day.

February, 2013

update10 Euro beds and 15 Euro private rooms available in our Negruzzi apartment in Chisinau. Please, book yours and support my retired parents in Chisinau who are the hosts of the flat.


Odds 'n' ends

Transport connections

Visa information

Moldovan keн phrases

How to marry a Moldovan

Orphanages in Moldova

Restaurants in Chisinau

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


Accommodation in Odessa

Accommodation in Gagauzia

I recommend

Valuable links related to Moldova

Books/articles about Moldova

Uncle Pasha's services in Russia

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

Guests' comments:

Gemma, October 2017, Chisinau accommodation, tour of Tiraspol
HI, I just want to thank you for our grand trip to Chisinau. We had a good time in the city. The map you had available were great -do ask your mother to let other people know where they are kept - my sister found them. The trip to Tiraspol went well too no hitches - seemingly it has become much simpler to visit there now. We also visited a vineyard in Cojusna and that was lovely and not too difficult to find. A minibus from the main bus station took us up to Universitade ! spelling!!! and from there we caught the bus for the vineyard. A suggestion -could a notice be in the bathroom for the times that the water may be hot. Also suggestions about eating places near by. All the best for the future. Gemma

Arje, September 2017, tranfer from Zatoka/Odessa to Chisinau, tour of Milestii Mici winery and Orheiul Vechi
Hello, Marisha! Thanks for helping out in making our summer trip of 2017 an unforgettable one! Everything went smoothly...Thanks again!

Steve, February 2017, Chisinau accommodation, airport transfers
Hi Marisha, We are having a nice time in Chisinau. The apartment is very nice and your mum was lovely! Steve

Aaron, October 2016, Bucharest Chisinau transfer
Hi Marisha, Thanks a million for everything. The bus arrived on time both mornings and the driver for the best part was in great form considering he had 7 crazy Irish lads to deal with. Really appreciate all your help. The drive was slightly longer than I had anticipated, more 9 hours than the 6.5 google maps had suggested. Sure we sang songs, drank and made the most of it.I hope your driver has some kind words to say about us also. I hope the driver enjoyed his tip and I will definitely be recommending you for the future. Thanks, Aaron

Jonathan, August 2016, Stay in Chisinau, guided tour of Tiraspol
Dear Marisha! I'm happily in the apartment now and I had a good time today with Boris and our young guide :) It was great fun seeing Bender, especially since I'm interested in Swedish history! Best regards, Jonathan

Vytautas and friends, July 2016, accommodation in Chisinau, transfers and tours
Dear Marisha, Thanks for the help in organizing our trip to Moldova. Everything was great !!! Regards to all: Ruslan, Boris, your mother and you for the excellent work. Best regards, Vytas

July 2016, Adam, transfer from Chisinau to Miercurea Ciuc
Dear Marisha, everything went right, thank you for your help :)

May 2016, Rosie, trip planning assistance
Hi Marisha, I just wanted to say thank you so much for your help finding accommodation. Vila Roz looks lovely and we're very excited to stay there.

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