For a long time I wanted to make a visit to the neighboring country across the Prut river and now I had the chance to do it. It started out as usual in a discussion after the fourth beer at bar when we got the brilliant idea to go to Chisinau – the capital of Moldavia , and because today we have smart-phones and mobile internet we checked on the spot how to get there by bus and accommodation and on the third morning after we were on the road with one person less who changed his mind at the last minute. From Constanta to Chisinau there are daily bus runs with Wi-Fi and air-condition that leaves Constanta at 21:30 and arrive there at 6:30 and the trip costs 60 RON (18 USD)…. yes, only 60 RON for a trip of 500 km, the same money that we pay for a trip of 225 km on straight highway from Constanta to our capital Bucharest.
All of this is because we are in Romania, where it is “better” and the diesel is more expensive. In Moldova a liter of diesel costs at the present moment 4.3 RON and 4.52 RON regular petrol per liter at Rompetrol gas station, so is basically the same fuel we put in our cars , is not some cheap imported Russians fuel to say they have any better price deal , the difference in price between the two countries is made by our greedy government and state that pushes the price of petrol up through totally unjustified and even ridiculous special taxes (Eco tax , alignment with European prices and other junk), I think I’d rather put this article in the category “Romania – shit country“…Continue reading “Chisinau – Moldavia – Review”