Sunday, June 15, 2008

10-12 June – Moldova

Moldova, one of the poorest and least known countries in Europe. The official statistics tell you that the country has four million inhabitants. But the people we spoke to estimate that up to two million people have emigrated to Western Europe. The people remaining are mainly poor and old. So they have voted for a communist to lead the country. Crazy and logical at the same time. We enjoyed the rural countryside which looks a lot like the province of Moldavia in Romania. More horses than cars. No tractors on the farms. Monasteries and vineyards. Rolling hills and unpaved roads. Beautiful bushcamping in the fields. We have not been to an organised camp ground in three weeks, but life in the wild is so beautiful.

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