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    Asconi Winery – Puhoi, Moldova

    Asconi is one of the newest wineries to enter the tourism market in Moldova. Even though this company started production back in 1994, their brand new estate is open to tourists just starting this Summer (2015). It is located about…

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    Etcetera Winery, Moldova – A Quick Visit

    After spending the night at Purcari Winery we decided to make a quick visit to Etcetera Winery, as it is less than 10 minutes away from Purcari. The Luchianov family were very welcoming and glad to see us, even though…

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    Weekend at Purcari Winery, Moldova

    Last weekend me and my wife wanted to get out into the countryside and take a breath of fresh air and enjoy some great wine. As this was the first time we were planning to spend the night with our…

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    Chisinau ZOO – Moldova

    This Saturday me and the family decided to finally go and visit our Chisinau ZOO. Last time I went there it was a very sad sight. Unfortunately after all these years things haven’t changed too much.

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    Easter Break at Orheiul Vechi (Old Orhei) – Moldova

    Old Orhei (Romanian: Orheiul Vechi) is a historical and archaeological complex, located in Trebujeni, at 60 kilometers (37 mi) north-east of Chişinău, on the Răut River. Orheiul Vechi is the most popular and visited tourist attraction/destination in Moldova. I did…

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    Moldova vs Sweden Football Match (UEFA EURO 2016)

    On 27th of March 2015 in Chisinau will take place a football (soccer) match between Moldova (host) and Sweden, a qualifier match in Group G for the EURO 2016 Championship, the finals of which will take place in France. I’m…

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    Sweden’s Football Team Practice in Moldova (2015)

    Photos from today’s (26 March 2015) practice of Sweden’s football team in Chisinau (Zimbru stadium), before their game against Moldova, a EURO 2016 qualifying match. Looks like they are in a great mood before tomorrow’s match, considering that Moldova played…

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    Bird Spotting with Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II

    Some of the more common little birds (like the Siskin or the Great Tit), with their beautiful and detailed plumage, are so difficult to take a photo of. Fortunately the 400mm focal length sheds a new light on everything.

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    Verbania (Lake Maggiore), Italy

    With temperatures of -15C outside, I decided to browse some of the older photos from my travels in 2013. So I decided to share some pleasant memories from Verbania, a small city in Italy, where me and my wife spent just one day at the end of April (2013).

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    Wine Vernissage – “Christmas Passion” with Wines of Legend

    These are photos from the Wine Vernissage – “Christmas Passion” event that took place at Palatul Republicii in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova on 19th of December 2014. A fine event dedicated to Wine of Moldova – A Legend Alive.

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    Wine of Moldova. A Legend Alive. Day 6: Cricova

    The final day of the Rediscover Moldova – Wine of Moldova tour ended today at the Cricova Winery. The wine cellars of Cricova is the second largest wine cellar in Moldova, after Milestii Mici (largest in the world). It boasts…

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    Wine of Moldova. A Legend Alive. Day 4: Et Cetera & Salcuta

    After going to Gitana Winery and F’autor on Day 3, Day 4 took us South again, where more wineries are located. We started out with Et Cetera Winery, whose wines are present in most supermarkets and restaurants in Chisinau, and…

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    Wine of Moldova. A Legend Alive. Day 3: Gitana & F’autor

    Day 3 took us to the South of Moldova, where some of the most famous wineries have their vineyards. First we took a look at the ripening grapes that will soon be used by Gitana Winery for the current year’s…

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