In the Footsteps of a Legend...
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Written by Patrick Griesser Sunday, 29 November 2009 09:59

Read more...The main street in Moldova's capital Chisinau is called Bulevardul Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfînt. All central attractions like the opera, theatres, pubs and shops are situated on it and at the very end you can find the monument of Ştefan cel Mare, one of many in Moldova. Furthermore you can find his portrait on the Moldovan leu banknote and there are a lot of of High-Schools and Colleges called after him. A good reason to take a closer look on this romantic character who became a national hero...

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Taste Across the Frontiers - Festive Courses
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Written by Anastasia Stratu Wednesday, 16 September 2009 12:16

Read more...Every national tradition provides for special dishes made on holidays only. In Moldova, there are specialties made on special occasions. For Christmas, the food is mainly made of pork. In rustic households the swine, fattened-up during summer and fall, is usually slaughtered three days before the Christmas Eve, and there is even a saying referring to this tradition: "You cannot fatten the swine on Christmas Eve"!

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Taste Across the Frontiers - Main Courses
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Written by Anastasia Stratu Saturday, 05 September 2009 12:09

Read more...The most popular Moldovan main course is of course the mămăliga, which is, despite the exotically-sounding name, nothing else but plain good old corn mush, or polenta, as it is called in the European tradition.

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Taste Across the Frontiers - Soups
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Written by Anastasia Stratu Friday, 17 July 2009 14:16

Read more...Cuisine is an important element of the national identity, just like music, folklore, national costumes, traditions... When we travel to a foreign country, it is not just about sight-seeing and museums - we tend to try as many local foods as we can. I wouldn't say it is the best way to get to know the people, but after all, the main dietarian principle states that we are what we eat. To put it differently, what we eat is what we are.

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Two Girls Rock the City
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Written by Thomas Gassler Sunday, 28 June 2009 10:27

Read more...Moldova's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal scene was at its peak in the 90s. Today, a lot of newcomer bands scream and shout for a rock revival. The two lead singers Lena Cataraga and Olga Buionovskaia are amongst the new courageous and motivated generation of Chisinau's rockers.

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