Written by Thomas Gassler Tuesday, 20 October 2009 14:36Gagauzians have their own government, their own administration, their own university and with Gagauzian their own language. The highest political representative is called Başkan and sits in the capital Comrat. Moldovarious.com visited Başkan Dr. Mihail Formuzal during his public office hours and got to know more about their history, their ambitions in tourism and his opinion about the EU.
Written by Thomas Gassler Thursday, 08 October 2009 16:09Hardly any positive news hit the headlines from the officially unrecognised Pridnestrovje. That's why the state owned Radio PMR works hard for a positive international image. Five times a week the news speaker Andrey Smolensky welcomes his German, Austrian and Swiss listeners with the words, "Hallo hier spricht Radio PMR - Hello, this is Radio PMR!"
Written by Anastasia Stratu Wednesday, 16 September 2009 12:16
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"!
Written by Anastasia Stratu Saturday, 05 September 2009 12:09
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.
Written by Anastasia Stratu Friday, 17 July 2009 14:16Cuisine 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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