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Stories and thoughts about my time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova

20 Facts About Moldova

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Some fun facts about Moldova 🙂

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  1. Moldova is placed the 12th among the top world wine exporters.
  2. Vine growing and wine making in Moldova counts for almost 5,000 years.
  3. The largest underground wine cellar in the world, Cricova, is “hidden” in this country.
  4. The Milestii Mici’s wine collection of 1.5 million bottles has been included in the Guinness World Records at the category The Largest Quality Wine Collection in the World.
  5. Strong Drinks Museum, in Tirnauca village, is the largest building in the world in the shape of a bottle (28m).
  6. There are 30 monasteries (some of them dating back to 15th century) and wood churches.
  7. The second official language of Gagauzia, situated in the south of Moldova, is a dying out language, with only 200000 speakers.
  8. Russia still has 2,500 troops and 22,000 tons of ammunition in Transnistria.
  9. The Cave “Emil Racovita”, in Criva, is the 8th greatest…

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Author: Mary O

Hi, I'm Mary. I am orignally from Spokane Wash., where I lived for 20 years of my life. I went to school in Bellingham Wash, at Western Washington University and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. In June 2011, I moved to Moldova for the Peace Corps. In the Peace Corps, I am an Agribusiness and Rural Development Volunteer, and live in a town called Riscani, which is about 3 hours northwest of the capital city. I love Moldova, but there are somedays where I really miss all my friends and family in the States! Email me if you have more questions!

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