Easter in Gagauzia

Author: Anna Celac “Quicklime, quicklime ...!” - about once a month, residents of Gagauz villages hear these words from loudspeakers, which are used by the quicklime sellers for their advertising, driving through the streets in large trucks.  For those who want to buy quicklime it is enough just to go outside and the truck will … Продолжить чтение Easter in Gagauzia

Getting yourself to Gagauzia — featuring the infamous ‘marshrutka’

If you're planning a trip to Gagauzia, there's a very good chance that you'll be arriving here from Chisinau - the capital of Moldova. After all, it is the home of Moldova's sole international airport and a logical first stopover for foreign visitors. But once you've had your fill of the capital's leafy boulevards and … Продолжить чтение Getting yourself to Gagauzia — featuring the infamous ‘marshrutka’

Do you like good food and wine?

If the answer is yes, you should consider a trip to Gagauzia - in particular, a lovely family-owned vineyard and restaurant in the very south of the region Author: Helle Willumsen and Mihail Shalvir Gagauzians are proud of their gastronomic heritage, which is – at least with regards to names of dishes – similar to … Продолжить чтение Do you like good food and wine?

Some sketches for ethno-tourists: the Gagauz woman (then and now)

Author: Svetlana Ghenova ATU Gagauzia occupies a special place in the historical and cultural heritage of the Republic of Moldova. For a number of centuries, the people living here have contributed a unique flavour to our land. I am certain that for tourists with an interest in ethnic tourism, Gagauzia will be an attraction due … Продолжить чтение Some sketches for ethno-tourists: the Gagauz woman (then and now)

Springtime in Gagauzia

"Flower month" That's what they call April in the Gagauz language. Today my colleague took me through each month of the year, explaining how literal the names ascribed to them sometimes are in the national tongue of this region. This month's name is very appropriate, seeing as spring seems to have literally sprung here overnight. … Продолжить чтение Springtime in Gagauzia