Landlocked and surrounded by Romania and Ukraine, the ethnic divisions that demonstrate, Moldova has come a long way in a short time and is certainly more advanced than the EU-Romania easier in many ways. The focus of tourism is undoubtedly the country’s wine industry, which produces surprisingly excellent varieties and offer tours of the wineries that will win the strongest of constitutions – try Cricova, near Chisinau. Less famous are the attractions in the vineyards: fields of sunflowers, watermelons, vast, bucolic pasture land and the people incredibly friendly. Attractions more sober are the remote monasteries cut into limestone cliffs and a rural, inhabited by people of welcome.

But it goes further. What could have been a fascinating ethnic mix went horribly wrong in the 1990s. The Turkish Gagauzia and Transnistria Soviet areas bent recognize the opportunity and declared their independence almost at the same time, culminating in a bloody civil war. Today, it maintains a quiet truce with Moldova Gagauzia, while the Transnistrian region seductively strange is about to reopen old wounds.

While still in the fight for the title of Europe’s poorest country, Moldova prices (particularly for housing) are unexpectedly high. Coming from Romania, expect to pay about the same for almost everything.


Gagaúsia capital, 92 kilometers south of Chisinau, is but a dusty town with little of interest, besides being an interesting cultural and provincial rarity. In 1990 ComRes was the scene of fighting between the Nationalists and the Moldovan armed forces Gagauzia, hastened by the calls of local leaders for the Moldovan government to hold a referendum on the issue of sovereignty Gagauzia. The protesters joined local Transnistrian militia, who are always game for a bit of shock.


Few countries have a tourism image for full of clichés, such as Ireland. From shamrocks and leprechauns in Shillelagh, lovable rogues and 40 shades of green, there are plenty of cliches to wade through before the fight on the ground in the real Ireland.

But it is worth looking beyond tourism Community, by the Emerald Isle (sorry, not going back) is one of the jewels of Europe, a large performing arts of lake, mountain, sea and sky, which is still great enough to provide a jaw drop despite the best efforts of developers in the scar some of the most beautiful parts with tight rows of villas. From the loneliness, the wind swept desert peoples Donegal port postcard of County Cork, there are countless opportunities to get outside and explore, either surfing beach breaks of Bundoran, the cycle of the coast County Antrim, or walk through mountains of Kerry and Connemara.

There are also cultural delights, of course, in the land of Joyce and Yeats, U2 and The Undertones. Dublin, Cork and Belfast have world-class restaurants, the party-in pubs and a scene walking on foot live music while you can track jam sessions of traditional Irish music pub in places like Galway, Doolin, and Killarney. And there is a wealth of history to discover, from the numerous medieval castles and the first Christian monasteries to the powerful political murals of Belfast and Derry, and one of the largest concentrations of prehistoric monuments in Europe.

So enjoy the Guinness by all means, but put aside the forest of clubs for something and try to get a view of reality Ireland.



Asia sticks to you. The incense sticks burning of household shrines in Thailand imparting a sweet scent in the air thick. The heavenly aroma of Indian spices is followed by several days.

This is a spiritual place infused with the gods of past and present: the ancient spirits of the land and the family, the deities of Buddhism and Hinduism and the rules of Islam. Architectural wonders and sacred spaces abound in the Great Wall of China and the temples of Angkor lesser known marvels in Myanmar, Nepal and Afghanistan.

From the shores sublime snow-capped mountains, rolling landscapes fed by monsoon rains and frenetic cities weaken the energy, diversity of landscapes in Asia is amazing. What are your highlights of the Malaysian jungle trekking and wildlife in southern India to ride on horseback across the steppes of Mongolia, skiing in the Japan Alps and dodging falling coconuts on remote continents many islands.

Then there’s the food. Test the fire curries of India, ventured with a dish of one side of the road and swallow a bowl of Japanese ramen abundant. With its colors, smells, tastes and personalities, is in Asia is deliciously rewarding.



Renowned Bangalore in November 2006, the Bangalore city is known as a charming obvious. Crazy traffic, pollution and associated infrastructure is crisp booming IT city quickly drive you insane. However, although locals rarely sing praises Bengaluru as a tourist destination, it is an irreparable loss. There are a handful of attractions, the weather is mild, the city’s reputation is well deserved green spaces, and the youthful energy and imagination (not to mention disposable income) of fuel a progressive dinner scene ITocracy , drinking and shopping – one of the best in India, in fact.


Beautiful Burundi has been ravaged by a generation of ethnic conflict, but with the advent of peace, this charming country may at last be able to put his dark past to rest. A small nation some very high mountains and languid lakeside communities, Burundi is among the African giants of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Tanzania. The scenery is breathtaking and the warm welcome, and can return to begin receiving a trickle of passengers the word out that the war is over.

Steam capital, Bujumbura, is centrally located on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, on the outskirts of the city are some of the best beaches in the interior of the continent. Ask the old hands on Burundi, Africa before the war, and is the kind of place watery eyes go on and refer us to the lives of the Lotus-eaters. Unfortunately there has been a lotus food for most Burundians for over a decade of violence.

Many of the attractions inside the country have been off limits for years, but the stunning scenery and the warmth of the Burundian compensated more. Choosing the source of the Nile south, the ancient forest of Kibira National Park or the place where Stanley was reputed to have uttered the eternal words of Dr. Livingstone, I presume? ‘.
Tensions between tribes have ravaged the country since independence in 1962, and there is always a chance things could get going again. It is a young peace, so be sure to do your homework before embarking on an adventure in Burundi.