If you’re interested in visiting Chișinău..

e8cc59d80d2ef0dcb4ea56471cb078a3-1024x549_Fotor_CollageChișinău the capital of Republic of Moldova

If you are looking for a city by the beach with nice architecture, good transportation or great /California Type/ weather.. Chișinău is not that place. This city’s greatest attraction is the people. Moldovans are known for being very polite, friendly, humble, amiable, hospitable and good-natured people. At the same time, moldovans are sorrowful but strong individuals.  They are sorrowful because of the poverty in this country and they are strong because, somehow, they manage to build a good life for themselves in those conditions. Often a member of a family leaves Moldova to work abroad in order to provide for the rest of the relatives.  In Moldova the Romanian and Russian languages are spoken. Some can speak English, Spanish or French.  The city of Chișinău is home to 492,894 residents.

Other things you will enjoy in this city are the beverages and the food. Chişinău is a good place for  food lovers. There are plenty and close by places to eat. Traditional moldovan cuisine is served in most restaurants. The fertile black soil of Moldova permits the growth of a wide range of foods, all of which have found their uses in the national cuisine. Also you could buy products from farmers from all over the country  that are gathering everyday at the central market. (open-air market Piaţa Centrală)

One particular moldovan  dish is marinated watermelon that ends up tasting salty and sweet.
The country produces large quantities of classic white and pink sparkling wines, as well as red sparkling wines. The most famous sparkling wines are those made in the Cricova winery (15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of Chişinău). Famous Cricova wine cellars is the second largest wine cellar in Moldova, after Milestii Mici (largest in the world). The Milestii Mici cellars, situated 10 km away from the capital Chisinau, are visited by tens of thousands of tourists annually, representing Moldova’s signature.

Moldova National Wine Day and Wine Festival take place every year in the first weekend of October, in Chișinău. The events celebrate the autumn harvest and recognizes the country’s long history of winemaking, which dates back some 500 years.
The city has different possibilities when it comes to accommodation. You can choose between an old hotel or a newish hotel or rent an apartment.

Many restaurants and almost all the hotels in the city accept credit cards. There are hundreds of ATMs throughout the city where you can use your bank cards.

There are five sectors in Chișinău. Centru is the nicest and the other 4 sectors don’t differ much from each other. Administrative sectors of Chișinău: 1-Centru, 2-Buiucani, 3-Rîșcani, 4-Botanica, 5-Ciocana.

Crime is relatively low although usual precautions apply.
Chișinău is the most economically prosperous locality in Moldova and its largest transportation hub. Transportation is cheap but the city traffic becomes more and more congested each year pass.  Chișinău International Airport offers connections to major destinations, within Europe and Asia.

The leu  is the currency of Moldova.   So, 1 dollar converted in lei would be approximately 19 MDL and for 1 euro you get approximately 20 MDL, depending on  current MDL exchange rates.

Many modern-style buildings have been built in the city since 1991. However, the old Soviet-style clusters of living blocks are still an extensive feature of the cityscape.

Canadian Adventurer, Mike Spencer Bown,  has travelled for 23 years in about 195 countries said about the city: “Chișinău   is a fun city for walking in the summertime, with lovely chestnut trees  and interesting parks. It’s a small quite city good  for relaxation.”

Chisinau is considered one of the greenest cities in europe. Chestnut, maples, limes and others are planted along streets and boulevards of Chisinau and in the parks.

Ștefan cel Mare Central Park The park contains 50 species of trees, some of which are quite old, the mulberries and acacias being between 130 and 180 years. A special place in this park is dedicated to the most famous historians, poets and writers of the Moldovan called the “Alley of Classics”.

Central Cathedral Park is located  in the heart of the city. Here you can admire a few historical monuments such as the Arch of Triumph, Belfry and the cathedral itself. Throughout the year various cultural events, concerts, exhibitions and festivals are organized around this park.

Valley Mills Park  is attractive by picturesque lake and waterfall. Visitors come to have long relaxing walks, running around the lake, photography and even fishing. During summer it is possible to rent boats to sail over the lake. Swimming is banned.

Moldova’s traditional folk culture is very rich, especially the music, and it’s loved by moldovans.

National Palace (PALATUL NAȚIONAL „NICOLAE SULAC”) is a concert hall in Chișinău where  many cultural and artistic events take place.

In Chișinău there are several museums. The three national museums are The National Museum of Ethnography & Natural History, the National Museum of Arts and the National Museum of Archaeology & History.

The climate in  Chișinău is characterized by hot dry summers and windy cold winters. The best times to visit Chișinău is spring and summer.

On March the 1st moldovans  celebrate Mărțișor  and the city gets a very festive vibe. A red and white string with hanging tassel customarily is  given on the 1st day of March In order to celebrate the first day of spring.9c972f5be13e5bdb7227abb627df7c82_XL

Another interesting  tradition takes places in winter, on Christmas days. (there are 2 dates Christmas is celebrated: those  of  russian descent celebrate on  January 7 and the rest of moldovans on December 25)

Colindă  is  folk ritual performed around Christmas time. The youth, gathered  in groups,   practice singing in unison. The groups would go to different houses and begin singing songs that  are inspired by the Holy Scripture. The families would  invite them into the house, and give them different small gifts such as nuts, dried fruits and candy.

If you decide to visit in winter be aware that  the streets can be slippy and  not cleared of snow/ice as much as you might expect elsewhere.

There are a number of shops and shopping centres in Chişinău.

Chişinău Souvenir Bazaar – The city’s main artisan market. One can find hand made crafts, paintings and relics from the Soviet days. Negotiating prices is acceptable. Located on Stefan cel Mare boulevard adjacent to the Mihail Eminescu National Theatre at Stefan cel Mare 152.

Consider buying a special cognac selection of about 30 small bottles, with different sorts of cognac. It can make a nice gift.

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Please.. Think before you buy.

Could you please avoid products from corporations that test on animals..
L’Oréal Professionnel
MAC Cosmetics
Maybelline New York
Neutrogena
CHANEL
Clinique
Avon and the rest.
http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/companies-that-test-on-animals/

Products from these corporations can be replaced.
We can live and be beautiful without products from these brands.

Please support these cruelty-free companies:
Victoria’s Secret
Burt’s Bees, Bath & Body Works
e.l.f. Cosmetics, Anastasia Beverly Hills
Lush Cosmetics,  Rodan + Fields Dermatology
It Cosmetics and more…
http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/list-of-cruelty-free-brands/

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Look for these symbols on products!!!

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Tulips = Roses

E! Online  = No! Accuracy

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Sawdust Art Festival (Laguna Beach) – August 2014

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“Fuck” is not really a curse word.. It is a blessing saying

Expressions like: “Go to hell”, “Damn”, Hell yeah!” or “God Damn It” are not censored. I believe that these profane expressions represent curse words.

Cursing is “an appeal or prayer for evil or misfortune to befall someone or something“.

The word that gets bleeped -“Fuck”

“Fuck you!” is not an expression of a wish that misfortune or evil befall a person, although, of course, it is not a saying for children to hear.

Cursing refers to a wish that harm or hurt. “Fucking” means pleasure and reproducing. Sex is a physiological need along with breathing, food or water.image

When you say “Fuck you” to someone it is like saying ..go get what you need and want. Cursing is considered to have some causative force in the result, so better not pronounce “Damn”, Hell yeah!” or “God Damn It”.

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Speaking of emotionalism and global warming…use of ‘Extreme weather’ as an emotional motivator is up nearly 1000 percent

Watts Up With That?

Our previous story showcased a study that linked emotionalism and global warming activism. And so it goes with Network News, using the “if it bleeds it leads” strategy to make people afraid of the weather.

Network Coverage Of ‘Extreme Weather’ Up Nearly 1,000 Percent

Sean Long, Media Research Centerscreen-shot-2010-10-23-at-3-06-20-pm[1]Ten years ago ABC, CBS and NBC barely used the phrase, now they go to extremes despite scientific disagreement.

A “bizarre cold snap” is hitting the U.S. and the media have already begun to draw comparisons to the polar vortex. It is only a matter of time before the networks resume panic over “extreme weather.”

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Mobias Bancă prietenul tuturor studenţilor

Aflându-mă pe teritoriul Univerităţii de Stat aproape în fiecare zi mi se oferă buclete cu informaţii care promovează anumite servicii sau produse.
Într-o zi am colectat vreo 5 buclete, dar unul mi-a atras atenţia, Mobias Bancă- credite pentru studenţi, eu fiind interesată în a obţine un credit am mers la bancă pentru a mă informa mai bine.
Broşura Mobias Bancă mai conţinea şi un cupon de participare la tragerea la sorţi, o tombolă care îmi oferea posibilitatea să câştig premii băneşti. Am hotărât să-l completez pentru că indiferent dacă voi folosi sau nu serviciile acestei bănci, am şanse de a câştiga, deoarece participarea la concurs nu este condiţionată de achiziţionarea unui produs sau serviciu din oferta Mobias Bancă. Am scris pe acel cupon datele personale şi am răspuns la trei întrebări legate de creditele pentru studenţi de la această bancă. Ajunsă la sediul central al băncii am pus cuponul în urna special amenajată pentru tombolă şi am întreţinut un dialog cu managerul de producţie al bancii, Sergiu Statii, care amabil m-a primit la el în birou.
Mai întâi l-am întrebat despre tombola care m-a intrigat. De la dumnealui aflasem că această campaniee promoţională a fost iniţiată cu ocazia celei de a 65-a aniversare a Universităţii de Stat şi că la finele lunii decembrie se vor desemna câştigătorii a trei premii a câte o mie de lei.
Apoi l-am rugat pe demnul statii să îmi vorbească despre afertele de credit ce sunt oferite de Mobias Bancă. Îi spun că aş dori să obţin un credit Work and Travel, dar sunt interesată şi de creditul Study.
Din broşură aflasem că suma maximă oferită de către bancă la ambele credite este de 30.000 de lei, trebuie să am o vârstă cuprinsă între 18 şi 35 de ani. La fel am aflat ce acte trebuie să prezint.
Iar domnul Statii ma informat că la creditele pentru studenţi rata dobânzii este de 17%, cu trei procente mai mică decât la creditele ordinare şi că creditul se formează pe numele studentului, dar cu garanţia suplimentară a uniua dintre părinţi.
Studenţii au posibilitatea să ramburseze creditul în trei tranşe şi să beneficieze de o perioadă de graţie de 36 luni.
Încercând să mă convingă să iau un credit domnul Statii îmi mai spunea că
Majoritatea produselor financiare de pe piaţa autohtonă sunt fie inaccesibile studenţilor, fie prea complicate în ceea ce priveşte obţinerea şi utilizarea lor. Mobiasbancă şi-a stabilit ca obiectiv şi a reuşit să creeze un pachet de produse mai accesibile şi mai flexibile pentru studenţi care mereu au nevoie de bani.

“Oferta noastră este menită să simplifice viaţa şi să redea adevărata aventură a vieţii de student. Mobias Bancă este alături în toţi anii de studenţie, noi ajutăm studenţii să fie independenţi financiar” spune reprezentantul băncii domnul Statii.

Îi mulţumesc domnului pentru informaţii şi mă cobor în holul băncii, mă apropii de o domişoară, care îmi pare a fi studentă. Încep a vorbi cu ea, aflu că o cheamă Irina Cojocaru şi este studentă la Facultatea de Drept anul doi.

Din convorbirea cu ea am aflat că ea doreşte să obţină un credit pentru aşi achita taxa de studii. “Eu am beneficiat de un crdeit Mobias Bancă anul trecut, mi-a fost atre de folos şi am fost capabilă sa-l rambursez. Anul acesta iar vreau să utilizez creditul Study de la Mobias Bancă.” îmi spune ea.

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