This is going to be a very short post about discovering a new destination in Eastern Europe that, like many others in the area, is underrated and usually is skipped by the majority of the tourists.
I always wanted to visit Provence in France to see its beautiful lavender fields, enjoy the wines during the sunset and feel the French summer vibes. But instead of going to France, I decided to explore Moldova that has beautiful lavender and sunflower fields, amazing local wines, it is surely not touristy and not overpriced.
If you were thinking of going to France for the lavender fields and wines, here’s another amazing destination for you that could be a part of a tour around Eastern Europe that could include Poland, Romania, Ukraine, and Moldova.
My friend Vera and I decided to go on a two-day trip to Moldova to a place called Cobusca Nouă near Anenii Noi that is 35 km away from its capital city Chișinău. Moldova has so much more to explore, but we decided to leave that for the next trip in autumn for the grapes harvesting season.
We went to a local supermarket, bought local Rose Brut champagne, local fruits, cheese, baguettes and chose a spot in the middle of the field for a picnic. Sounds like, France, doesn’t it?
How to go to Lavender fields?
Fly to the capital city of Moldova Chișinău.
- Rent a car in any of the international car renting companies and drive. The roads are okay.
- Take a taxi, it is only 35 kilometers from the city and you can negotiate with the driver to wait for you.
- Take a bus. There are many buses going from the North bus station or even a shuttle bus to Anenii Noi.
When to go?
The best time to visit lavender fields in Cobusca Nouă is the 3rd week of June.
Where to stay?
If you decide to spend a night in Anenii Noi, there is only one hotel in the are, called Korona. Other than that there are many other options in Chișinău.
Where to eat?
Anenii Noi is a small town, so we went to “Bar Maxim” that has good food and they also cool the traditional Mamalyga.
Entrance to the field costs 50 Lei per person.
I will just leave you with the photos that Vera and I took during our trip.
Wearing: Pitusa.co dress
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