Minsk, Kiev and Moldova 
From Kiev we took an old soviet style train 14 hours to Chisinau, Moldova. We paid extra for the luxury cabin.
From Kiev we took an old soviet style train 14 hours to Chisinau, Moldova. We paid extra for the luxury cabin.
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No one working on the train spoke English, so we had a lot of fun with miming our way through ordering dinner. We arrived in Chisinau at 5am, but weren't notified until some of the staff noticed that we were still chilling in our cabin. We were unceremoniously shown the door. Luckily there was still a cab waiting out front of the deserted train station.
No one working on the train spoke English, so we had a lot of fun with miming our way through ordering dinner. We arrived in Chisinau at 5am, but weren't notified until some of the staff noticed that we were still chilling in our cabin. We were unceremoniously shown the door. Luckily there was still a cab waiting out front of the deserted train station.
Last comment 07/16/22.
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We crashed at our hotel hotel for a few hours and then booked a tour of the largest wine collection in the world: Milestii Mici.
We crashed at our hotel hotel for a few hours and then booked a tour of the largest wine collection in the world: Milestii Mici.
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They have more than 2 million bottles stored underground in former limestone mines. We had to take our tour by car because the mines are over 120 miles long.
They have more than 2 million bottles stored underground in former limestone mines. We had to take our tour by car because the mines are over 120 miles long.
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Every year one bottle from each grape and vintage is opened and tasted in order for it to be graded and to ensure that they aren't keeping around wine that has gone bad.
Every year one bottle from each grape and vintage is opened and tasted in order for it to be graded and to ensure that they aren't keeping around wine that has gone bad.
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After the tour, our guide took us through this hidden entrance into the tasting room.
After the tour, our guide took us through this hidden entrance into the tasting room.
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In the days of the USSR this room was used for receptions for ranking members of the communist party.
In the days of the USSR this room was used for receptions for ranking members of the communist party.
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Here is a map of the limestone mines that detailed which mines are stored where.
Here is a map of the limestone mines that detailed which mines are stored where.
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We had a lovely lunch complete with wine and live violin music.
We had a lovely lunch complete with wine and live violin music.
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