Minsk, Kiev and Moldova 
The next day Colin and I took a tour of Orheiul Vechi monastery. Bella was our guide.
The next day Colin and I took a tour of Orheiul Vechi monastery. Bella was our guide.
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Our first stop was at a nice little cafe where we had coffee and chatted a bit. They also showed us their wine cellar (most houses in Moldova have this) where they make their own wine and pickle their vegetables.
Our first stop was at a nice little cafe where we had coffee and chatted a bit. They also showed us their wine cellar (most houses in Moldova have this) where they make their own wine and pickle their vegetables.
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The final trek up to the monastery had to be done on foot.
The final trek up to the monastery had to be done on foot.
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Legend says that if you walk around this cross three times and then make a prayer, God will hear and answer you.
Legend says that if you walk around this cross three times and then make a prayer, God will hear and answer you.
Last comment 04/19/22.
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These caves are underneath the monastery in the cliff wall. Monks come here and spend hours with no food or water, just praying and meditating.
These caves are underneath the monastery in the cliff wall. Monks come here and spend hours with no food or water, just praying and meditating.
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The monastery sits on the edge of a cliff with an incredible panoramic.
The monastery sits on the edge of a cliff with an incredible panoramic.
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After our tour we were treated to a traditional Moldovan meal wearing traditional dress.
After our tour we were treated to a traditional Moldovan meal wearing traditional dress.
Last comment 08/12/20.
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We had four or five different dishes to share and try.
We had four or five different dishes to share and try.
Last comment 07/16/22.
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Everything was delicious!
Everything was delicious!
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