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{{infobox Country|country = of Moldova|map = <map lat='47' lng='29' zoom='6' view='0' float='right' />|language = Moldovan, Russian, Ukrainian, Gagauz|capital = [[Chişinău]]|pop = 4,128,047|currency = Moldovan leu (MDL)|hitch = <rating country='md' />}}Hitchhiking is quite popular very easy in '''Moldova'''. You'll see many locals hitching rides between towns, although who usually you have to pay for it. Nevertheless, a price equal most travelers were never asked to the price of the trip in same directionpay.
But if you are foreign there To hitchhike in Moldova is a possibility to not pay for prohibited or outlawed, so you can freely hitchhike everywhere without any restrictions. Even within the trip, capital [[Chişinău]] it just depends with every driver you go's possible to hitch rides.
== About hitchhiking in Moldova: ==In Moldova to hitchhike it is not prohibited or outlawed, so you can freely hitchhike without any restrictions. In order to hitchhike you must stay ''Hitchhiking'' while standing on the side of the road and raise raising your hand (so that the hand should be paralel is parallel with the ground)is used as the sign for locals hitching rides, mostly just some kilometres to the next village. Most drivers understand raising the big thumb as ''autostop'' and barely ever ask for money, if you're a foreign traveler it could be more common that drivers will buy you food or drinks.[[File:Copy of 5804049 l 184757140eda47f21f46f15435cbcba8.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Hitchhiker somewhere in Chişinău, August 2009]]== Language controversy ==Though the official language of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moldovan_language Moldova] is called ''Moldovan'', it is not usedreally Romanian, although identical to the Romanian spoken in [[Romania]]. Romanian language origins can be traced from the driverLatin language, possiblyso if you get to know any romanic language like French, will Italian or Spanish you can communicate with people at a basic level. Also the majority of people understand that and speak Russian as well - for some it's their only language. == Border Crossing ==Travelers from the [[United States of America|US]], [[European Union|EU]], [[Norway]], [[Iceland]], [[Canada]], [[Russia]], [[Switzerland]] and [[Japan]] do not require [http://www.mfa.gov.md/consular-information/ visa] for entering Moldova. They are allowed to stay up to 90 days without visa and registration.  While entering '''Moldova''', you could face some problems when you meanentered from Ukraine via the autonomous [[Transnistria]] region. Dont hesitate to stop any car The Transnistrian border is not controlled by Moldovan authorities, which means you won't automatically get an entry stamp when entering Moldova here. This can cause a lot of problems when leaving Moldova via other border checkpoint than Transnistrian. For more information see, just dont create the Transnistria page. At least on some car accident situationborder crossings (like [[Pervomaisk-Kuchurhan border crossing]]) it's possible to ask for a Moldovan entry stamp.
== Language controversy = From/Into [[Ukraine]] ===Though the official language of Moldova is called * '''South-East'Moldovan'': If you are traveling e.g. from [[Odessa|Odesa]] into [[Moldova]], it best option is really Romanianto take the Ukrainian M-15 motorway south-west and cross borders at the [[Palanca-Maiaky border crossing]]. From the border, identical you could already try to get rides directly to [[Chişinău]] or further. Walking over the Romanian spoken border checkpoint is no problem, just keep in Romaniamind that you have to walk 3 km from the Ukrainian to the Moldovan side, so best is to hitch a ride just after the first checkpoint towards the next. Another option is the [http[Pervomaisk-Kuchurhan border crossing]]. This is a route used by many locals. It's also possible to cross on foot.* '''North-West'''://enWhen traveling from '''Moldova''' towards [[Ivano-Frankivsk]] or [[Lviv]], you have two border crossings to choose. The best option could be to hitchhike via [[Edineț]], [[Briceni]] towards [[Lipcani]] to take the [[Criva-Mamalyha border crossing]] and go on via [[Chernivtsi|Chernovtsy]].wikipediaWalking over by foot is no problem there, but you might have to wait for a lift some time.org === From/wiki/Moldovan_languageInto [[Romania]]===Most people will understand and speak Russian as well* [[Galaţi-Giugiuleşti border crossing‎]] is the southernmost border-crossing, located in the Danube Delta. It is only three kilometers from the nearest crossing into Ukraine.
== Visa regualtions ==Since 2007 visitors from the US, EU, Norway, Iceland, Canada, * [[SwitzerlandLeușeni-Albița border crossing]] is one of the most used to enter into/exit Moldova. Is located in the center of Moldova, and it is located close to [[JapanChișinău]] do not require . You can't walk across this border crossing, but the border guards will usually help you to find a visa [http://www.mfa.gov.md/consular-information/]lift.
== Cities ==
* [[Bălţi]]
* [[Chişinău]]
* [[Tiraspol]]
* [[Cahul]]
* [[Comrat]]
* [[Ungheni]]
* [[Tighina]]
* [[Orhei]]
* [[Soroca]]
* [[Rezina]]
 
== Autonomous regions ==
* [[Găgăuzia]]
* [[Transnistria]]
 
 
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