|country = of Moldova
|map = <map lat='47' lng='29' zoom='6' view='0' float='right' />
|language = Moldovan
|capital = [[Chişinău]]
|pop = 4,128,047
Hitchhiking is very easy in '''Moldova'''. You'll see many locals hitching rides between towns, who usually pay for it. Nevertheless, most travelers were never asked to pay.
To hitchhike in Moldova is not prohibited or outlawed, so you can freely hitchhike without any restrictions.
In order to hitchhike you must stay on the side of the road and raise your hand (so that the hand should be parallel with the ground), raising the thumb it is not used, although the driver, possibly, will understand what you mean. Don' t hesitate to stop any car you see, just don't create some car accident situation.
== Language controversy ==
Though the official language of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moldovan_language Moldova] is called ''Moldovan'', it is really Romanian, identical to the Romanian spoken in [[Romania]]. Most people
will understand and speak Russian as well .
Visa regulations = = Since 2007 visitors from the US, EU, Norway, Iceland, Canada, Russia, [[ Switzerland]] and [[Japan]] do not require a [http://www.mfa.gov.md/consular-information/ visa].
== Cities ==