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Chişinău City Guide

Chisinau Apartment block

Chisinau in a word: Deceptive.
C.O.H: 3 / 5
Q.O.G: 4 / 5
S.T.L: 2 / 5  (just bribe em!)
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Costs €$£

Beer:Around  €0.80
Bed: €12 for a private room
Bud: €20 per matchbox
Board: €2.50 for a pizza!
Budget other: If you’re going to Tiraspol,
prepare to shell out some bribe money.
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Chisinau may not be very pretty but the women sure are. Most people who come here say it’s depressing, grey and no fun. But with a few tips, you won’t be one of those people (and I was there in winter).

Moldovan Export

The Girls

OK, so Chisinau has little to offer traditional tourists, but if you like red wine and good conversation with smart & beautiful women, you will love this small ex-soviet city. They are hot! Moldovan girls can range from sexy blonde Slavs  to softer Romanian Brunettes. Moldova is the poorest country in Europe, therefore many of the women get highly educated so they have to ability to emigrate. They are sophisticated and open minded and are more than happy to go for a drink with a western guy. The amount of English speakers is better here than a lot of Eastern Europe. They will expect the guy to pay for drinks, but Moldova makes great wine and it’s cheap. What more could you want? Some prep work helps, Moldovan girls are a lot more receptive to arranging a meet up via the internet when compared to girls in the Balkans or Baltics.

Nightlife Recommendations

Be careful or you could get SCREWED with the bill. Some places are seriously expensive. I found a great little place PERFECT for a romantic evening.

Zone Romantica

Near the main square with a quiet and relaxing vibe. I used to take dates here and they loved it. A bottle of red wine and a cheeseboard was less than $10. Most Moldovan girls drink wine.


Soho is the biggest club, but I preferred Star track.

Getting High

You need to talk with the hostel owners or some of the local students. I was lucky because one of my date smoked. She told me it’s hard to get but some people grow it in the countryside. The police won’t even recognise the smell, but if they do catch you a €20 bribe does the trick. Corruption is rife. It’s around €20 a matchbox. 🙂

My Chisinau Experience

I got arrested twice in one day on a trip to Tirsapol in the self procliamed Republic of Transnistria (the same place Style and Mystery had trouble). Once was for ‘impersonation of a police officer’ for wearing camo combats. I had to pay €20 to get out. 30 minutes before that, I was done for having a picture of a naked Moldovan girl on my camera! (they check camera at the border) It was another €20, but it would have been twice that if I didn’t speak some Russian.  Apart from that I loved Moldova.  I was in Chisinau 3 nights and arranged a date every day with 3 different girls (via social networking sites). One of them had only a few teeth (didn’t show that in her profile!) but the other two were sexy,  smart and I made out with both of them. I even took one home on the second meet up! This is great place to date high quality women.

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19 Responses to Chişinău City Guide

  1. florrubens May 5, 2010 at 12:39 pm #

    The typical apartment block from the picture is not quite a typical block :))

    • Joe July 7, 2015 at 7:39 pm #

      Don’t let girls order fruit or chocolate or anything!!! It is big scam. They smile and chat and then ask for chocolate…and the chocolate is $100!!! And the drinks they order are the most expensive because they are ALL working. And then the russian bouncer walks you to the bank machine. Everyone here just wants your money…maybe was different few years ago. They all look great because its their job to look good. Scam on top of scam here.

      • Sick_Boy October 30, 2015 at 4:29 am #

        Hello Joe

        Your message has worried me a bit.
        I am going to apply for a grant in some university of East Europe. I was thinking in Chisinau, and girls is an important element for my choice.

        Is it so horrible as you say?
        Don´t you think Chisinau is worth for living and meeting nice girls?

        Thank you in advance! 🙂

      • JailBreak January 3, 2016 at 5:49 pm #

        Well, there’s the answer to your problem right there: Don’t go to expensive discos 😀

        Women can be found elsewhere…and everywhere! (speaking from experience)

        • Sick_Boy January 11, 2016 at 6:13 pm #

          Thank you very much for your answer, JailBreak! 🙂

  2. casino December 11, 2011 at 11:17 pm #

    Can you give the website where u found the girls?

  3. Hagbart March 15, 2012 at 11:09 pm #

    Wow, it sounds great. I just know Girls from Latvia and they was amazing.

  4. Lika May 11, 2013 at 9:02 am #

    Star Track nightclub is definitely closed. Military club too. It’s a pity because they were the two best clubs, I heard.

    Mark, do you have the address or some details about the Zone Romantica restaurant cause I can’t find it anywhere. Is it on Stefan Cel Mare, close to central market?

    The best clubs right now seem to be Drive, Fashion and City club (the latter a bit snobbish I heard).

    Yesterday (Friday night), I went to Drive and Fashion at 1 am and they were both closed (It might have to do with Orthodox Easter here)

    I also went to 2 places where you are supposed to find semi pros and non-pros:

    Leogrand hotel bar (I saw no girls there at 11pm)

    Deja vu club. Little basement bar with alpha cocktail barmen. there were a few average girls from midnight to 1am. They all seat at the bar and expect a guy to seat right next to them. You can’t even naturally walk around and talk to girls because nobody does it. Very fucking boring.

    I love the town by day though. Right now in May, it’s 28° Celsius and very nice. Like a little Bucharest with uglier buildings but more relaxed and less stressed people. People speak much less English than in Romania though. The top girls I opened only spoke Russian and Romanian unfortunately.

  5. Rich May 19, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    What websites are you using to meet girls in Eastern Europe?

    • Naughty Nomad May 20, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

      You should join the forum and ask there.

  6. Sam August 4, 2013 at 6:46 pm #

    Hey Mark;
    You always mention about arranging/meeting locals via social networking sites? what are they?

  7. guy January 30, 2017 at 4:13 am #

    probably wont make the mistake of wearing camo shorts agian :p

  8. Shawn September 23, 2010 at 7:15 pm #

    I’m in Chisinau now. Not a bad place at all. Cafes, bars, clubs, pretty girls. I was just curious to know which social networking site you used to meet girls. international ones like FB or local ones. Thanks.

  9. naughtynomad September 24, 2010 at 9:14 am # 😉 check it out..


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