Villa Arus

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Str Ciuflea 38, Chisinau, MD-2001, Moldova
Villa Arus
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Forum Posts

Main shopping area in Chisinau

by kenbac

Can anyone tell me where the main shopping area is in Chisinau?

Thanks in advance

Re: Main shopping area in Chisinau

by lotharscheer

Main shopping area seems to be around Bd. Stefan cel Mare, Puskin St., Sectorul Centru (no great shopping in Chisinau). CanĀ“t remember cigarett prices but they might be more expensive in the airport (like in most ex Soviet Union coutries).

Re: Main shopping area in Chisinau

by cuauh

that depends. what kind of shopping will you be doing?

Re: Main shopping area in Chisinau

by Ivo_K

MallDova - the first and only so far shopping mall in Chisinau - it it sutuated on Dacia Blvd.

Re: Main shopping area in Chisinau

by Kevin-UK

MallDova - the first and only so far shopping mall in Chisinau - it it sutuated on Dacia Blvd.

Not strictly true; In Botanica there are Elat and Jumbo, not quite the same as Mall Dova but Jambo has, in my opinion, a better range of shops. Both are on Decabal Street.
In the centre there is Unic, not a shopping "mall" maybe, but a "Department store" set up, made up of small shops, a little like Debenhams used to be.
For a memorable shopping experience go to the bazaar.

Travel Tips for Chisinau

A reliable guide

by Kevin-UK

For anyone wishing to visit Chisinau I can pass on details of a local contact.
HE, is 22 and knows the city reasonably well, very useful when buying tickets and for arranging taxis over the phone. MISHA is not an official guide, and his knowledge of many things will be limited, but for an escort/fixer he is a very useful person to have around, or indeed on the end of the telephone.

Appropriate Social Behavior

by Fen

Notwithstanding their difficult socioeconomic situation, Moldovans always try to dress conservatively and well, whether in formal or sports clothes. Thus, it is appreciated if foreigners dress similarly.

Moldovan women, usually, do not shake hands and, in either a business or a social setting, a nod of the head is acceptable when greeting or meeting a woman, or women. By the same token when a man greets a male acquaintance, with a handshake, it would be impolite not to shake the hand of all the males in the group as well.

In a wine producing country such as Moldova it has traditionally been considered impolite not to drink the entire glass of wine if the host/hostess offers a toast. Since many toasts are typically offered throughout a social or business dinner, the requirement of this custom has tended to be altered for westerners who might choose not to drink alcohol as a matter of principle, health or religion. Moldovans are not so surprised, therefore, and do not seem to be offended to see a glass of water or juice raised instead for the toast.

In Moldova shoes that are worn out of doors are removed when entering a home or apartment. Moldovans normally wear slippers for indoor use. If a foreigner is invited as a guest, he/she may want to carry a heavy pair of knit socks or slippers to wear indoors in place of his/her outdoor shoes.

It is customary in Moldova for the person celebrating his/her birthday to provide an array of food and drink for the work place and at home. It is also customary, when invited to a home, to take flowers or a small gift.

Packing List

by thompsoe

Luggage weight is restricted by air to 20 Kg. Men do not generally wear bright clothing. They seem to want to blend in in dark, solid colors.

Women wear tight and a lot of the time revealing clothing. The women seem to put a lot of thought into what they wear, AND do a good job of it. Always carry toilet paper.

Old houses

by Peter_VIE

Chisinau doesn`t offer a lot of attractions for tourists. Stolling around with open eyes maybe you will find out that even this city has is own charme. Many nice, old houses in small lanes are one of them.

Excellent for a quick meal

by eatpossum about Andy's Pizza

Andy's is a chain throughout Moldova. I think there are 6 of 7 locations in Chisinau, some in Bender and Tiraspol. All are very good for a quick meal and a budget price. Nothing special about their decor, only clean customer areas with fast, efficient service.


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