The history of Moldova is closely linked to Jewish culture. In 1903 there were over 200,000 jews in the region, now there are only about 15,000 left. And the traces of their history are slowly fading.
Many people think that there are no white spaces on maps anymore. Tourists in the Himalayas seem to bump into each other at the top of Mount Everest and have been able to post to Instagram via a special mobile network for years. Former “insider locations” are now served by budget airlines. But one doesn’t have to travel far away: The Republic of Moldova, one of the world’s least visited countries, is located between Romania and Ukraine – just two hours from Frankfurt by plane. The exact numbers differ, but most statistics agree that much less than 20.000 international tourists
I have to admit it: 53 countries in ten years, but I’ve never actually circumnavigated the world in a single trip. So it is about time 🙂
Somewhere in the Martell valley in South Tyrol, surrounded by three-thousand meter high mountains, you can find an 85 years old luxury hotel. But no guest has slept here since World War II.