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World’s Largest Wine Cellar

By Linda Tancs

When you think of wine, what springs to mind? Maybe some montepulciano from Italy—or a little French Beaujolais? How about Cava from Spain? Those are, after all, three of the major wine-producing regions of the world. Yet not one of them boasts the world’s largest wine cellar. For that you’ll need to jet over to Mileștii Mici in Moldova. Boasting over 2 million bottles, Guinness World Records crowned it the largest wine cellar in the world. Literally a city of wine, the underground locale is accessible via car or bike, where street after street is named after a grape. Don’t miss the tasting room.

The Thanksgiving Candle

By Linda Tancs

In the Soroca district of Moldova, a monument is built on the rocks over the Nistru River. Named the Candle of Gratitude (or Thanksgiving Candle), it pays tribute to all of those who made heroic efforts to preserve the country’s culture, language and history through the generations. At night the candle’s light can be seen from Otaci in the North and Camenca in the South.

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