Moldova a former republic of the old Sovjet is the most diverse and beautiful place. It is the poorest country in Europe and traveling through the country is like traveling through time! Horses, old Lada`s and new Mercedes can be seen on the highway daily and in between wine ranks! There are roadside sales with everything from grapes, potatoes, facial-creams, honey and fish! The country is easy to travel in and renting a car is relativly cheap. Be sure to do so with a official car company. There are serveral "uncles, and friends" out there with car hire companies!
The people of Moldova are a bit sceptical at first but when you get to know them they are the most friendly and lovely people.