a VirtualTourist member from Gent asked on May 11, 2016
In july, I'm going to Moldova for a week and I would love to visit the Black Sea. To get there, I obviously have to pass the Ukrainian border and I was wondering if it's safe by car. I am a young woman, travelling alone with her toddler.
If someone has some other advice or tips about Moldova, feel free to share them with me :)
Personally I would visit the Black Sea in Romania, Constanta maybe, given that you are from Belgium passage is direct. The Moldovan roads are possibly the worst in Europe, for pot holes that is. Have a look at my home page you may find something useful about Moldova there.
Moldova does not have Black sea cost, if you want to visit it, pick nearby countries, either Romania or Ukraine
I was assuming that "crossing the Ukraine border to get 'there'" meant to go into Ukraine to reach the Black Sea. Moldova is not completely land locked, it has about 100 m of coast along the r. Danube. Moldova also has its own "beach" about 20 km outside Chisinau in Vadul lui Voda, a beach was created along side the r. Nistria years ago and is still a big tourist resort.
well, if you think that swimming 100km along Danube to get to the sea is better than crossing any border, let it be then
The question was about Black Sea coast, not the beaches on the river, lake, etc
I saw plenty of Moldovans on beaches in Odesa region, I assume they know better where to find a sea
Ha ha, sorry I wasn't trying to upset you. The question was about crossing the border into the Ukraine though, that is the reason that I suggested Romania. The border crossing to and from Moldova is straight forward with a car, not sure about how easy it is to take a car to Ukraine.
Upset? c'mon, are you serious ? I do not insist on crossing any borders, the the topic starter decides herself where to go
A friend of mine recently crossed a border, he made a trip Ukraine-Moldova-Ukraine (Odesa-Chishinau round trip) and came back safe. Though here I should note that he is well trained Croatian special forces officer and even if anyone would try to make him any harm, this 'nuts' would end up in the hospital with broken jaws in the best case. But, as we say here, 'it's not written on his forehead' and he went just as an ordinary traveller. No danger.
Actually the best solution would be to see the shortest way and just pick the destination. I do say 'crossing Ukrainian border' is absolutely safe (but avoid Transistria, there - there is not guarantee of anything at all), but I must warn about 1 thing : roads are in terrible condition, and this is really a case to bear in mind