Gagauzia is a region in Moldova.
Gagauzia consists of one municipality, two cities, and twenty-three communes containing a total of thirty-two localities
Comrat/Komrat Capital of Gagauzia.
Russian in the cities and Gagauzian in the rural areas (close to Balkan Turkish Dialects spoken in Greece or Bulgaria). Romanian/ Moldovan is hardly spoken. Young people learn English, German and/or French in school, most elder people know some phrases in German.
99 km south from Chisinau
by marshrutka from Gara de Sud, every hour till 18:00h, takes about 2-3h, 45 Leu make sure to be there half an hour before, otherwise you will not get a seat and have to stay during the whole trip http://terra.md/ro/timetable/gara_sud/default.aspx
by taxi best from Gara de Sud, prices ranges for a full car between 45-60 Leu
no border control, no registration necessary
by marshrutka, very cheap but slow due the bad state of the streets, in the cities the stations are marked, otherwise you can just stop them on the road
by hitch hiking (everyone does!), stop cars by holding out your hand, prices orientate on the bus ticket
by taxi, very cheap too
Cathedral of Saint John, built in 1820 located in the center of Komrat.
Museum of local history located in Komrat, Lenin Street. Museum of local history, handicrafts, gagauazian autonomy movement and local artists. All information in Russian/ Gagauz. About 15 Leu entry. In front of the museum is the new memoral of victims of Repression, unveiled in 2013
Museum of Gagauz culture located in the suburb of Beşalma. Well done museum of Gagauz culture including a documentary on Gagauz wedding ceremonies. All information in Russian / Gagauz. Entry: 15 Leu (?)
Alley of Gagauzian Glory leading to the university of komrat.
Monument of Vladimir Lenin monument placed on a popular spot: in front of the gagauzian parlament! flowers are laid down here at special occassions.
Bazar in Komrat
Women's Monastry in Ceadir- Lungar
Park in Ceadir- Lungar
Go to the Second Hand Bazar in Komrat: very cheap clothes (mostly) in good quality
Cafe Yug (кафе юг): located in the Center of Komrat, freshly renovated, nice and cheap cantine.
Wine: Gagauzia has very good and cheap wines. Most people make their own wine (white, red, rose, sparkling wine). If you can't buy one of these, you can also buy them f.e. Vino Komrata in the Center of Komrat (Lenin Street), best bring you own plastic bottles. From 12 leu/liter
Cognac same here: very good, very cheap
Better don't swim in the lakes around Comrat. They might be polluted. Drinking water might not be potable, especially in the Ceadir Lunga Area.