I challenged myself to visit various cities and countrysides in my native country.
My first destination was Hancesti.
According to Wikipedia, it is situated on the Cogilnic River, 33 km southwest of the Moldovan capital, Chisinau. From my point of view, it took just 40 minutes by bus from the capital.
So, what can be interesting in a simple city with simple people?
Let me show you:
Even if it was December, Christmas mood, fairs, Hancesti proved me that there is a place where you can stand and enjoy the desert winter in a gray but calm atmosphere. Obviously, there were less people in comparison with big cities.
They do not have public transport, except the bus from Chisinau to Hancesti and back. Why? It is so small and on foot you can reach every destination you need. Some owns cars, but the old tend to go biking.
Now I am ashamed I still don't have guts to ride a bike!
3. City sights
The fist sight that caught my attention is the monument of Grigorii Ivanovici Kotovski. It is placed on top of the hill. You can see it below or walk up the stairs to catch the panorama of Hancesti city, it is really nice.
The second sightseeing is the Manuc Bei's Mansion. He was an Armenian merchant and diplomat who was spending free time and chilling with his fellows in his mension, smoking hookah and playing chess. There is also a lighted passageway in the basement that caught my attention.
Check more shots if you are curious how Hincesti really looks like. If you visited Hancesti, share with us your impression in comments below.
P.S. Whenever you are from, you shall know that the size of city does not matter, it matters what you search for!