Lavandula or more commonly known as lavender is a flower native to the Old World (Europe, Africa, Asia) and there are 39 species of this plant.
Jean Giono said “Lavender is the soul of Provence”, but he didn’t know that in Moldova you can find this flower as well. Only 39 km from Chisinau, in Cobusca Noua village in the Anenii Noi region, you’ll find a small Provence. Follow the lavender smell (or the signs) and you’ll end up in the right place.
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It was the first Lavender Fest that I attended; and the second one organized in Moldova.
There have been many questions regarding the ticket price – 250 lei (11euro). Isn’t is too expensive? Well, if the only thing you want from the festival is to take some pictures in the lavender field – than it is.
The Lavender Fest is a FESTIVAL. You go there to spend a day in a countryside, with live music, good food, some wine, friends and people you don’t know, who want to have fun just like you.
How was my first experience at a Lavender Fest:
The lavender field is one of the summer must-sees. The breathtaking scenery and the atmosphere will stay in my mind for a long time. What can be better than to combine this view with an open air festival? It was an amazing event and I enjoyed every moment of it, even the hot weather and the sun that coloured my skin wasn’t a problem.
Not everything in this life resumes to pictures (maybe it’s strange to hear that from me, because I’m one of those people obsessed with pictures). They are memories, but not the purpose of doing something or going somewhere. From this event I came back not only with amazing pictures, but also knowing that I had a great day.
There were all the conditions to stay all day long.
At the Festival you could find food, starting from the moldavian traditional food (mamaliga or polenta) and continuing with vegetables, pies, eclairs, organic food, wine, lemonade (Tudor Cotruta’s lemonade saved me twice from the 30ºC).
You could listen to some trainings.
Paint with wine.
There were yoga lessons. I didn’t try it this time, I left it for the next festival 😀
What does a woman need more to feel good? A market! I found so many beautiful (made in Moldova) dresses. However, it was too hot to try them at the festival, so I intend to find them in Chisinau.
And when the sun wasn’t burning anymore, the guys from the Golan band gave a concert. I loved their music and I enjoyed observing people dancing, playing with their kids, drinking wine…
To sum up, it was one of the best festivals I attended and I left my heart in the lavender field.