|1 Pair of Nike shoes||$71.98|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$1.84|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$9.25|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$6.17|
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)||$9.15|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$302.32|
Suceava, a former capital of Moldova, is situated in the Bucovina region of north-eastern Romania. It is an ideal starting point to explore the many cultural, historical and natural attractions of the region. With an international airport just 11 km away from the city centre, there are a number of cheap flights to Suceava available from all over.
The Mirauti Church, established in 1375, is the oldest in the city; the original design has been preserved despite being restored between 1898 and 1901. The impressive St. George Church has the richly-decorated silver casket with the relics of Saint John the New; the exterior is decorated with detailed frescoes with Biblical scenes. The Zamca Monastic Complex, established by the exiled Armenian community, has outstanding architectural beauty. St. Dumitru Church, once the tallest building in the city, has some interesting frescoes inside. The Princely Court, built in end-14th century, was an intrinsic part of the city’s defence barricades till it was destroyed in 1675 by the Turks; today, only the ruins remain of the once-impressive fortifications. There are two beautiful Jewish cemeteries that house decoratively carved impressive tombs with traditional Jewish symbols. The Gah Synagogue has richly-decorated interiors with symbolic depictions of scenes of Jerusalem and the Tribes of Israel. The 16th century Old Jewish Cemetery is among the most ancient in Moldavia. Consider staying back in one of the hotels in Suceava to get a better idea of the heritage of the region; most offer comfortable lodgings at reasonable charges.
The Princely Inn, among the most ancient Suceava buildings, houses the Bucovina Ethnographic Museum that has an astonishing array of folk costumes, crafts, domestic implements and miscellaneous traditional items of the region. The Bucovina History Museum has a fascinating display of medieval armour, tools, coins and antique documents. The Hall of the Throne is a superb recreation of the court of Stephen the Great with old furniture, costumes and weaponry. The Bucovina Village Museum that features 80 buildings is representative of the ancient rural architecture of the region; among them is a traditional water mill and an 18th century church. If you are a history buff, wait no longer to fly out on one of the cheap flights to Suceava.