I will be stopping in Odessa on a cruise in October. The ship is staying overnight in Odessa and I will have a full day and part of a second day there. I plan to see Odessa as my grandmother was born there but was also thinking about a short day trip to Moldova since it is so close. I've seen there is a bus from Odessa to Chisinau but was wondering if I could pay a driver to take me there in a car? I don't need to go all the way to Chisnau but maybe see a town across the border and some of the countryside. I've heard some people say the border crossings can be a problem because of bribe demands. Any suggestions about the best (and safest) way to go to Moldova from Odessa?