Country #7 is…Moldova!
My first reaction was “I don’t think I know where that is”.
From the BBC:
Two-thirds of Moldovans are of Romanian descent, the languages are virtually identical and the two countries share a common cultural heritage.
Not really on the tourist map yet, Moldova is working through the same post-Soviet fallout that most Eastern Bloc countries have struggled with, but it’s moving on and somewhat upwards. From the little I’ve read so far, the people seem resilient. I’m looking forward to learning more.