Thanksgiving happened just a few days ago, and it was my first time being outside the country for this holiday. Every year, I celebrate with family, and even this year, that was still the case. This family was new to me and even a year ago, I’m not sure, I would have believed this is […]Read more "Giving Thanks"
On my mom’s side of the family, November is generally considered a birthday month. With many cousins, aunts, uncles, extended family and a sister with birthdays, the month is fairly busy. With an aunt celebrating a birthday yesterday and my mom tomorrow, I thought I would share some dessert views. From cake and all the […]Read more "Dessert Views"
This past week has been fairly busy. To summarize, my 6-year-old host niece stayed the week with my host parents and me. We played a lot of cards, watched some tv, colored, and had a blast hanging out. In addition to hosting a new guest, my work partner and I had a meeting with my […]Read more "First Week of November"
This month was an action packed month of posts. Did you read them all? Maybe you missed one or you can’t remember which one had the tractor picture in it. Well, look no further than this Month-in-Review to find the answers to all your questions. To read any old stories, simply click on any of […]Read more "October-in-Review"
I’ve recently been reflecting on the early days of my stay in Moldova. There are so many memories and stories. Thinking about all the people I met and all the experiences and knowledge I gained puts a smile on my face just thinking about it now. Before I moved to my current town, I lived […]Read more "A Host Brother Story- From Teacher to Student"
Birthday Celebrations! In the 5 months that I have been here, I have celebrated 8+ birthdays: 2 host mothers, 2 host sisters, a few fellow PCVs, and some host family friends! Yesterday, I celebrated my current host sister’s birthday and missed my uncle’s birthday (back in the US). This got me thinking about the differences […]Read more "La Multi Ani, Happy Birthday!"
Forests- Pădurile Moldovans are very proud of their parks, forests, and other woodlands. I’ve read that Chișinău is the greenest capital city in Europe in regards to parks and other green space. From visiting there myself, I can see this statement being true. There are tons of beautiful parks and many tree lined streets. The fascination […]Read more "Forest Views"