Giving Thanks

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 […]

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Dessert Views

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 […]

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First Week of November

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 […]

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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 […]

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La Multi Ani, Happy Birthday!

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 […]

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Forest Views

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 […]

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