Last 100 Days: Days 99-96

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m sharing a photo and a look back on my favorite memories in moments in Moldova for each of my last 100 days here.  Here are the photos and captions for the past 4 days.

Day 99: After a couple of days of intense training in the capital, we moved to our pre-service training (PST) sites. While waiting for the bus to take me to my new host family’s house, I was stung by a be. Once arriving at my host family’s, I was welcomed with a barbecue and meeting the whole extended family. (June 2016)
Day 98: Many late afternoons, evenings, and weekends during pre-service training were spent playing UNO with my 10-year-old host brother, Lucian. It was an easy game to play despite our language barrier. (June 2016)
Day 97: Just two weeks after arriving in country, I got to attend my host cousin’s wedding. It was my first Moldovan wedding, and it was awesome to experience (and be a part of!) such an important, special event so early on in my service. (June 2016)
Day 96: After a couple of weeks in country, Peace Corps organized an excursion for all of the “trainees”. We visited three stunning monasteries in the central part of Moldova. The Christian Orthodox faith is very important to most Moldovans and many monasteries that were partially destroyed during the Soviet era have been, or are in the process of being, repaired. (June 2016)