Last 100 Days, Days 95-91

As I’ve mentioned, 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.  I’m counting down, so here are days 95-91.  See all of my “Last 100 Days” posts here.

Day 95: Day 95: Each week during Pre-Service Training (PST), we traveled to the capital for a day of training together with all of the programs. During this time, we learned how to navigate Chisnau’s trolleybus system. The trolleybuses are inexpensive (2 lei anywhere in the city- equivalent to 12 cents in the USA) and fairly comfortable (depending on how crowded they are and how hot the day is). While some are very modern, others are quite old and a bit rickety. (June 2016)
Day 94: I’ve never been much of a cat person, but while living with my first host family during pre-service training, we had some adorable kittens! My host brother liked to put a flower clip on this little kitty to make her especially pretty. (June 2016)
Day 93: One day during Pre-Service Training, we visited a museum in the capital to help another volunteer out with a project he was working on. The National Ethnography and Natural History Museum was quite interesting- full of the history of Moldova from pre-historic times through the Soviet era and after. (June 2016)
Day 92: After about a month of training in our PST sites, we found out where our permanent sites, where we live and work for two years, were. It was an exciting day! Our mentors and Peace Corps staff drew a huge map of Moldova with chalk and led us blindfolded to each of our sites. (June 2016)
Day 91: After we found out where our permanent sites would be, we spent a 3-day weekend visiting our new homes and villages. My first impressions of Festelita, where I have now lived for nearly two years, were very positive. The village was quiet, clean, and very pretty. I met my two partner teachers for the first time and even got to watch a dance rehearsal and meet a few of my future students. (July 2016)