Turul Moldovei (Walking Tour of Moldova) 2017

For the past couple of years (I'm not entirely sure when it started), a group of Peace Corps volunteers, along with Moldovan volunteers, have done walking tours through different parts of the country to promote peace, explore different areas of the country, and spread information about Peace Corps in Moldova.  This year, the group walked … Continue reading Turul Moldovei (Walking Tour of Moldova) 2017

Life Lately in Moldova

I was awoken at 2:30 in the morning last night to an earthquake.  This morning, I found out the epicenter was in Romania, and it was a 5.5 earthquake.  The room shook pretty good, but nothing in my room fell at all.  And it was pitch black, so I wasn't able to see anything.  I … Continue reading Life Lately in Moldova

Finding My Place in Moldova

Everyone said that the Peace Corps would change me, even if no one could know how.  I knew it was true, at least to a certain degree, as every life experience changes you.  I changed in high school, I changed when I joined the track team, I changed several times in college.  So, of course, … Continue reading Finding My Place in Moldova

First Bell at School

In Moldova, school generally starts on September 1st (unless, I'm assuming, September 1st falls on the weekend).  It's a very different experience from the first day of school in the United States.  In the United States, you arrive at school, are shuffled to your classroom, and once you're settled in, you start going over rules or … Continue reading First Bell at School