Life as a Peace Corps volunteer challenges a lot of notions we have about how life should be. One example: my best friend in Moldova for the past two years? She just turned 8 yesterday. A lot of other volunteers' best friends in Moldova are also much younger or much older. In a lot of … Continue reading Best Friends
I was fortunate to attend my first Moldovan wedding just 3 weeks after I arrived in-country in 2016 (read about the wedding here). That time, my host parents were the new couple's nanași (wedding godparents), so I was able to be super involved in the entire event: I helped the bride get dressed and ready, saw the … Continue reading Moldovan Wedding #2
After flying to Moldova, my parents drove their rented car to my village, where we spent the next three days. This was one of the best parts of our trip, not because of all the cool sites we saw (although there were visits to our public library, my school, and walks to some sunflower fields) … Continue reading Travel in Moldova: My Village
Our trip to Romania was book ended by time spent in Moldova, where I live and work. Because our time in Moldova was split into two parts, the posts will not be in any particular order. When my parents arrived, they first came to my village for a few days to spend some time with … Continue reading Travel in Moldova: Overview
If I were asked to name of all of the people here in Moldova who have so helped my experience here a positive one, the list would be long. One person in particular stands out, though: my host mom. In August, she (and her husband) welcomed me into their home with open arms. It take … Continue reading Happy Women’s Day!