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

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

Moldovan Cuisine Monday: Zeama

One of the things I was most worried about before arriving in Moldova was the food.  I'm a pretty picky eater and I knew that being a picky eater in the Peace Corps was going to be an adjustment- I was going to have to learn to eat things I didn't like and expand the … Continue reading Moldovan Cuisine Monday: Zeama

First Few Days at Site

I've spent most of the last few days at my permanent site hanging out with my 6-year-old host niece, Valerica. She won't usually be here, but she's visiting her grandparents (my host parents) for several days. She is full of energy and wants to spend every waking second with me, including walking me to the … Continue reading First Few Days at Site