Riding Rutieras

Have you ever wondered what transportation is like in Moldova? As I approach the "finish line" of my Peace Corps service, I finally got some photos (albeit grainy cell phone photos) of the primary form of transportation in Moldova and especially for Peace Corps volunteers: the rutiera. I've probably mentioned rutieras once or twice before, … Continue reading Riding Rutieras

Et Cetera Winery

The day before school started, we had an official day off of both school and Peace Corps duties, so it seemed like a perfect time to take a mini-vacation and do something fun and relaxing before getting back into the swing of school.  My sister was also visiting and I knew we'd be spending most … Continue reading Et Cetera Winery

Travel in Moldova: Chisinau

If you've been following my adventures here in Moldova, I'm sure you've heard me mention Chisinau a fair amount of times.  Chisinau is the capital of Moldova and, though I've seen travel bloggers call it "The Most Boring Capital in the World" and other similar titles, I actually really like Chisinau.  It's a pretty small … Continue reading Travel in Moldova: Chisinau

Travel in Moldova: Cricova Winery

On the last full day my parents were in Moldova, we visited Cricova Winery.  Moldova is known for its wine because it's good wine, but it's also known for being the country in which the top two largest underground wine cellars in the world are found.  Milesti Mici is the largest at 200 kilometers of tunnels … Continue reading Travel in Moldova: Cricova Winery

Travel in Moldova: Comrat

One of the short trips we did within Moldova was a trip to Comrat.  Comrat is the capital of the semi-autonomous region Gagauzia.  This means that while still a part of Moldova, the Moldovan government has granted the region certain freedoms and more control over certain aspects of their governance.  The reason behind this is … Continue reading Travel in Moldova: Comrat