So, today we found out our permanent sites, and we will all be going to visit them this coming weekend! I am excited, but also slightly terrified, since I have always had the crutch of my host sister speaking a little bit of English, and having the other volunteers in my village that I could talk to. But from what I have seen, I am the only volunteer in the area, and the nearest ones are 30-40 minutes away via bus or maxitaxi (rutiera). We’ll see how this goes with limited language capabilites….
From what I can tell I will be working with the Association of Business Women in the raion I will be living in. Raions are the center of several small villages, they have most every convenience that a person would need so they don’t have to go all the way to the really big cities. I will be staying with my new host family, which consists of a mother and a father. So far this is all I know. Here is a google map of where my town is located (I am the town slightly northwest of Baltis:
Oh, and I still have to tell you about my awesome weekend celebrating the 4th of July, Moldovan style….pictures to come, I promise 🙂