There's Something about Mary

Stories and thoughts about my time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova

I survived….

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On Sunday I went to visit my permanent site.  I was so proud of myself for taking the bus to Chisinau alone (not really high on my worry list), getting to the Gara de Nord, finding my Ruteria and making it to Rascani.  When I got there my new partner was waiting for me with a taxi, we then drove through town, she showed me the where the office was, the police, hospital, stadium and house of culture.  We got to my new house and my new host mom was super excited, and so sweet.  We all had dinner, my partner left and my host mom showed me around her house and her garden.  The garden is massive, and gorgeous!

Casa Mica...where I will be staying

A small section of the garden.

More garden

Casa Mara and well

I was pretty tired the first night, so I went to bed pretty early.  On Monday I got up and my host mom walked me to the office where I spent 90% of my day online reading blogs….hard work I know.  When I got home later I relaxed for a bit, and my host moms children came over.  They are all older than me, I think there are 4, and at least 2 live in Riscani.  We had dinner outside and drank way too much wine….oops.

Dinner with the new host family!

They even made me get in a picture

Mama and Tata Gazda

On Tuesday I went back to Chisinau with my partner where we had a site conference with all the ARBDs and partners.  I think I am going to have a lot of fun in my new host family and place of work

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Author: Mary O

Hi, I'm Mary. I am orignally from Spokane Wash., where I lived for 20 years of my life. I went to school in Bellingham Wash, at Western Washington University and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. In June 2011, I moved to Moldova for the Peace Corps. In the Peace Corps, I am an Agribusiness and Rural Development Volunteer, and live in a town called Riscani, which is about 3 hours northwest of the capital city. I love Moldova, but there are somedays where I really miss all my friends and family in the States! Email me if you have more questions!

One thought on “I survived….

  1. it looks awesome! saw the pics on facebook too, much better accommodations than your very own mud hut 🙂 And the family looks really happy to have you. Loves ya!

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