There's Something about Mary

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

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Host Dads Birthday

In August it was my host dad, from Ciorescu’s, birthday.  I offered to make him a cake.  Cakes in Moldova are not the same as cakes in the US.  I am not sure what it is that is different, but usually they tend to be a lot sweeter.  He said he wanted chocolate, so the night before I made a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting.  I got to their house around 5, and my host mom and host sister were busy preparing food, along with a neighbor and a few other ladies I knew.  I asked how I could help and worked with 2 of the ladies on preparing a salad.  The table was set up outside and around 8, we finally started putting the food out on the table and other people started showing up.  We all sat down to eat, had some toasts and listened to some Moldovan music.  Later on karaoke was sung, and their was lots of dancing.  Overall it was a very enjoyable night, and I think I went up to bed around 4 AM.



(More photos can be seen on my Facebook page.)

O zi buna!