1. Moldova March 2011: Folkloric Competition Orhei

    Hello my name is Emily Getty and I am an Agriculture and Rural Business Development Volunteer in the Republic of Moldova. Moldovan folkloric music is an integral part of the culture here. I not only have the amazing opportunity to attend and watch folkloric competitions in my municipality center (raion or Orhei) but there is also a very talented and active women's folkloric choir in my town called Bastina. My host mom and host work partner are both members and recently I was asked to...

  2. Moldova Folkloric Competition Orhei: Bastina

    This is the video of the local Folkloric group competition in the municipality center of Orhei. This video is of the Folkloric Group, Bastina from my village and their performance at the competition. The word Bastina (Bah-shti-na) means motherland or homeland.

  3. Moldova Caruta Ride

    After completing one day of our weekend seminar in Socola, Soldanesti our host offered to take us up to "the hill" where her farm is. She then informed us we would be taking a Caruta or horse and cart to our destination. We were overjoyed with the opportunity to take our first caruta ride in Moldova!!!

  4. Moldova Team Xtreme in Rezina, Moldova

    While visiting my friend in Rezina, Moldova we were invited to attend a seminar/performance at one of the local high schools. This was a REALLY great organization that works throughout the world to spread the positive messages of love, tolerance, patience and kindness through Xtreme sports. It really had an impact on the young men in the audience that is for sure!!! The man who organized the competition asked me to translate for them but instead we asked one of my friend's best stude...

  5. Moldova Bird Brain

    Today, March 14, 2011 a bird flew into my office and stayed for about an hour flying back and forth between the agricultural pamphlets and the plant that sits over my partner's desk. My partner just laughed at me when I stood in the corner and waited for him to leave. When he finally flew out she called after him "Mai intrati" meaning... "Come again!"

  6. Moldova Transporation in Moldova: Riding and elevator

    Transportation can be quirky and creepy here in Moldova. One of the scariest parts of Moldovan transportation infrastructure is the Elevator or Lift. Enjoy our ride from the 1st to the 14th floor.

  7. Moldova Kids in Peresecina, Orhei, Moldova

    My host partner's goat had babies in Peresecina, Moldova! I was given the honor of naming the new babies and so the little brown girl is named Cinnamon and the boy is Billy Bob. Apparently you are not supposed to give animals human names because it is not a good omen. The animals are typically named for the day they are born on. However, I convinced my partner and her neighbor that it was okay to use American pet names and that in fact this might be a really good omen.

  8. Moldova When the USA visits Moldova

    This is the utter excitement that occurs when our family and friends come to visit us Peace Corps Volunteers in Moldova. So friends and family: when are you coming?

  9. Moldova GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) Seminars in Moldova

    This video is part 1 in a series of GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) videos taking place in Moldova and made possible by hard working Peace Corps Volunteers."GLOW or Girls Leading Our World is a program utilized and adapted in many Peace Corps countries by volunteers who believe that the impact of female empowerment can truly transform the development process. Here in Moldova we not only hold week-long GLOW Camps throughout the summer but we also have GLOW day seminars on weekends ...

  10. Moldova Transporation in Moldova: Trolleybus

    This is yet another video in my transportation in Moldova series. Riding the trolleybus certainly is cheap (only 2 lei) and definitely a greener way of getting around the three biggest cities in Moldova (Chisinau, Balti and Cahul) it still isn't entirely carbon free but we can always hope for that day.

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.