1. 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.

  2. Moldova Transportation in Moldova: Rutiera

    My friend Sarah and I traveling from the town of Floresti to Balti for jewelry club supplies on the Monday before International Women's Day, March 7, 2011.

  3. Moldova Breakfast with Maria

    One of my good friends in my village is the hairdresser who has an office or salon in the same building where my office is. She is the cutest lady and I enjoy our frequent conversations and moments giggling over a cup of tea and a few biscuits or cookies. She is always asking me questions, inquiring about my family, life in the USA and how to use a computer better. I even taught her to play "Heart and Soul" on the piano. Maria has really helped me to get through my service...

  4. Bulgaria how I start my day

    I live in a small muslim mountain town in Bulgaria, these are a few on the women who I start my days with. They are all dressed in traditional dress, this is the only region in Bulgaria where the women dress like this...and mine is the only town where the majority of women still dress in this way. 

  5. Moldova Summer Camp

    One week in July I hosted a summer camp for the local kids in my town. We played games, learned a little English, did arts and crafts and had a good time!

  6. Thailand I thought that's what I just said

    Today I felt like Inspector Clouseau. It happens every day.  I know the Thai word.  I say the Thai word correctly, or so I think.  Just the other day I was asking a store owner if she had a Thailand flag.  I asked if she had a “tong”.  She looked at me in confusion.  I repeated the word: tong.  She still had no idea what I was talking about.  I even said I was looking for a Thailand “tong”.  No go.  I eventually found her Thailand flag hanging and pointed to it. Her face brightened and ...

  7. Moldova Happy Memorial Easter!

    In Moldova we celebrate not only Eastern Orthodox Easter but one week later we also go to the cemetery for Memorial Easter.  We bring with us sweets, breads, chocolates, colored eggs and wine to be blessed and eaten in honor of the souls of the deceased.

  8. Moldova Rough Rider

    In Moldova it is common to see old cars, motorcycles, tractors, trucks and jeeps.  Many of which are still around from WWII which is pretty amazing that they are still running.  The men and women of Moldova take very good care of their machines and it is a small miracle that they are so well maintained especially if you look at the road infrastructure.

  9. Kenya They can smell my fear…

    Yes, I think they can smell fear, and no I am not talking about hyenas, or jackals; I am talking about camels. Those damn camels! I love them even though they are being big jerks. I am becoming scared of them. A few weeks ago, a camel was strangely offended by me. He had run towards me, kicking up his heels and tossing his head like a silly, upset horse. I had just stood there, not sure what he was trying to do. It wasn’t until later that I realized that he could have easily kicked me in the ...

  10. Kazakhstan Everyone can be a PCV!

    Working with disabled youth in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan while celebrating 18 years of service within the country and 50 years of world wide service, two PCVs "uphold" the goals set forth.  This placard was done by a local artist and friend of PCVs and traveled all though out Kazakhstan while publicizing the work that Peace Corps has done and will continue to do.

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