1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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...

  7. 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. 

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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