Spring in Chisinau

In April, I spent a day rambling around Chisinau.  I stopped by the Tourism expo and at the booth of one of my partners, Dorina Onici.  She is an amazing entrepreneur: started the peach festival in our village and is creating a tourist company for people to visit our village to fish, bird watch, eat good … More Spring in Chisinau

Visiting Balți

In March, I spent a weekend in Balți visiting another volunteer.  Balți is the second largest city in Moldova (100k pop.) and a large manufacturing city.  My friend is working with some amazing people at a youth organization that provides a relaxing hang-out space (Antifcafenea) and activities for youth aged 13-25.   We wandered around Balti … More Visiting Balți

Cultural Trip: Moldovan Monasteries

During our training, we were brought on a culture trip to visit three of the monasteries close to Chisinau: Mănăstirea Suruceni or Sfăntul Gheoghe Monastery, Suruceni Mănăstirea Condrita or Sfăntul Nicolae Monastery, Condrița Căpriana Monastery, Căpriana The predominant religion in Moldova is Christian Orthodox and the establishment of the first Christian communities in the area date … More Cultural Trip: Moldovan Monasteries