Last week Monday through Friday, all 18 COD volunteers and their partners made a trip to Chisinau for a Peace Corps seminar on project planning. Before the seminar, we were required to come up with our project and email it to our program manager. My partner Tatiana Petrovna and I created an initial project about … Continue reading Seminar-ing
All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all. -Cecil Frances Alexander One of the hardest things about Peace Corps is dealing with an entirely new culture, which has an entirely new ways of doing things. A topic that comes up often is … Continue reading All Creatures Great and Small
If you browse the internet or Reddit or various blogs before you set out on your Peace Corps journey, you will encounter the phrase "Posh Corps". Posh Corps refers to a Peace Corps country where volunteers have access to Western amenities and live close to (or even above) how they live in the states. Eastern … Continue reading Why “Posh Corps” is BS
Every year, without fail, I have a medical emergency. This year, my body decided to ring in the New Year with one. Last Thursday, I felt like I was coming down with a cold. I was super paranoid because last October a cat had drooled on me and I was CONVINCED it was rabies. Sadly, I … Continue reading Medical TDY and I
This post was eaten by WordPress for some reason, but I decided to write up a new version of it. Just a reminder that my experience doesn't reflect anyone else's Peace Corps experience, not even in Moldova. If you are a future PCT coming to Moldova in June 2019 and beyond (provided the government resumes … Continue reading The Real Peace Corps: My Homes
It's now 2019! A whole year of Peace Corps service lies in front of me, and who knows what the future holds. 2018 was an interesting year for me. I left my old job, moved 5,000 miles away from home, learned and forgot Romanian, met a bunch of amazing people, ate so many delicious things … Continue reading С Новым Годом!
Let me state right off the bat that the food situation in Moldova is similar to the food situation in the US. My diet is more natural, but contains many of the same foods. Other Peace Corps countries will require volunteers to change their dietary habits completely- but besides missing Mexican food/Starbucks/good coffee, my life … Continue reading The Real Peace Corps: Food and Water