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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2014

Well, I am very thankful to have begun a new life here in the Republic of Moldova. Today is a major holiday for all Americans, and I guess somewhere in my soul I will always remain just a tiny bit American :) Pictured above is the feast I made in my Soviet-era apartment entirely without… Read More ›

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Another 10 Reasons Why Moldova is Awesome

I will always love the nation of Romania but now my journeys have taken me to the Republic of Moldova. This country is often given short shrift, especially by Romanians, as a smaller, more “inferior” nation. My natural spirit is to look on the positive side, so what follows are another 10 reasons why I… Read More ›


Let them know we tried

Recently, on one of the last warm days of the years, I was sitting outside on a bench, soaking up the sunlight. A man approached me, his eyes glassy. He was mumbling nearly incoherently and stuck out his hand to shake mine. It was immediately obvious that he was drunk. Drunk: *mutters incoherently in Russian*… Read More ›