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A Thousand Words

September 30, 2014

There is an old Chinese saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. I went through the photographs I’ve taken since arriving here in the Republic of Moldova and what you see below is the single image that I think best represents this country. 1 – All five people in the photograph are “thin”…. Read More ›

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Franzeluta, Franzeluta

I’ll be honest – when I first arrived in Moldova, it seemed like a crazy, chaotic place that was far too wild for me. But slowly I’m getting used to it. One thing is for certain – people here take nothing for granted. You always have to be on your toes. Very few things on… Read More ›

70 years since the defeat of fascism? Let's have a concert to celebrate!

Peste Hotare, Fara Gaj

Once upon a time there was a moment when I asked myself why I was learning Romanian. After all, where I lived (Cluj-Napoca), almost everyone spoke English. And everyone knows that, with the exception of Romania and the Republic of Moldova, the Romanian language is useless. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Since stepping across… Read More ›