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Let them know we tried

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October 22, 2014

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 ›

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10 Reasons Why Moldova is Awesome

I will always love 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 10 reasons why I am enjoying my new… Read More ›

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A Thousand Words

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 ›