First Month at Site in Photos: Part 1

I’ve been at site for almost a month now and have had quite the adventure so far. There’s no way I could include every story and detail, so for now I’ll give you a little taste from the ones that I remembered to take a photo from.

Dinner for our first team dinner - the guys approved of the delicious meal.
Dinner for our first team dinner – the guys approved of the delicious meal…
Weddings can happen more than just on weekends here in Moldova. In Balti you will especially see many wedding parties strolling around Central with a photographer for wedding photos.
Weddings can happen more than just on weekends here in Moldova. In Balti you will especially see many wedding parties strolling around city central with a wedding photographer.
Attended a fundraiser for a local organization as they hosted an American Night at the disco.
I attended a fundraiser for a local organization as they hosted an American Night at the disco.
I got to connect with these lovely ladies one weekend while we were in Chisinau for meetings
I got to connect with these lovely ladies one weekend while we were in Chisinau for meetings
Doing laundry takes extra time and patience now.
Doing laundry takes extra time and patience now.
Central Balti is busy in the mornings.
Central Balti is busy in the mornings – a great place to meet up with someone for a drink or ice cream.
The guys enjoying milkshakes (after the 2nd attempt trying to order them). Also, make sure to note the magical scene behind them - yes, it's a magical place.
The guys enjoying milkshakes (after the 2nd attempt trying to order them). Also, make sure to note the magical scene behind them.
This mosaic art is on the side of one of the apartment buildings in my area.
This mosaic art is on the side of one of the apartment buildings in my area.
I've eaten more watermelon within two weeks than I probably have in my entire life.
I’ve eaten more watermelon within two weeks than I probably have in my entire life. AND it is really good.
I ended up in Chisinau for one day for a last minute meetings and I got to see this lovely before she headed home to get better asap.
I ended up in Chisinau for one day for a last minute meetings and I got to see this lovely before she headed home to get better asap.
J and I went on an adventure to another village for some language tutoring. We made it to the auto gara and had to figure out how to get to our next point from here.
J and I went on an adventure to another village for some language tutoring. We made it to the auto gara and had to figure out how to get to our next point from here.
Delicious apple cobbler prepared by our language instructor. Delicious!
Delicious apple cobbler prepared by our language instructor. Delicious! Haven’t had anything like this here until now.
A fun game of scrabble in English with our language tutor and her son.
A fun game of scrabble in English with our language tutor and her son.
We took a tour of one the historic Jewish cemeteries in Orhei thanks to our tour guide.
We took a tour of one the historic Jewish cemeteries in Orhei thanks to our tour guide.
We did some hiking as well to check out some great views.
We did some hiking to check out some great views during our visit to Orhei.
A beautiful view on the walk back from the little hike with our language instructor, her son and other volunteers.
A beautiful view on the walk back from the little hike in Orhei with our language instructor, her son and other volunteers.

More photos to come in the next post… stay tuned!

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