Random, fun happenings from the month of April

Today marks my 11th month of being here in Moldova!? It’s hard to believe that in one more month we will have been here for one year! How is that possible!? Just like the 10 months before April, this past month also flew by at rapid time-warp speed.

As I had shared in previous blog posts, the month of April was full of many celebrations. We basically celebrated for 3 weeks between Easter in the US, Easter here in Moldova, and Memorial Easter. I think my favorite holiday that is celebrated here in Moldova is definitely Easter.

Now for a recap of additional happenings from this past month…

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Each week I meet with about 4 young kids for our conversation English club where we meet at the American Corner in Balti. We talk about different topics and I introduce new words, phrases, and share American culture with them. On this day we were talking about spring and the pronunciation difference between bug, bag, and book.
On occasion my host dad will prepare breakfast for me. This is usually what I am welcomed by as I walk into the kitchen as he tells me he made me a
On occasion my host dad will prepare breakfast for me. This is usually what I am welcomed by as I walk into the kitchen as he tells me he made me a “surprise” — definitely a great way to start the day. I think you’d be smiling too if you just ate smiling breakfast.
One of my sitemates and I made a quick day-trip to visit another volunteer friend at his site in Drochia which is about an hour away.
One of my sitemates and I made a quick day-trip to visit another volunteer friend at his site in Drochia which is about an hour away. Every village, town, and city has some sort of sign like this welcoming you to their community.
This is the beautiful Orthodox church located in Drochia -- you can tell from the dark clouds in the sky that it was a bit of a rainy, overcast day.
This is the beautiful Orthodox church located in Drochia — you can tell from the dark clouds in the sky that it was a bit of a rainy, overcast day.
This inspiring crew of Peace Corps volunteers ran in either the 10K or half marathon one weekend in Chisinau. I haven't been running in months so maybe next year.
This inspiring crew of Peace Corps volunteers ran in either the 10K or half marathon one weekend in Chisinau. I haven’t been running in months…. so maybe next year?
My friend Katie and I had a little adventure in Chisinau one weekend as we did some exploring and found some new items to wear this summer.
My friend Katie and I had a little adventure in Chisinau one weekend as we did some exploring and found some new items to wear this summer.
Spring is blooming all over the city - just this past week the lilac trees started blooming. They are beautiful. One day when I came home, I found a recycled vodka bottle with a branch of these fragrant lilacs sitting waiting for me at my bedroom door thanks to my host dad.
Spring is blooming all over the city – just this past week the lilac trees started blooming. They are beautiful. One day when I came home, I found a recycled vodka bottle with a branch of these fragrant lilacs sitting waiting for me at my bedroom door thanks to my host dad.

Also, other happenings from the month of April — my Technovation Challenge team submitted their project! More will come later on all of that… soon!

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