A look back 3 years ago: Arrival to Moldova – Day #1

It’s crazy to look back on my journey that started three years ago when I arrived in Moldova as a Peace Corps volunteer. It was fun to look back on this post that I had shared on that first day.


Our group of 73 Peace Corps trainees arrived in Chisinau on Wednesday, June 3. I was exhausted, excited, stunned, overwhelmed, wide eyed, and eager for what was ahead…

We were warmly greeted by Peace Corps staff and the local news media. You can see a clip from their coverage HERE.


A lot of luggage didn’t make it to our destination, including mine. We believe it was left in Munich and were told it would come within a day or so. That meant some of us got off to a great start with the grand welcome to the Peace Corps experience – learning to roll with it and be flexible. That also meant less luggage for me to have to navigate (whew!).

Once we finally made it out of the airport, we boarded 2 large buses and headed to a local university in Chisinau where we met the Peace Corps…

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