Archive for Category: "moldova"
One can say that Moldova teeters on the edge of Western civilization, but remnants of its Soviet-ruled past are still visible in daily activities. One issue, which is particularly relevant to my Peace Corps service, is the role of females in society.
Nestled in Eastern Europe, landlocked between Romania and Ukraine, is a little gem called Moldova. Like many people, I was completely unaware that the former Soviet-ruled country existed.
Rub me up. Rub me down. Getting massages the whole world ’round. For some, getting a massage can be a very scary experience. Getting undressed, allowing a stranger to cover your body with oils or knead the muscles in your back to the point where you want to cry out in pain though it’s hurting so good
Dirt roads and BMWs. Short skirts and conservative relationships. Strict religious beliefs and abusive alcoholic behavior. Life in a contradictory culture can be difficult. The culture in Moldova disobeys normal rules and conventional behavior at times.
This past weekend I participated in a 5-kilometer race to benefit the Peer Support Network here in Moldova. Not only do I enjoy running but also I really love the mission of the Peer Support Network in Peace Corps Moldova. This network maintains a mentor program for both volunteers in the country and those on their way this June