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Europe » Moldova » Centre » Chisinau April 19th 2007

That is where the real adventure started. day3/Easter monday arrived at 9am in Chisinau (or Kisinew in Russian) - first challenge: to find a working cash machine - couldn't find one (tried 2 different cards at approx. 6 cash machines) - walked with luggage towards city centre - finally were lucky and found an open bank branch which gave us a cash advance (really lucky!) - first destination: McDonald's (still the very best adress for clean toilets) - had a cup of coffee and then started exploring ithe sights of Chisinau (theatre, government building, presidential palace, asf.) - around 2 o'clock we started to become hungry and were thinking about a place where to have lunch - our first choice (jewish restaurant) was unfortunately closed - went to another place (not far) - had very ... read more
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Chisinau cathedral (orthodox church)
Chisinau Holy Gate

Europe » Moldova » Centre » Chisinau January 10th 2007

We wanted to share some additional photos with you all. We have more than a hundred, but will limit this entry to just a few!... read more
Lena
Passing the Photos
Wendy and some young 'uns

Europe » Moldova » Centre » Chisinau September 6th 2006

Hello, Friends and Family -- Wendy and Adrienne here. We thought we would take advantage of our last evening here in Istanbul to upload a few photos of the orphans -- despite the very slow wireless network. Hope you enjoy the pics. The only thing we miss about Moldova are these children.... read more
The Toddler Group
Group 5
The Four Year Olds

Europe » Moldova » Centre » Chisinau September 6th 2006

Hello, Friends and Family -- Wendy and Adrienne here. We thought we would take advantage of our last evening here in Istanbul to upload a few photos of the orphans -- despite the very slow wireless network. Hope you enjoy the pics. The only thing we miss about Moldova are these children.... read more
The Toddler Group
Group 5
The Four Year Olds

Europe » Moldova » Centre » Chisinau September 2nd 2006

Here are some of the photos of where we lived in Chisenau, Moldova.... read more
The Corner Dumpster
Typical Moldovan Housing
Our Sleeping Quarters

Europe » Moldova » Centre » Chisinau September 2nd 2006

Here are some of the photos of where we lived in Chisenau, Moldova.... read more
The Corner Dumpster
Typical Moldovan Housing
Our Sleeping Quarters

Europe » Moldova » Centre » Chisinau September 1st 2006

Hello Again, Friends and Family -- Adrienne and Wendy here. It's our last day, and time to describe all the tidbits of cultural differences we have experienced here. We hope you will be amused by them. Walking in Chisenau Sidewalks as we know them in the U.S. do not exist in Chisenau. At best they are blobs of pavement, but never are they without cracks, holes, and ever-present mud and dirt. Often there are deep holes that have no cover or warning. How people keep from falling into them is a mystery to us. And, how women can walk on them at all in their spike heels is also a mystery. The downtown streets are crowded like Times Square on New Year's Eve -- every day. Walkers crash into one another regularly, and we've become experts ... read more

Europe » Moldova » Centre » Chisinau September 1st 2006

Hello Again, Friends and Family -- Adrienne and Wendy here. It's our last day, and time to describe all the tidbits of cultural differences we have experienced here. We hope you will be amused by them. Walking in Chisenau Sidewalks as we know them in the U.S. do not exist in Chisenau. At best they are blobs of pavement, but never are they without cracks, holes, and ever-present mud and dirt. Often there are deep holes that have no cover or warning. How people keep from falling into them is a mystery to us. And, how women can walk on them at all in their spike heels is also a mystery. The downtown streets are crowded like Times Square on New Year's Eve -- every day. Walkers crash into one another regularly, and we've become experts ... read more

Europe » Moldova » Centre » Chisinau August 30th 2006

Hey y'all, it's an entry from both Adrienne and Wendy together! We just left the orphanage for the last time. As you can imagine, we are both very sad, but we had a wonderful sendoff. The director allowed us to visit each of the groups we worked with over the past 3 weeks. We were able to get lots of hugs and cuddles, see some silly dances, and feel like a rock star each time we entered a room. Who could ask for more? We ended the day with Group 5, the group we started with (this is the group with Down's Syndrome), which seemed an appropriate way to close this part of our adventure. It was hardest to walk away from this bunch, and they probably got more hugs from us than they thought was ... read more

Europe » Moldova » Centre » Chisinau August 30th 2006

Hey y'all, it's an entry from both Adrienne and Wendy together! We just left the orphanage for the last time. As you can imagine, we are both very sad, but we had a wonderful sendoff. The director allowed us to visit each of the groups we worked with over the past 3 weeks. We were able to get lots of hugs and cuddles, see some silly dances, and feel like a rock star each time we entered a room. Who could ask for more? We ended the day with Group 5, the group we started with (this is the group with Down's Syndrome), which seemed an appropriate way to close this part of our adventure. It was hardest to walk away from this bunch, and they probably got more hugs from us than they thought was ... read more




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