I love the community of volunteers and mentors here in Chisinau! There are a whole slew of different volunteer/mentor-led activities happening pretty much every day of the week, and everyone seems to be happy to share event ideas and invitations. That’s how I ended up going to the Museum of Ethnography and Natural History this weekend!
Some of the most interesting things displayed at the museum:
- A coffee exhibit (a personal collection, with which the collector hopes to turn into the first ever Moldovan coffee museum).
- A full mammoth skeleton.
- Three whole rooms (including a cellar) chronologically detailing much of Moldova’s history and culture.
After the museum we went to the Matryoshka tea room, where I ate a delicious apple/honey crepe, and drank tea. All in all, it was a great way to celebrate getting over a cold!
This week: I will be working with the director of the Center to help write donor reports and grants in English. I was also invited to a staff/ministry meeting tomorrow which I will be attending. While it will be conducted in Romanian, my boss assures me that it will be interesting enough to see who attends, and watch how these meetings are conducted.