A Year of Naps

We almost titled this blog post “How Daniel spent his year abroad.” To be fair, our year abroad was not full of an obscene number of naps. It just so happens that I think Daniel looks hilarious napping. He always needs to cover his eyes and head with something: a pillow, a hat, or any […]

Our Religious Adventure

When a person decides to live abroad for a year, they anticipate a certain amount of cultural exchange. We certainly did, and that exchange has been funny, frustrating, and enlightening. However, I must admit that we have experienced new culture in some unexpected places. Perhaps the most unanticipated of those was in Christianity itself. Where […]

City Day! ie Hramul Chișinăului

Without realizing it beforehand, we recently participated in Chișinău’s biggest public holiday. To give you some context, Chișinău has a lot of holidays. There is Marțișor, International Women’s Day, three different Easters, Victory Day, Europe Day, Language Day, Children’s Day, Christmas, New Year’s, Wine Day – and the list goes on. Now to be fair, […]

Carolyn’s Diary Entry #5: Dealing with that lovely thing we call shame

“Cultural Differences.” It’s one of those spectrum phrases that covers so much ground and can mean many different things. For a traveler, it usually means the initial culture shock in a new country. But of course, that wears off after a while. Then, as you wade deeper, cultural differences manifest as significant frustrations you didn’t […]