“The whore of Babylon” and other such essential phrases for language learners

I would not recommend that a language learner go to any specialized group for their language education. Can you imagine trying to learn English in a laboratory full of research scientists or in the midst of a Dungeons and Dragons game?? I speak from experience when I advise against learning a language from a conservative […]

A Semester of Friendships

It’s hard to summarize relationships in words. It’s a lot easier to write about a specific vacation or a discrete event than it is to write about relationships in general. However, the student center and the relationships around it are the defining characteristics of our time in Chișinău. So here are a lot of pictures […]

Camping in a country that doesn’t have a word for camping

In the U.S. we have many words for camping, right? Instead of camping you can also say tenting, RVing, glamping, backpacking, etc. All have slightly different connotations for the various levels of outdoor intensity. Here in Moldova, there is no such surplus of words to describe this summer activity. Moldovans say “tabară” and “școală de […]