With popcorn and a book in the Pushkin Park in Chisinau, which I just discovered has been equipped with wi-fi! I’m only here for a few days, for the baptism of E’s and C’s little son Leif, to whom I will be one of the nanas (godmothers). But though short, it is so good to be here!
After a quick stop in Stockholm, during which I had both breakfast and dinner with my neighbor M, lunch with Mia-Lotta, and dinner with Therese, I am now in Chisinau since yesterday and my social agenda is equally booked here. I haven’t been in Moldova since the spring 2010, so it’s been a while. For those of you who recently started to read my blog, I lived in Moldova for two years in 2006-2008. Admittedly, I enjoyed living in Chisinau much more than in DC and it is wonderful to be back! I am staying with my friends E and C and today, I had lunch and dinner with several other friends and visited my colleagues in my old office. An added bonus to my stay here is the fantastic fresh produce that they have in Chisinau. I had completely forgotten how amazing the fruits and vegetables are here but was quickly reminded when I entered E and C’s kitchen and saw the apple tray. Every meal has since been a joy! Tomorrow is N’s wedding and I will treat myself to a manicure – anther thing that they do better in Moldova than anywhere else! (Source: a DC based colleague of mine, my own manicure experience is rather limited…)
Real apples, neither gased not vaxed!