On Chisinau

Autumn in Chisinau


Autumn is here to stay in Chisinau. The sky is clear and the air is fresh, the trees are shifting colours and there is a smell of wet leaves and apples all around the city. Outside my house, the grapes are getting ready to be picked.


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The grapes outside my house


Yesterday evening, I met up with Valeriu, Doina and Liliana at La Placinta – a Moldovan chain restaurant with fresh-made traditional Moldovan placinta and the side dishes of different pickled vegetables and sauces that go with. And the house wine of course! Kind of like Moldova’s TGI Friday. (Can’t really come up with a better resemblance, but I am sure I will after a few months in the US.) I will really miss these moments when I leave!


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Valeriu and Doina


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Liliana and I

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