My partner and I wound up in Lille this week – a spontaneous trip to visit friends from France and Moldova! What you might appreciate most after months of volunteering, or working, or studying elsewhere, are the connections you take away with you.
Amiens is friend to no weatherman: her cloud breaks and spots of drizzle make for predictions no more successful than your telephone soothsayer’s.When visiting Limoges in late February, my friend told me about his mother’s gaffe when she moved there from Amiens. She would go everywhere with an […]
For those looking for a break from the burbling streets of Paris or the boggled-eyed sightseers of Barcelona – Minsk is not a tourist city! Belarus is one of those places that Western countries have reputed to be closed, repressed (the US stamped it an “outpost of tyranny” in […]
Every summer, former EVS volunteers make their way back to visit Comrat and the Miras Moldova gang. This summer, returned volunteer Cosma Billiotel-Roinel came determined to continue his mission! We collaborated on a video to celebrate volunteers and Miras staff, past and present – and to show off […]
Moldova is a curious trove for the explorers. When you ride round the country, observing through curtained маршрутка windows, you might forget your coordinates.