13 June 2010

Video of my new home

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Buna seara! (Good evening!) Check out the toilet- for which I have an awesome story.

When I first arrived, my host sister, Nadea, was giving me a tour of the house. She speaks English incredibly well, so it has made my adjustment that much better. I had been told time and time again that the chances of having an outhouse were pretty high. In fact, it would be odd if the home where I was staying did not have one. So, I'd like to say I was mentally prepared when she said, "the toilet is outside". Unfortunately, though, I did not have to use the restroom until it was dark outside, so when I went to try to remember which gate lead to the outhouse, I forgot. Along comes Nadea with a flashlight (thank goodness!) to show me the way. She helps me open the gate, then shines the flashlight in the direction of the toilet (a hole between 2 boards. literally). My thought was she was then going to walk out and wait for me, but no, she says, "Don't worry, I won't look" as she is shining the flashlight on me. Ok, that's great, I don't want to fall in. As we were leaving she says, "You have great legs!"

Welcome to Moldova- where privacy doesn't exist.

... now that's a story for the storybooks.


4 comments:

  1. GREAT video, Cate! Loved watching it! Interesting about the toilet... I guess it will just take some getting used to! Haha. Gotta learn to aim?

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  2. Either that or I'm going to have greater than great legs by the end of this because of the squatting! :)

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  3. Love the video ~ the chickens and ducks are great!

    Don't let your new sister pluck your beautiful eyebrows!!!! It is painful and you don't need to because you are so blonde.

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  4. What a great experience, Cate! Thanks for posting this so we can get a taste of Moldova, too! A far cry from home. So glad you are adventurous and open to new things. I look forward to more!

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