Beautiful view walking through the park.
Old New Year's January 14th: My partner teacher/ Best Moldovan Friend Natalia, her daughter, and her aunt
Hram - I guess you could compare this to the city's birthday. The entire town shuts down including schools (another day off!) and everyone parties. I went to a masa/dinner at Natalia's house, then came home for another one. After the masa at my house, we went to the city center where a huge concert was taking place. The entire town was there, and everyone was dancing. After the concert ended at around 10:30, we went to another masa at a family friend's house where everyone did karaoke and of course ate, ate, and ate.
Moldovan friends at Hram!
Host mama and me at Hram
Side view of the concert. I guess this is a famous Moldovan band, but not sure who they are. Everyone was dancing and singing to them.
Host brother Costel with our cat Thomas.