|The day of the grapes + a rural excursion|
In Moldova, the idea of savings, credits, or bank accounts is still pretty foreign (especially with more rural communities) and so many people put almost all of their liquid funds into their homes. The government can’t take their homes away and so to them it is a solid investment into the frumos-ness (beautification) of their living situation. It’s hard for me to really wrap my head around this concept, mostly because I have always considered a house more of a liability than an asset and when the idea that saving monetary funds for future use is foreign, it is hard for me to continue to believe that this country will develop at a very fast pace. This is probably the reason for a large dependence on grants and foreign funds to implement any project.
Anyway, enough of that. Here are some pictures from our excursions:
|Svetlana pouring the wine.|
|The ladies toasting with some of the wine.|
|The whole group in the rose garden|