a weekly blog of Lynn and Debby Edwards and their mission in Moldova
Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Feb 23, It has been a warm day in Moldova, up to 18 deg C. We are planning to go to Romania tomorrow to pick up a car, so we took a bus to see how close we can get to Gara de Sud, where we will take a Maxi taxi, just a big van. We thought early afternoon, how crowded can it get? Answer, Very! Like we are talking packed like sardines, full body contact, the whole deal. It was funny, I got up for a lady, a very big lady, and a teenage boy grabbed the seat. A very nice young lady told him nicely to get up and be polite, or something like that. He did. Anyway, there is no such thing as personal space here, you better not be shy about touching me, touching you. Reminded me of security in Bucharest. So a nice cousin of mine, Dan Heninger, told me to eat a covrig for him. Well, we were not sure what a covrig was. Answer a sinfully delicious pretzel, in a multitude of flavors. Unfortunately, those flavors are easy to say, like ciocolata, carmello, salted. One place has the audacity to just have a big sign saying pretzels. Dang are they good. filled with chocolate or carmel, dipped in chocolate or nuts, many coverings-salt, icing sugar, poppyseeds, And never more than 40 cents. Curse you, Dan Heninger! We were actually losing weight- well, maybe we will walk 2.5 hours a day and not only 2. I could just imagine Jon Pinet here with those pretzels. I am sure somewhere it is a sin. Til then, we will enjoy. Andy's Pizza, the quintessential Moldovan name, but it has great food. Probably one of the better places with lots of options. They have a salmon suflet that is mind boggling and for less than $8. And only a 10 minute walk. Finally, the market where we do most of the food buying, unabashedly number 1. Funny how women make attachments to food markets, but this one has Deb. Okay enough of food- oh did I mention I made dynamite chocolate chip cookies- the butter here is wonderful, And chocolate yoghurt with kiwi who would have thought?