Wind and rain dampen our explorer desires
26.06.2011 - 26.06.2011 16 °C
Waking to incessant rain, this Sunday morning was not one for exploring the somewhat limited sights of Chişinău. With few locals braving the worsening conditions we relaxed in our little Moldovan apartment with a leisurely porridge breakfast and a Podcast of Matthew Parris’ excellent Great Lives series.
With lunch fast approaching and no sign of the weather breaking we finally ventured out to a local restaurant for an excellent lunch of chicken livers followed by the supermarket, for essential and not-so-essential supplies. After previously, accidentally, purchasing ‘Kefir’, a popular fermented milk drink, that curdles when added to hot tea and essentially tastes like old milk we were more than a little ponderous of the milk-products section of the supermarket. However, with a variety of cow pictured cartons determining ‘milk’ was not obvious. To our rescue came a helpful, American, Peace Corp Volunteer. Having travelled into the ‘bright lights of the city’ from the village he was working at, this rare meeting proved highly fruitful, in terms of milk identification.
With sufficient groceries for a basic Sunday evening meal we returned to our little apartment, slightly damp and hopeful that tomorrow the ever worsening weather might finally improve.