Worrall Travel R's

Worrall Travel R's
Roz and Russ

Worrall Travel R's - Kicking the Bucket List

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We are the Worrall Travel R's Roz and Russ Worrall. Our goal before we "kick the bucket" is to see as much of the world as we are able, learn about world cultures, experience making friends around the world, and share goodwill and what we learn with others. WE HOPE YOU JOIN US VIA THE BLOG ON OUR TRAVELS.

We started our world travels in 1969 in VW camper van in the USA, Canada, and Europe, but didn't actively blog about our travels until 2009 aboard our sailing vessel SV Worrall Wind, a 44 ft Nauticat Ketch.  On September 5, 2009 we left San Francisco and took a left at the Golden Gate to Explore the World.

From to Sea to Land
After almost 4 years of cruising Mexico and the South Pacific, we sold our beloved boat in Australia, 2013. The Worrall Travel R's are continuing our travels around by many other means of conveyance -boats,trains, planes, sometimes camels, elephants, rickshaws, and hot air balloons.. 

Russ is a retired engineer, optometrist, professor from U.C. Berkeley. Roz is a retired computer programmer/analyst, educator, (teacher, administrator, professional developer). 

Our Mantra:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
~ Mark Twain

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Ethnographic Museum - History, Science, Nature and Art, Moldova Exchange Day 6, WTRD 22

Today is a relaxed day, where our only group activities are a visit to the National Ethnographic Museum and lunch.  The rest of the day is free for us to do as we wish.  For us, we decided to just go home and rest after lunch.  Others chose to shop and do more exploring.  I'm guessing a bit at this because after lunch we really weren't around.

Before our formal day began, Marianna and Catalina took us to the Tucano Coffee Shop for breakfast and to meet her parents.  They have invited us to come to their home this evening for dinner.  Catalina was charged with translating for us as her grandparents speak no English.  She giggled and was a bit shy about being the interpreter, but she did a fine job.



We met at the museum at 10:00 am.  Chris, an American Peace Corp volunteer who is also a history and museum buff, gave us a guided tour of the museum.
Arabic Influence

Chris our Peace Corp Guide from Cincinnati, Ohio



Our exchange director George, placed a flag on the International Map.  Turns out that we are not the first visitors from California, but we are the first from Sacramento.  So we are definitely making our mark in Chisinau.  George had the opportunity to watch some of the interviews on the morning TV.  We will be sent links to the production so that we can all enjoy them.

The exhibits in this museum were beautifully displayed and melded science, nature, and history on the artistic background of well painted murals.

Tree of living history in the entry hall way.



Diorama of traditional wedding.










Natural History, Fossils. and bones.  This mastodon was discovered by children playing in the dirt.



Molds of shells and fossils embedded in the wall plaster as art.





Linda and Kathy looking at the exhibits.

The taxidermy of the Moldovan animals existing, endangered, and now extent was very well









Murals of the four types of natural diversity.






There was room with a continuous mural depicting nature before man, with man, and because of man including the end of Earth as we know it.










The End of the Earth

Rebirth

Upstairs Photography Exhibit


Artifacts of traditional rural life in Moldova.




Later in the day the clan gathered at Marianna's family home with brother, sister-in-law, cousins, and parents.
Tomorrow is the first day of school for children and college students.  It is a national celebration.









All is Well With Worrall Travel R's in Chisinau, Moldova on the Eve of Back to School

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