The Power of Friendship - Thank you Friendship Force
We bid our Moldovan Host and Host Country of Moldova a fond farewell. Mariana and Catalina left for work and school at 7:30 am. Mariana's mom came over just before 11:00 with beautiful vegetables from her garden and prepared us a healthy lunch of tomatoes, cucumbers, cheese, meats and fruits before the taxi picked us up just before noon. Our exchange coordinators met us at the airport, helped us check in, and we gave each other tearful hugs as we departed. Farewell Moldova. We hope to reciprocate your hospitality in California. The power of friendship is awesome!
After a transfer in Bucharest, Russ and I arrived in Athens, took a taxi to Lavrio (about 70 kilometers west of Athens on the coast), and checked into our Airbnb by 10:30 pm). Our host Sophia was waiting for us and showed us our rooms. This is a small apartment/hotel, recently remodeled. We are close to the marina and have a small studio. Very Nice.