Aug 23 2010
As soon as I retrieved my ridiculously heavy suitcase at the airport in Timişoara, Romania, my friend informed me that we had less than an hour to get ready and head to a Romanian wine tasting.
The wine tasting was being held for a Franco-Romanian university conference. Through a curious chain of events, I mysteriously wound up as a “visiting dignitary from the United States.” My friend’s father-in-law organized the conference, and so we were invited to be his guests. It is true that I was an English teacher in Romania years ago, but I am not sure how the rumor started that I was actually “important.” Due to my poor language skills, however, I just went with it and was treated to a guided tasting at a beautiful winery and one of the heartiest meals of my life. Continue Reading »Read more: General