Tag: Hungary

School Is Out Around the World

School Is Out Around the World
As I wait for interviews to take hold, I sit in my writing space and watch the world pass by under my window. I like this window overlooking the sidewalk. Today, it frames a stream of school children heading home in the clear light of a fresh washed afternoon. By the size of their burdens, I know... Read more »

Things The World Taught Me in 2014

Things The World Taught Me in 2014
I began this blog in June of 2014 with the goal of interviewing one person in every country of the world (roughly 196). By year’s end, I’d spoken with 19 people. They humbled me with their willingness to participate. Surprised, delighted, and disturbed me with their responses. I learned so much from them. Below, is... Read more »

Slovakia: On the Banks of the Danube River

Slovakia: On the Banks of the Danube River
Ella, an Icelandic friend my husband met by playing an online word game (http://www.itsyourturn.com), connected me with today’s post, Denisa. Denisa lives in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. On Wikipedia, it says Bratislava lies on both banks of the Danube River and is the only national capital that borders two independent countries, Austria and Hungary.... Read more »
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Deep in Hungarian Wine Country

Deep in Hungarian Wine Country
Interested in Hungary and its Tokaji wine, I found the Disznoko winery on the Internet. From there, I found Laszlo, who works at the winery. Graciously, he agreed to participate in the blog. Hungary has always fascinated and confused me. My grandmother was from Budapest but I never knew my family’s history. When I traveled... Read more »