The future British Ambassador to Romania Paul Brummell has started to study Romanian language in Iasi, northeastern Romania, while also traveling throughout the country and trying the local food, reports local Mediafax, citing the Ambassador’s posts on Twitter.
Brummell, who will take over his mandate in summer this year, listened to the advice of his predecessor, Martin Harris, and went to study Romanian language in Iasi.
“I’ve arrived in Iasi, the city of students, as a student of Romanian language,” he posted on his Twitter page, on May 20, in Romanian.
He also tried some Romanian food, such as tochitura moldoveneasca (pork, sausage, fried egg, cheese and mamaliga), pui manastiresc (monastic chicken), or poale-n brau (local pastry with cheese filling).
Paul Brummell also watched the Romanian film Sunt o babă comunista!/I’m a Communist Biddy! at the Student House of Culture in Iasi, and was impressed by the wonderful Last Judgement fresco at Voronet Monastery in Suceava county and the ballroom at the Cacica salt mine. He also attended a wine tasting at Cotnari and, according to his posts on Twitter, he also made visits in Sibiu and Sighisoara.
Brummell was the British Ambassador to Barbados and East Caribbean, and will replace Martin Harris, who’s next assignment is Moscow.
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(photo source: Paul Brummell's Twitter page)