However, at a couple of tastings I was introduced to wines from the south of France, particularly the Rhône and Provence areas, and I fell in love. These were inexpensive, tasty, food-friendly wines that were not super complex but approachable. For years afterwards I’d recommend them to friends and family as a fun alternative to $10 Australian and Californian bottles. I think at that price point you get better quality from the casual regions of France, Spain, and Italy. To all those asking questions if you can enter Taiwan without a visa if you are holding a valid US Visa yes you can! Just follow the link that the author posted and check if you are approved to go to Taiwan. It just took me 5 minutes to apply online and I got approved. My US Visa is valid for 10 years and will expire on 2020 so it is really a big help!
Right now, my online life consists mostly of midterm status updates and the occasional outdoor run (come on Tavel — you can do better than that!). There is more going on (I promise!) but it’s time to keep some of that stuff to myself. Despite the obviously less appealing blog material, I am very much excited about where I am going, although slightly impatient to finally get to the part where I have a job again (2.5 more years…!). As I bury my head deeper into my anatomy books and force my feet to stay grounded on the familiar NYC pavement, I still feel surrounded by exciting possibilities. At some point, I guess I just decided to share less of them with the world.
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My wife, Shirley, and I live in wine country, in Windsor, California. We have two beautiful daughters Tricia and Stephanie and two wonderful son-in-laws Alvin and Earl and five amazing grandchildren Avery, Dylan, Caedon, Madison, and Jilian. I am CEO of Chancellor Health Care, a company which provides housing and services to seniors. I was a co-owner of a popular French bistro called Bistro des Copains located in the charming town of Occidental in Western Sonoma County California. After being in business for nearly 9 years, we closed the Bistro in early 2015. In 2008 after searching for several years and visiting many houses in person and through the internet, we bought a 17th century stone village house in the medieval village of Sablet which is in the Vaucluse region of Provence France.
If you’re a first time traveler (no stamps on your passport), you might be required to show a hotel booking and proof of sufficient fund especially if you don’t have a pre-arranged tour package or itinerary. If you say that you will be staying with a friend or a relative, you might be asked for the invitation letter.