A PIECE OF PARADISE IN CENTRAL EUROPE
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist|June 2021
My idea of Paradise is a pretty place with mountains all around, a small population, totally peaceful, wonderful monuments not only of history but also of poets, church bells ringing occasionally, charming golf courses, no political rallies and demonstrations, clean roads, and wonderful cuisine, easily accessible from my home and some friends from a previous era to relish past associations.
T.P. SREENIVASAN*

My accreditation from Austria to Slovenia was, therefore, a dream come true. Austria itself was a peaceful and orderly place and only my work at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) added tension and excitement to the post. Ljubljana was just three hours away and after every tense session of the IAEA Board of Governors, I escaped to the peace and tranquility of Slovenia and stayed not in the city, but in nearby Bled, where President Tito’s palace gave us refuge.

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