Category Archives: France

La belle France

Onto the crossroads: Strasbourg

We had an early train out of Koln for a connection in Kolsruhe for our trip to Strasbourg, France. I love taking trains in Europe. They are on time, clean (except for the bathrooms, which can be a tad on … Continue reading

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More about Ghent: absolute Power and The Shirtless Band

On Sunday, our last full day in Ghent, we went out to see another of the major sights in the city, the Gravensteen, or Duke’s castle. Having seen some French Dukes’ castles in Nantes and Angers, we were prepared for … Continue reading

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The new neighborhood

One of the things Harold likes about our visits to Paris is that we never stay in the same neighborhood twice. In the past we have been in the artsy St. Germaine, the hilly area behind Jardin de Plantes, and … Continue reading

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Notre Jour de Paris

Paris is ours… We flew into Charles de Gaulle at 10 am… And after a shuttle ride into our Marais neighborhood, we set out for adventure… Lunch. Harold was starving and we were recommended the Italian Style Cafe not far … Continue reading

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A Day at the Park

Today we decided to relax in the Jardin de Luxembourg… We have been traveling around Paris and feeling the city-ness… and wanted less stress. So we took us a picnic lunch of a tasty poppyseed baguette, a delicious hummus, an … Continue reading

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Making friends…

Harold made a new friend… A Squid Row fan abroad (Marc).

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A Parisien Thunderstorm

It rained… No, it poured, this afternoon in Paris… There was a lovely thunderstorm and we sat and watched, and listened, to the show from the balcony of our flat. When the rain had passed, we ventured, by bus, up … Continue reading

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Harold in “the city of sweltering hot”

It was around 93 degrees today in Paris. Harold & I find that a tad extreme. I don’t suffer heat gladly, and the extreme temps are messing with my trip zhwah. In any case, Harold thinks the weather is a … Continue reading

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Bordeaux did not immediately endear itself to us. For hours we had been driving peacefully through villages, markets and fields on the way from Angouleme, and then Bam! Traffic, off ramps, badly marked streets. Yuck. The next day, Bastille Day, … Continue reading

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Happy Bastille Day in Bordeaux

Nelson: We’re in Bordeaux now, heading off to a barrel tasting tour. Really enjoyed the fireworks last night. There were thousands of people down by the river having a great time; no drunks, no Mexican firecrackers, no problems…and the best … Continue reading

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