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  • Going Back to UniversityOn Thursday, I determined the best way to access the University of Lorraine by bus and foot and made my way to the centre of Nancy. I had an appointment scheduled to discuss possible French classes with someone from the Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Sep 25, 2016
  • Nice and Monaco===I had visited the famous perfumeries of Grasse as a child with my parents, and I thought it might be a fun stop for Mei Ling and Cleo. I had vague memories of seeing the actual process of manufacturing perfumes, Posted by zzlangerhans in Babies in backpacks | Sep 24, 2016
  • Sierra Leone Up CloseThis morning, Myriam had finally succeeded in arranging for a 'femme de ménage' to arrive, through a local agency. However, as she was going to be away at school that morning, she asked if I would orientate the woman when Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Sep 24, 2016
  • Promenade des Anglais===Promenade des Anglais === The Promenade runs for many kilometers along the Baie des Anges and connects the beach to the city. It is the place to stroll and enjoy the warm autumn afternoon sun. You can sit and stare out Posted by tedvanrossum in Ted's Big Adventure | Sep 22, 2016
  • Sea LifeThis morning, I returned to the English school to try to register for the brief 6 hr course they were offering but for some reason, they wouldn't let me register. I understood that perhaps it was just meant to be Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Sep 22, 2016
  • Loving this 'Alternative Lifestyle'esterday and our arrival in Landada was greeted by hot sunshine but today is chilly drizzle. I have even got out the long trousers and jumper!!! Not that we have not had our fair share of warm weather but just Posted by Jansie in Here We Go Again | Sep 22, 2016
  • Ahh Beautiful Nice ! ===Beautiful Nice=== How would I describe Nice? I think of her as bright, elegant and beautiful... Her architecture is colourful, and tastefully decorated, as you can see here walking down the Avenue Jean Médecin... and I would describe her as being Posted by tedvanrossum in Ted's Big Adventure | Sep 22, 2016
  • Aix-en-Provence and the Haut-Var===After the usual frantic offloading of bags at the Airbnb in Aix, we parked in a garage and set out to find dinner. Since I still had no cellular data, I selected a promising restaurant from Lonely Planet and set Posted by zzlangerhans in Babies in backpacks | Sep 21, 2016
  • Driving in Southern France: The 3 P's===Driving in Southern France: The 3 P's=== My faithful steed "Juke Nisan" and I have parts ways in Nice. She was a good travel companion; we only had a few minor differences of opinion, mostly on what gear to shift into... Posted by tedvanrossum in Ted's Big Adventure | Sep 21, 2016
  • Plants GaloreWhen I first discussed the crazy idea of coming here with Myriam, we talked about how I might tak some French courses while here. She spoke to a professor at the university and assured me I could sign up for Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Sep 21, 2016
  • The Chateau was OverwhelmingGiven the success of yesterday, we thought it would be a good idea to go out again and see another site. We settled on a visit to the nearby Château de Lunéville. (Ben laughed at the name, appropriately enough. Personally, Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Sep 20, 2016
  • Lorraine History RelivedEach year, there's an event in France called Journées Européennes du Patrimoine. For two years, over 16 000 sites, both public and private, are open free to the public for visiting. While many of them are museums, galleries and historical Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Sep 20, 2016
  • Bonifacio, CorsicaWe arrived 30 minutes early for the 10:00am crossing to Corsica, and it was a good thing we did! It took a while to get our tickets and get settled on board. The crossing was very rough. Whereas the day before Posted by GenovevaLewis in The Pursuit of Enduring Happiness | Sep 19, 2016
  • Elusive PapersI look forward to Fridays now because that is one of my Emmaus days. There were no prospective thieves or shenanigans occurring today, or at least, none that we witnessed. I had a bit of time to scout around the Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Sep 19, 2016
  • Avignon===Avignon === Avignon is known for its walled city and for its bridge, (another uncompleted project, like OACIS). Both you see below. It was also the residence of the pope in the 14th century when seven successive popes lived there. There Posted by tedvanrossum in Ted's Big Adventure | Sep 18, 2016
  • Living by the sea and Domestic GoddessWe stopped in Saint Pol de Leon for three nights with a beautiful view over the tidal bay. We walked into town to get 'our daily bread' and we took Poppy on the beach, which she loved. There is a Posted by Jansie in Here We Go Again | Sep 18, 2016
  • Avignon and western Provence part III===There weren't any can't-miss markets on Thursday so we used the morning to explore our home base of Avignon, which we had neglected up to that point. Our first stop was Les Halles, the daily indoor market right next door Posted by zzlangerhans in Babies in backpacks | Sep 17, 2016
  • The Beginning of the EndI am very sad to say that this leg of our journey marks the beginning of the end. Our flights are booked and we'll be leaving the amazing continent of Europe on the 20th of September. So as our adventure Posted by ScottGosling in Those Who Wander | Sep 16, 2016
  • Salty Chickens and Dirty SweatersThis morning, I had a few verbal successes on my errands to the post office, the bakery, and the pharmacy to pick up Myriam's medication order. I didn't have to explain to anyone first that I didn't speak French well Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Sep 17, 2016
  • Arles: New Direction===Arles: New Direction=== Just like Nantes, who has re-purposed some old, downtown, factory space to promote artist/engineers to build some fantastic, imaginative art/machines; Arles is also re-purposing some old factory space for avant guard artists. B Posted by tedvanrossum in Ted's Big Adventure | Sep 17, 2016
  • Arles: Looking for Van Gogh===Arles=== When I think of Arles, I think of Van Gogh and his painting "Cafe Terrace at Night", and that was what I was hoping to find... I did find some of that here, but not too much. Here is a Posted by tedvanrossum in Ted's Big Adventure | Sep 16, 2016
  • Carcassonne City===Carcassonne City=== As I was coming back from the laundromat, I came across Square Gambetta, just across the street from the Museum of Fine Art. This square had a wonderful mix of sculptures, some of children others of nude women in Posted by tedvanrossum in Ted's Big Adventure | Sep 16, 2016
  • Carcassonne Castle===Carcassonne Castle === My trusty steed Juke Nissan brought me from Lourdes to the Carcassonne Castle unscathed and I immediately began exploring this wonderful domain. As you can see by the sky, it was a wonderful and DRY day. This Posted by tedvanrossum in Ted's Big Adventure | Sep 16, 2016
  • Tongue-tiedI can't seem to get over the way young people here don't offer their seat to older people on the bus. Now, I'm not just saying that because no one is offering me a seat -- I feel well enough Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Sep 16, 2016
  • French FilmsI was so full from Sunday's lunch that I skipped supper that night and didn't eat until Monday noon. This is my new diet regime. Stuff myself and then don't eat for a day. Wonder how it's going to work Posted by mzemliak in Parlez-vous Français? | Sep 15, 2016
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