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42 things that make France great

With my first semester coming to a close, I’ve taken some time to reflect on the first four months of ma vie en France, things that have made it so great, and why I’m so thankful to be here.   714 more words

Java XML Factory implementations

The below code helps to identify the internal implementation of XML Factories

import javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory;
import javax.xml.parsers.SAXParserFactory;
import javax.xml.stream.XMLInputFactory;
import javax.xml.stream.XMLOutputFactory;
import javax.xml.stream.XMLEventFactory;
import javax.xml.xpath.XPathFactory;
import javax.xml.validation.SchemaFactory;
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Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne (1839-1906)
The Card Players
Between 1890 and 1895
Oil on canvas

New York Art Scene


With the last week of classes upon us, Julia and I decided to take one last weekend trip before heading off to the UK for Christmas. 975 more words

The best prawn risotto at Coquet Bar in Aix

I usually don’t have very high hopes for the standard of food when eating at a bar. The bar grub might be tasty, but these would usually be sliders, fried chicken wings or battered calamari, not dishes that would form a full meal. 367 more words


Foires de Noël

Une des traditions que j’aime en Europe en décembre c’est les marchés de Noël. On les appelle plus souvent “foire” en France, ce qui est drôle à mes oreilles acadiennes (on utilise surtout ce mot pour parler de diarrhée). 196 more words

Dinner at Le Zinc d'Hugo

We’d initially intended to dine at Pasta Cosy on our first evening in Aix-en-Provence, but as luck would have it, the restaurant was closed and we had to look around for an alternative. 458 more words