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Underground: but far from down

When I tell friends that I am spending Christmas in the south of France, I suspect it conjures up images of yachts, black-tie dinners and five-star hotels. 160 more words


France: Tower, Pictures, Monet, and Death

Hello, everyone. It’s been tooooo long. I am SO behind on blogging that it’s not even funny, but I’m about to catch you up. I am now home from my semester of traveling the world, but before I can tell you about the overall experience, and why you should travel internationally, and how I’ve been changed as a person, I must – first – fill you in on the remainder of my journey. 410 more words


Gustave Flaubert – Rouen 4

The key site in Rouen mentioned in Flaubert’s Madame Bovary is the Notre Dame Cathedral, where Madame Bovary meets her lover. They are shown around the cathedral by an overly enthusiastic beadle who points out all the interesting tombs and artworks. 39 more words


ActivityManager getRunningTasks not working on Lollipop?

If you want to get activity “on top”, you call getRunningTasks(1) on ActivityManager, and you will get something like com.google.android.maps.MapsActivity in result.TopActivity.ClassName.

But I just tried it on Nexus 5 with Android 5, and no matter what app is on top (chrome, maps, home screen..), i get… 27 more words

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Gustave Flaubert – Rouen 3

Rouen appears repeatedly in Madame Bovary, Flaubert’s most famous novel. This meticulously written story of marital infidelity caused a storm at the time, though the plot isn’t quite so sensational by today’s standards. 59 more words


Gustave Flaubert – Rouen 2

Gustave Flaubert was born on 12 December 1821 in the Hotel-Dieu, a Rouen hospital, where his father was a surgeon. The family lived in residential quarters at the hospital during Flaubert’s childhood. 90 more words


Merde, il pleut !

It rained all day. I’m damp and I’m not happy. I feel like a cat that has just been offended by being forced to take a bath. 482 more words

French Boyfriend