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Ciel! Mon Paris!

Paris has a lousy weather. Undeniable. At par with London or Brussels (Both cities I love too). Yet, all of a sudden, the sun comes out, flimsy skirts start walking briskly on the streets, the cafés’ “terrasses” fill up, and the clouds start dancing in blue and white! 52 more words


Food Tour in Saint- Germain

I have been so happy to have my good friend Laura visit me this week from Houston. And look what she brought with her!

We have had a wonderful time running around Paris in the sunshine. 489 more words

Paris 2014: Saint-Germaine-des-Prés

There are two famous Catholic churches in the Parisian neighborhood where we stayed for three weeks last May. I have already uploaded a few postings about St Sulpice (see… 546 more words


Vali Myers's systematic dress

Later, after eating a sandwich or sausage and chips, Alberto Blancafort would sometimes accompany me to a bar on the rue des Cannettes where the grotesque survivors of the existentialist fauna had taken refuge: there a solemn, hieratic girl, systematically dressed in black, with her face painted like a mask, declared that she lived in a damp cave with mice and called on the lost daring to try her one night in a cemetery.

(Juan Goytisolo, Forbidden Territory)


The Last Newspaper Vendor: an Unlikely Celebrity of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Seeing Ali Akbar selling Le Monde on the streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés is startling. Not simply because he is often calling out his own headlines like, “Monica Lewinsky pregnant by Obama! 751 more words

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Paris: Le Comptoir du Relais

On our way to our culinary trip to Spain this spring we stopped by in Paris for a few days for some shopping therapy and to try Le Comptoir du Relais.  229 more words