Monthly Archives: October 2011

With love for everyone


On the morning of our last day, we felt the tightness in our stomachs, the sadness of the coming end.  To escape it, we took a metro ride to the north of Paris for the Saturday flea market.  The streets around the station are lined with hawkers trying to move knock off Gucci watches, cheap sunglasses, and train tickets. This more

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Where and how we pee


A good way to start the day is by having tea in the garden of the Paris Mosque. A gruff man drops glasses of sweet, mint tea on your table.  In the next room, there’s a pastry case.  They burn incense in the bathrooms. Tea, pastries, incense.  That’s all you really need.

After tea, we stumbled upon a narrow climbing alleyway filled more

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Bonjour Paris!

We’ve been living the good life in Paris for two days now. Our heads were too full of dreaminess to send out an update yesterday. Or maybe it’s that our hands were too full of macaroons to type. That happens sometimes. It’s nothing to be ashamed of.

We’re living in a man named Jean-Albert’s studio apartment in a neighborhood called le more

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Don’t call it Luxemberg

Up  before the sun this morning and on the train bound for the great mystery of Luxembourg.  Let us not gloss over the trip itself.  The route took us along the banks of the Rhine and Mosel Rivers. First class scenery all the way: fairy tale villages with vineyards running up the hillsides, castles, boats, fog, you name it.  A more

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Happy Re-unification Day!

The only thing that makes us wish we lived in a hotel is a solid hotel breakfast.  The Hotel Cristall came correct with their spread.  Sweet breads, savory breads (including the wet looking black one with the nuts in it that Kellie likes), fruit, multiple cheeses (creamy and sliced), yogurt, cereals, two kinds of juice, and a pitcher of coffee more

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