Archives for December, 2005

someone once said that if you can look back at the entire year remembering times you’ve experienced profound emotion (sadness,

Posted in daily life, people

pepsi may be #2 in the u.s. but i’m afraid after coke’s acquisition of orangina, pepsi’s lifeline distribution network in

Posted in daily life, food and drinks, signs, stories

is that queen elizabeth sandwiched between george bush (with boobs) and a doggie stylin’ jacques chirac? these posters among others

Posted in cultural differences, politics, weird

these are the most popular posts for whytraveltofrance since the beginning, only 5 months ago. clearly, dog poo is a

Posted in articles, cultural differences, daily life, food and drinks, games/software/tech, health, lulu/dogs/cats, paris, people, politics, products, tv and movies, weird

the podcast shaking up france’s politics 2005 Foot-in-Mouth Awards small town receives $1.6 million the french go postal with the

Posted in environment, news, people, politics, products, websites

i’ve switched this site’s web publishing system to wordpress so www.whytraveltofrance.com now has a new look and a new RSS

Posted in news

SO: “what is lulu wearing?” me: “the sleeve from your sweater.” SO: “i wanted to wear that sweater.” me: “you

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats, nature, travel and places

more here. the podcast is in french.

Posted in games/software/tech, paris, politics

i vowed that i’d post the followup to a meme sent to me by elisabeth a WHILE ago whether it

Posted in daily life, people, stories, weird

there’s an article in the international herald tribune today reporting how only 10% of the french national assembly is voting

Posted in games/software/tech, music, news, paris, politics, tv and movies

the biggest disconnect for me in france, is the traditional christmas cake, La Bûche de Noël. (christmas log) it is

Posted in advertising & marketing, food and drinks, products, stories

christmas dinner is not christmas dinner without the presence of oysters. this shouldn’t stop you from eating oysters during months

Posted in food and drinks, products

it’s christmas time. there’s no need to be afraid. oh wait, except for geese and ducks. in which case, they

Posted in food and drinks, products, shopping

it was a cold, rainy evening but a little too early for most of the restaurants to be open for

Posted in food and drinks, lulu/dogs/cats, travel and places

just as english uses french words incorrectly, (i.e., in the u.s., “rendez-vous” has more of a connotation of a tryst

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, education, language

i got really excited when i saw these coffee filters in the store last week. they’re made from bamboo fibers,

Posted in advertising & marketing, environment, food and drinks, products, shopping

here is my french music overview/guide. i tried to put a wide variety of music but i’ve left many out.

Posted in music, people, shopping

france has more incinerators alone than all of the other EU countries’ incinerators combined. how many does france have? 133!

Posted in environment, news, paris, politics

it’s back to the south of france again and this week; lulu’s in the coastal town and tiny hilltop village

Posted in lulu/dogs/cats, travel and places

we went to a farm yesterday and wandered around to look at the horses, sheep, ducks, pigs and dogs. i

Posted in daily life, events

founder of Emmaüs, 93 year old abbot pierre, (who recently released his book, my god why) has released a CD

Posted in books/magazines, education, news, people

today is dedicated to gift suggestions (of french foods) for francophiles. you can find most of these online in the

Posted in food and drinks, products, shopping

talking about christmas shopping in france the other day made me really think, “OMG i still haven’t finished my shopping!”

Posted in books/magazines, daily life, music, shopping, tv and movies

coca-cola, the world’s largest and number 1 soft drink company, reported that it will launch a coffee-infused soft drink called

Posted in advertising & marketing, food and drinks, news, products, shopping

me: “what should i get the boys (my teenage nephews) for christmas?” my sis: “i dunno. get them something french.”

Posted in shopping, sports

from afar, looking at this poster on a french mcdonalds sort of gave me the impression that they had carrot

Posted in advertising & marketing, daily life, food and drinks, health, weird

in the eyes of people all over the world, parisians seem stylish, untouchable, well-groomed and sophisticated, but the northern french

Posted in advertising & marketing, paris, signs

click here to enlarge the photo no, that’s not a panther in mid pounce, it’s lulu. she’s running like a

Posted in history, lulu/dogs/cats, travel and places

i just found out about this music festival that looks pretty good (at least for me, for the fugees alone).

Posted in events, music

VLC is an excellent highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, avi, DivX, mp3,

Posted in games/software/tech, politics