Archives for December, 2006

I didn’t want the last blog post to be the last blog post of 2006. So, on a less grumpy

Posted in events

Ok, the title is a bit over the top but seriously, this is insane. At the same time, it doesn’t

Posted in games/software/tech, news, weird

Restaurant Window Display This is a display for a restaurant in Colmar. I wonder what their speciality dish is? Definitely

Posted in photos, travel and places

Want to go insane before the new year? C’mon, just to get it over with and out of your system

Posted in games/software/tech

Posted in events, photos

From the Deauville site: 9th CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL Noël au Balcon 23-31 December 2006 A stunning set of shows for all

Posted in art/culture/design, events, travel and places

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so?

Posted in travel and places

Real Chow Chows want Fake Deers Visit more animals chez Friday Ark

Posted in events, photos

The Christmas market in Colmar is a beautiful, authentically traditional Alsatian Christmas market that is not only an unusual market

Posted in cultural differences, events, shopping, travel and places

Posted in events, photos

Posted in events, photos

For what it’s worth, here’s a list of gift book ideas. I started this list way too late but it

Posted in art/culture/design, books/magazines, cultural differences, daily life, food and drinks, history, language, people, shopping, travel and places

Not related to France in the slightest but fun nevertheless! Winterbells is an addictive, winter/holiday-themed game and nice diversion when

Posted in games/software/tech

From The Times Online: “The Finns fed President Chirac freshly slaughtered reindeer at the EU summit on Friday night. Here

Posted in news, people, politics, weird

[Disclosure: I was contacted to write a short review about HotelReservations.com, so while this is a sponsored post, the opinions

Posted in reviews, travel and places, websites

Orange has teamed up with Apple and are offering to rent Macbooks including internet service for about 2 euros a

Posted in games/software/tech, news, products, weird

From The Guardian: “First Oscar Wilde’s tomb was defaced with hundreds of lipstick kisses. Then Jim Morrison‘s grave had to

Posted in art/culture/design, music, news, people

Que Choisir rules. Here’s the scoop from Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service: “A French consumer group has filed three lawsuits

Posted in games/software/tech, politics, products, shopping

Santa needs a gondola in Colmar By looking at the photo, you’d probably think that it was taken in Venice,

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I didn’t realize what actually happens to the letters little kids send to Santa in France until I saw this

Posted in cultural differences, news

This is so not related to France or anything French, but I do love to share a fun game whenever

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Every once in a while I try to post some useful travel information. Here’s one of them! The excellent travel

Posted in daily life, games/software/tech, travel and places

Too ingenious! I’m not sure why no one has ever thought of it before. Les Shoppenboys are guys that come

Posted in advertising & marketing, paris, products, shopping

“The city of Paris has decided to ban non-biodegradable plastic bags in large stores as of 2007, in an effort

Posted in daily life, environment, paris

Do you know where the Kingdom of Lesotho is? Then, I think you’ll get a better score on this game

Posted in education, games/software/tech, travel and places, websites

Not really my cup of tea because turkeys creep me out, but you might be totally up for it if

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Dated with Love

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Because last year the Fête des Lumières / Festival of Lights (December 7, 8, 9, 10) attracted nearly 4 million

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Free desktop wallpaper (aka desktop backgrounds) photos of Paris by Sébastien Mis are available on his site. There are about

Posted in paris, photos, websites

I can’t decide. Call it a cultural confusion breakdown. How can my brain dissect two opposite spectrum societies without it

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