Archives for May, 2007

[photo courtesy of chaojikazu] The news about the man infected with a rare form of extremely contagious Tuberculosis (TB!) has

Posted in health, paris, weird

Too cute prints ads “Don’t let smells mix” for Brandt Refrigerators – created by ad agency, DDB, Paris, France –

Posted in advertising & marketing, daily life, products

“You cheer my heart, who build as if Rome would be eternal.” – Julius Caesar (63 BC – 14 AD)

Posted in cultural differences, paris, travel and places, weird

He wears a feathered Chief’s headdress (commonly worn by Native American Indian Chiefs), lives in a teepee without running water

Posted in travel and places

Festivals in France start to heat up in May then continue throughout the summer, but I’ve been on vacation (in

Posted in events, music, tv and movies, weird

I only ask because I now know a lot of farmers and “gentlemen” doesn’t really come to mind…

Posted in travel and places

Mother of 7 children throws herself under a train because her youngest daughter (19 years old) wanted to marry an

Posted in news, weird

It’s La Nuit des Musées (Museum Night) tonight, which means many museums and events all over France and Europe will

Posted in art/culture/design, cultural differences, events, music, travel and places

Moulins, France

Posted in photos, shopping, travel and places

[from Mike Collett-White at Reuters] “As far as opening films to the Cannes Film Festival go, Chinese director Wong Kar

Posted in events, travel and places, tv and movies

Having nothing to do with travel but everything to do with France (albeit a France from the 50s), I thought

Posted in art/culture/design, books/magazines, history, weird

Francis Cabrel‘ (one of my faves) is consolidating 30 years of his music career into 37 songs, 2 of which

Posted in music, people

Will you be traveling to Paris but don’t want to be bothered with taking the requisite souvenir “money shot” photos

Posted in paris, photos, travel and places, websites, weird

A Parisian pastry chef etoilé (he won the “Best Artisan Patissier in France” award) transplanted himself to Burgundy and just

Posted in art/culture/design, daily life, food and drinks

It all started chez Mr. Pott, the Potter. (Yes, that is his real name.) We were being led to the

Posted in daily life, environment, food and drinks, garden, health, nature, politics, weird

The French are notorious for known to lean toward consuming beef on the raw side, if not entirely raw (steak

Posted in cultural differences, food and drinks, weird

As many have mentioned before, the “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France” (The Most Beautiful Villages in France) should be

Posted in photos, signs, travel and places, websites, weird

Somebody give the president of France a box to stand on!! The first round of the presidential elections annihilated took

Posted in environment, people, politics

Someone must have read my blog post (or at least the comments from that post) exactly one year ago when

Posted in cultural differences, events, garden