Archives for February, 2008

I guess it makes sense to say “happy hours,” afterall. (photo taken in Amiens, France)

Posted in daily life, nightlife, photos, signs, travel and places

From Timesonline: “Mark Boyle was a man with a dream. He was so convinced that a world without the evils

Posted in cultural differences, news, people, weird

Usually in the news, they say that the euro has risen to a record high, but I see it more

Posted in daily life, news, outside of France, shopping, tv and movies, weird

Since last week’s early release of the new movie (Bienvenue chez les ch’tis) about the particular group of northern French

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, food and drinks, Nord Pas de Calais, tv and movies

This photo is from a “fancy” bakery’s window display in Wimereux, a dingy yet upscale beach town in the north

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, food and drinks, shopping, travel and places

I grew up in the beach communities of L.A. so when strolling along the bike path or on the sand,

Posted in history, travel and places

Paris Prêt-á-Porter / Paris Fashion Week Monday 25 February 10.00 Atsuro Tayama Salle Pleyel 252 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré 11.00

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Already blazing throughout the internet, here’s a video of Sarkozy greeting people at the Agriculture Salon in Paris where he

Posted in funny, politics, weird

We’ve been in search for a gift for one of my friends, a Tintin fan. Tintin is not really in

Posted in travel and places

From “FRENCH President Nicolas Sarkozy said he wants to see French cuisine listed as a world heritage item by

Posted in food and drinks, news, people, politics, weird

I’ve been wanting to write about the toxic and polluted Rhone River that scientists are calling, “The French Chernobyl” but

Posted in travel and places

From Timesonline: “Venetians reconstructing a gold-covered barge used by the doges of Venice until it was reduced to ashes by

Posted in news, politics, weird

From the beach in Ambleteuse, France More: Friday France Photos

Posted in daily life, photos, travel and places

Just released! These Moleskine Van Gogh Special Edition Sketch Books are normally only available at the Van Gogh Museum in

Posted in art/culture/design, books/magazines, daily life, news, products, shopping

These heart shaped cheeses (it doesn’t say which kind of cheese it is) must have been leftover from Valentine’s Day

Posted in photos, shopping, travel and places

If you find yourself walking down rue Thiers in the heart of Boulogne-sur-mer (northern France) and don’t happen to see

Posted in daily life, food and drinks, shopping, travel and places

Click on the image to see the report. Related: 22,000 died amid delayed Bayer drug recall

Posted in news, politics

From reuters: Italian scientists say they have proved Napoleon was not poisoned, scotching the legend the French emperor was murdered

Posted in history, news, people, politics, weird

I had nightmares after I saw this window display at the Palais Royal Gallery…

Posted in paris, photos, travel and places, weird

From nyt: “He is a lieutenant so loyal that President Nicolas Sarkozy personally rewarded him with the party’s nomination for

Posted in news, politics

From AFP: “Mr Rude, a new Mr Men character with a French accent and a flatulence problem, is threatening to

Posted in kids, news, outside of France, tv and movies, weird

From EUROC: “Another unforeseen outcome of France’s smoking ban. That blue haze of cigarette smoke didn’t just add to the

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, funny, nature, news, weird

Margot Wallstrom, the communications commissioner (and 2nd in command in Brussels) recently said that she is fed up with the

Posted in news, people, politics

Make history where it counts: on the lips. In honor of Valentine’s Day (which is coming up right around the

Posted in events, news, paris

February 11, 2008 marks the 150th anniversary of when a young shepherdess, Bernadette Soubirous, encountered the ghost of the Virgin

Posted in events, news, religion

Posted in paris, photos

From euobserver: The French parliament has approved the new EU treaty, making France the first of the large member states

Posted in news, politics, weird

Me: Sweetie, why do French doctors make you take off your clothes even if you’re there for something like a

Posted in cultural differences, daily life, health, weird

From AP: This year, for the first time, expatriate Democrats can cast their ballots on the Internet in a presidential

Posted in news, outside of France, politics

If you stroll through the Palais-Royal in Paris you’ll come across the shiny metallic fountain sculptures of Pol Bury, which

Posted in art/culture/design, books/magazines, paris, people, travel and places