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Parisian Walks.

Parisian Walks. Any great city can be best explored on foot, and Paris is probably number one among them. Each time I find myself in Paris, for the first few days I am content to be in situ working or … Continue reading

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Speaking French

Speaking French in France. There is a wonderful Boulangerie five minutes walk away from Palaiseau train station on Rue de Paris. I remember it from previous visits to the area. It is open 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. daily including … Continue reading

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Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada. Quebec is a variation on an Algonquin word which means “the place where the river narrows”. The settlement appeared on the Saint Lawrence river probably in the 1520’s. The name was officially established in the very beginning of … Continue reading

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IN-BETWEEN STORMS.

Storms of varying intensity seem to be all the rage this summer. After a rather long hot spell we woke up to thunder and lightning, and watched a veritable deluge. As I used to tell our kids when they were … Continue reading

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MOTHER NATURE.

Nature has no bad weather. It does what it does without regard to human wishes and aspirations. Spring is the most beautiful season (for me), when everything wakes up after winter. All the trees go into blossom, there’s green grass … Continue reading

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PARIS MON AMOUR.

PARIS MON AMOUR. Once I emerged from St. Michel – Notre-Dame RER station, I took a few steps, saw all the familiar landmarks and immediately felt at home – at ease. Paris is beautiful in all seasons; in May it … Continue reading

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TULIP INN, PALAISEAU, FRANCE

TULIP INN, PALAISEAU, FRANCE. Tulip Inn at Massy-Palaiseau, France is a very nice residence hotel. It is easy to reach from Charles De Gaulle airport by RER B train, just be sure to check that the train goes in the … Continue reading

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