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Paris Holidays (12/01-31)

December 22nd, 2006 · No Comments

December in Paris gave us the opportunity to reflect on the cultural differences between the U.S. and France–since we were able to take a quick trip back home. Ny parents also came to visit for a second time, and we enjoyed the holiday festivities together. For photos, click here. Paris Holidays Kimberly After having spent […]

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Strasbourg (12/8-11)

December 11th, 2006 · No Comments

During the Christmas season cities all over Germany and France (especially in the Alsace region) explode with outside markets. They sell seasonal food and drink as well as regional & not-so-regional crafts. So, we set out for Strasbourg and neighboring Colmar in northern France for some Vin Chaud (hot spiced wine) and possibly latkes (potato […]

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Paris-month two (11/06-11/30)

November 30th, 2006 · No Comments

People ask us all the time, what do you guys do with all your free time in Paris. My answer, we don’t have that much…it all gets eaten up by French bureaucracy. Truthfully, we spent the month of November getting settled in our teaching jobs, showing my parents around our new home, and, yes, dealing […]

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Burgundy, France (10/24 & 11/6)

October 25th, 2006 · No Comments

After three hard weeks of work, we had our first vacation…got to love the French working system! For the “Vacances de Toussaint” we spent two weeks in Italy, but rather than fly or take the train, we decided to take a more leisurely pace and drive. We stopped in Burgundy both on our way to […]

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Paris-our first month (09/21-10/24)

October 15th, 2006 · No Comments

Our first month in Paris…what an adventure! If you haven’t already read Stephen Clarke’s “A Year in the Merde,” you really should. It’s great for a laugh, and should be required reading for anyone moving to the “City of Light.” Yes, there really is that much bureaucracy in France…and yes, you do learn to be […]

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