Friday March 30th, 2012


When you’re living in a foreign country, it’s very important not to be nostalgic. Constantly living in the same culture and background that you were living in before will keep you attached to your home country, keep you missing it more day after day, and eventually probably fall into depression (at least I know this … Continue reading

Thursday March 29th, 2012


In Lebanon we do not have presidential elections, we only have deputies elections, and then they will elect the ministers that will, in their turn, elect the president. In France they do have presidential elections, and they are taking place in April and May of this year. How do we choose which deputy to vote … Continue reading

Tuesday March 27th, 2012


When we first arrived to the city of Blois on Sunday noon, it was all empty; we figured it must be normal, the citizens will be having lunch and it’s not a touristic period so we might not meet a lot of strangers. We went straight to the chateau to start our visit; after all … Continue reading

Monday March 26th, 2012


I know I promised I will write you yesterday and tell you all about our week end in Orleans, but we arrived home very late and we were very tired. This week end was just perfect! No other words can describe the experience we just lived; it was two extra-ordinary days! It’s not just the … Continue reading

Friday March 23rd, 2012


You cannot believe what a nice weather we have had this week! The sun has been shining so much that you cannot walk for more than 5 minutes you will immediately suffocate and get dehydrated. We’re going to Orleans tomorrow, going to walk in the steps of Joan of Arc; so it’s an early sleep for … Continue reading

Wednesday March 21st, 2012


Today is Mothers’ day in Lebanon; not in France though, where it’s celebrated sometime in May. Today is also the first day of Spring, the best season of the year; not only because it contains my birthday and my wedding anniversary :P, but also because it’s the most colorful season (I already showed you the … Continue reading

Tuesday March 20th, 2012


While we were running to catch our train to Lille last night, the station, “Gare du Nord”, was full with journalists and security guards, all the passengers had cameras and were taking pictures of the person surrounded by this crowd. Of course we were busy looking for our train so we couldn’t stop and look who … Continue reading

Monday March 19th, 2012


Josephine Baker used to sing “J’ai deux amours, mon pays et Paris” (I have two loves, my country and Paris). Every tourist that comes to Paris immediately thinks this song applies to him perfectly: the beautiful buildings, the extraordinary monuments, the history in every wall, the number of feet that stepped on every pavement on … Continue reading

Saturday March 17th, 2012


I’m sure you have seen a movie with subtitles before, but have you ever seen a play with subtitles? We’re in Paris for the week end, and tonight we went to watch a Lebanese play (we thought it would be nice to encourage our fellow countrymen coming from so far to play in a foreign … Continue reading

Thursday March 15th, 2012


I know I talked about this before, but one time is not enough to talk about this subject: I think that the French post office is the worst in the whole world. How long have I been living here? 7 months? And during this period not once have I received my letters or my packages … Continue reading