Thursday April 26th, 2012


There was a strike of the public buses’ drivers in Lebanon today. The funny part is that it wasn’t really noticed in the country; since not a lot of people use the public transportation, with or without it won’t affect the working class much. There was a strike of the public transportation in Lille a … Continue reading

Sunday April 22nd, 2012


What a day! Or should I say, what a day it was supposed to be, but it wasn’t. Today was the first round of the French Presidential elections; as expected, the two favorites Francois Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy were  elected for the second round. In Lebanon when there are elections, this is the subject they … Continue reading

Thursday April 19th, 2012


I talked to you before about French words coming from English, and the English words very commonly used recently in French. But what I forgot to tell you is that there are also Arabic words used in French. I was listening to a guy explaining about pictures manipulations the other day, and he kept saying … Continue reading

Monday April 16th, 2012


What a sportive week end it was in Lille and for Lille! First on Saturday there was a new edition of “Nocturne“, a 10km walk by night (thus the name) that starts from Tourcoing at 9pm and ends up in Lille with a free concert for everybody (Sean Paul was invited this year, I didn’t know … Continue reading

Thursday April 12th, 2012


As time passes by, and the date of our departure gets closer, we’re living an inner dilemma: do we say good bye to the new tastes we’ve started to get used to by having them everyday, or do we start getting back into the old tastes and smells we’ve had since we were kids? One … Continue reading

Monday April 9th, 2012


We’re back from our long week end in Normandy. Unfortunately the weather was bad during the three days, but we were able to discover new regions anyway. In addition to being famous for it’s beautiful sites and cities, the Normandy region in France is famous for its beaches from where the Allies forces came into Europe … Continue reading

Friday April 6th, 2012


This week end is Easter week end; we’re going to spend it in Normandie, so expect another three days of break from me, and then another rush of pictures when we return 🙂 On Easter Sunday, one of the traditions in Lebanon is to play a little game with eggs called “Egg tapping“. The principle … Continue reading

Thursday April 5th, 2012


I was really busy during the last week so I could not talk to you. What have you missed during this period? Not much let me assure you. First of all we’re back to winter weather: it’s cold, gloomy and raining. Second I’m still waiting for my package to come by mail; it’s been 5 … Continue reading