Tuesday June 19th, 2012

Sunday was our last tourism day in the region: we spent the day in the city of Ghent in Belgium. When I went to Bruges a few years ago, my cousin told me that I should have gone to Ghent instead; it’s nicer and less touristic. I have been meaning to visit this city ever … Continue reading

Monday May 14th, 2012

In the past couple of weeks I have been in counter with three neighboring but very different cultures: French, German and Italian. This trip has allowed me not only to learn about new cultures a bit, but also to have a clearer idea of where the French stand in this world (it’s true that I … Continue reading

Wednesday May 9th, 2012

What? The vacation is already over? Nooo! I don’t want to come back to work, life and routine! I was happy stuck in Italy in previous years, learning and loving a new culture 😦 But what can we do, life has to go on, so we’re Back to the Future, trying to enjoy our last … 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

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

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

Sunday March 11th, 2012

As part of our tourism week end, we went with our friends today further up in the north of France, to a very nice village called Bergues. If you have seen the French movie “Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis” you will definitely recognize the place because this is where the movie was shot. It was a … Continue reading