September 2016

Back in Black

Why Do All Those Parisiennes Wear Black? I am sitting on the 69 bus going from our place near Place Gambetta to the Bastille and looking out the window at the grey sky. You know how you assign colors to places? I assign bright blue to Marseilles in the south of France even though it …

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The Bonjour Lesson

The Bonjour Bullies and the Bonjour Drill What’s in a word?  A lot, if you consider one of the most important ones in the French language and that is Bonjour. Here’s what you need to know about Bonjour etiquette when visiting France:  if you ask directions of a French person and don’t preface your request …

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