Monthly Archives: October 2017

Appreciating Lots of Things Including Feet!

Appreciating Feet!  Monday October 9 2017 This trip has been a lesson in how important it is to have working feet!  Being in a large city like Paris brings this necessity into high relief.  Doing anything or going anywhere for … Continue reading

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Parisian Sunday Spirit

Sunday Spirit Sunday in Paris is special.  One sees a lightheartedness, a disposition to play, that is not visible on regular days. Traffic is seriously diminished for one thing. People are strolling, often in family groups or in couples. Every … Continue reading

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A Community of Diners

A Community of Diners   After spending most of three days housebound because of my infected toe and the doctor’s warnings and instructions on how to care for it (crutches, no shoe, no pressure on the ground…) I was really … Continue reading

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Exploring Fast Food in Paris

Fast Food in Paris Really?  Isn’t Paris the anti-fast-food location par excellence? It turns out that Paris is not immune to the influence of ever increasing numbers of tourists, or the onslaught of fads imported from elsewhere.  The post office … Continue reading

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SOS Doctors

SOS Doctors There’s something about being away from home – engaging in unaccustomed activities, eating new foods, drinking different water, being susceptible to a place’s germs or insect bites…. Sooner or later minor emergencies happen, especially over a longer stay. … Continue reading

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Histories and Mysteries – Place St. Sulpice

Exploring New Neighborhoods – St Sulpice   Like most large cities, Paris is subdivided into functioning neighborhoods—communities containing all the resources supporting daily life.  It will take us years, if ever, to become acquainted with all of Paris’ neighborhoods.  Each … Continue reading

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Paris Surprises – What’s in a Name?

October 3, 2017  Surprises: Place de l’Estrapade   Paris is full of surprises, often where they’re least expected.  The other day, Nancy and I set off to revisit the haunts of our first shared visit to Paris in 2013, rue … Continue reading

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