Monthly Archives: July 2011

Paris on the run

We’re now back in Daglan after a two-day, one-night trip to the City of Light to see   Toronto friends Michael and Anna — Michael having just finished a bicycle tour that shadowed the Tour de France through the Alps (and … Continue reading

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Shadows and reflections: Driving in Daglan

Scraped bumpers, broken wing mirrors and dented side panels are among the most common design features of cars and trucks in the Greater Daglan Area. It’s small wonder. In fairness to the village planners of the Middle Ages, it was … Continue reading

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We descend into pre-history

You may not know it, but the GDA (the Greater Daglan Area) is one of the crucibles of mankind. No kidding. In southern France and northern Spain, limestone caves provided homes to our ancestors tens of thousands of years ago, … Continue reading

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My Tour goes underwater

It’s now 12:30 CDT (Central Daglan Time), and I’m ravenous. One reason is that my wife is now preparing lunch — a spicy shrimp curry, steamed rice, and a tasty Indian vegetable dish called rasedar — and it smells great. … Continue reading

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My Spaghetti Pinerolo

It’s often been said that the French don’t really “get” Italian food. They overcook pasta, not quite believing that al dente makes sense. They clearly have no idea that Pizza Margherita is topped only with tomato sauce, white mozzarella cheese … Continue reading

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A winner!

The team at Radio Free Daglan was delighted to learn that we’ve just been given an Expat Focus Recommended Website Award. Expat Focus is a respected network that provides information and guidance to expatriates all around the world. Here’s what … Continue reading

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The two sides of Bodega

We had a Bodega in Daglan last week. No, we had no idea what that was either. We did figure that it was some kind of festival. Spanish maybe? Involving food and wine, maybe? Anyway, it was being held in … Continue reading

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