Monthly Archives: September 2012

Encore une fois — Part II (French)

I’ve taken a long break from blogging because of a serious outbreak of fun (successive visits by Toronto friends Keith and Kathy, closely followed by Dave and Donna) and then a burst of work assignments. Now it’s back to Radio … Continue reading

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Encore une fois — Part I (Thai)

Today, we travel back in time a couple of weeks, and also 14 years. Our tale begins with the planning of our recent journey to Paris to celebrate my wife Jan’s birthday on Friday, Sept. 7. Somehow, the time seemed … Continue reading

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People-watching at Parisian cafés

We now return to our regularly scheduled programming, concerning our recent trip to Paris. We apologize for the interruption caused by yesterday’s posting on lunch at Le Pont de l’Ouysse, but we figured that you’d agree that our feast was … Continue reading

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Beauty outside, and on the plate

We interrupt our previously scheduled posts on Paris to bring you a photographic essay on today’s lunch with our good friends Keith and Kathy at Le Pont de l’Ouysse, a Michelin-starred restaurant (and hotel) in Lacave. “Beautiful” describes the surroundings, … Continue reading

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What they’re wearing in Paris

Faithful readers will know that my wife Jan and I have just arrived back home in Daglan after a whirlwind visit to Paris, and no doubt are dying to know what’s being worn there these days. Let’s start with a … Continue reading

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Train picnicking

One of our Canadian friends who is about to travel on French trains for the first time  wanted to know about having a picnic on the train. He emailed me to ask whether you can, for instance, have wine. Bien … Continue reading

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Take the fast train to Paris

We are just back from Paris. Which is, by the way, the most photographed city in the world. (Based on actual count, by our team of Radio Free Daglan photo-counters.) So, what do you need to see? Actually, not much. … Continue reading

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