France Travel Journals And Articles

  • Of plumbing and phones

    TiffyB

    by: TiffyB

    created on: Sep 21, 2011 | Vannes, France

    (First: I am not really in Vannes; where I am - Auray - wasn't in the drop-down box, but Vannes is the closest. I actually went to Vannes yesterday!) 9/21/11 Foreign plumbing. When you think of exploring new lands, you don

  • What Does Being Comfortable Have to do with Going to France?

    TiffyB

    by: TiffyB

    created on: Sep 21, 2011 | Vannes, France

  • Au Revoir!

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    kamilaswerdloff

    by: kamilaswerdloff

    created on: Jul 25, 2011 | Boulogne, France

    Well, it has been a while! I went from Paris to Florence to Rome to Berlin and back again. What an adventure! I spent the night in a Milan train station, because Italian trains are notoriously late. Thank god for German ICE trains, because they, I have you know, are NEVER late. Anyway, after a not so comfortable night in Milan, I made it to Florence in the morning, just …

  • The Wind Comes Right Behind The Rain?

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    RandyLeGrant

    by: RandyLeGrant

    created on: Jul 02, 2011 | Connecticut, United States

    Why would I drag my family out to a place where it is an unbelievable 105 degrees each day, for summer vacation?  That is what this journal is all about.  Diamonds in the rough.  OOOOOOklahoma "where the wind comes sweeping down the plain."  Raised there also.  And so while I naturally want to see my family, I also want my wife and two younger kids to see where I grew …

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    GreenGreenTravel

    by: GreenGreenTravel

    created on: Jun 21, 2011 | Afghanistan

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  • Dancing, Challenges, and Literature

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    lburoojy

    by: lburoojy

    created on: Jun 14, 2011 | Nancy, France

    On Saturday night, my host mom had a dance recital with the community dance company. She was in 3 numbers. There were also several classes of very young girls performing, and then after the intermission, the ‘big girls’ classes performed. The whole evening almost felt like George School’s Dance Eclectic. It was more about celebrating movement, music, and creativity, than being the Russian Ballet. Every …

  • I Made It!

    lburoojy

    by: lburoojy

    created on: Jun 13, 2011 | Nancy, France

    After only a few extremely minor setbacks, I safely arrived in Jarville-la-Malgrange around 3:00pm. The whole journey started yesterday, and in a frenzy of packing, I learned that my flight had been delayed by nearly 2 hours. This meant that I would miss my train the following morning. After a little bit of stress, I was able to change my train ticket for a small fee, which …

  • Forget Spanglish; Try GermFrenchGlish!

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    kamilaswerdloff

    by: kamilaswerdloff

    created on: Jun 06, 2011 | Boulogne, France

    Forget Spanglish. Try GermFrenchGlish. It’s great. Especially when it’s your German grandfather speaking to Bernard, who also happens to speak a little German, and then both of them speaking broken English, with me trying to translate French to German. Wonderful! It was probably one of the funniest things I have seen. Bernard and my grandpa seem to have a lot in common. Enough said. Or as Opa would say: Mehr …

  • Notre Dame and Musée d'Orsay

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    kamilaswerdloff

    by: kamilaswerdloff

    created on: May 27, 2011 | Paris, France

    Today, my dream was fulfilled of walking through Paris while hearing accordion music. I will sound dorky and say it was magical. We stumbled across a charming little market on the way to Notre Dame; the Passage des Panoramas. It was inside, and went right through the buildings, spanning about three blocks (see pictures). Then we walked by another cathedral, and then by the Musée d’Art Moderne. The stained glass …

  • Battles, Proposals, and Soirées

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    kamilaswerdloff

    by: kamilaswerdloff

    created on: May 27, 2011 | Paris, France

    Today, I went to see Les Invalides, where I saw Napoleon’s tomb. I really enjoyed the lower floor of the museum, which was a history on Charles de Gaulle. It included a very heart-wrenching film, but then, I cry about anything if the music is sad enough. It was really cool because the exhibit was in the shape of a circle around the auditorium, and it was all glass walls …