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An apple in any other form….

In Drinks, Europe, France, World Cuisine on April 14, 2012 at 11:14 pm
Apple fruit

Apple fruit (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

…..can it still keep the doctor away?

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Ding, Dong, Bell!

In Europe, France, Places, Travel on April 3, 2012 at 9:17 pm

The clock on the Notre Dame Church at Dijon, France.

Question of the day: How long did it take for the bell-ringer of the Notre Dame Church in Dijon to have a family?

Answer: 500 years! Read the rest of this entry »

A song of three cities.

In Belgium, Europe, France, India, Places, Random, Travel on March 24, 2012 at 1:05 am

I almost planned my next holidays listening to Jacques Brel’s “Bruxelles”. It made me so nostalgic for the city, that I almost bought my tickets. However, I have already been there twice and since we are unable to take as many breaks travelling in a year as we would like, we ultimately decided to go somewhere else. Read the rest of this entry »

Spellbound in Amiens

In Culture, Europe, France, Places, Travel on March 17, 2012 at 12:31 am

Amiens, a city in Northern France, on the Somme river.

Amiens. Most tourists visiting France don’t think of going to Amiens. Even if it is an hour and a half by train from Paris. Hell, people living in France don’t think of going to Amiens. I have no idea why we did. Not for very long though. We were there for a day on our way to somewhere else. Read the rest of this entry »

Say Cheese!

In Europe, Food, France, World Cuisine on March 4, 2012 at 6:32 pm

The display at our local cheese shop. The picture shows one-fourth of what they have on offer.

My friends think that since I am in France, my evenings are spent having wine and cheese. The French think I am awfully cool to have adapted to French cheese. I don’t understand either. I have cheese once in a while, mostly during holidays with my in-laws and frankly, coming from India, getting used to a bit of milk was hardly my biggest problem. Read the rest of this entry »

Museum madness!

In Baltic states, Europe, France, Germany, India, Places, Random, Travel on February 27, 2012 at 3:28 am

What do you think of when you think “Museum”. Chances are that if you are British, you would be thinking of the British Museum, if you are French, then the Louvre and the other 1,000 odd museums in Paris and if you are Indian, like me, Read the rest of this entry »

Squat!

In Culture, Europe, France, Germany, Places, Travel on February 17, 2012 at 1:13 am

A woman looking at the work of one of the residents of a squat in Berlin

The Oxford online dictionary reveals the following entry for Squat:

verb(squats, squatting, squatted)

  • 1 [no object] crouch or sit with one’s knees bent and one’s heels close to or touching one’s buttocks or the back of one’s thighs: I squatted down in front of him Read the rest of this entry »