January 2006 archives

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One of the great things to do in Paris is to wander. I’ll often catch a film, search for a monument, of just mètro to a far-off neighborhood…then walk. The 13th arrondissement of Paris is a real cross-cultural quartier. Part of it is the quartier Chinois, where there’s huge and small shops selling exotic Asian fruits and vegetables, as well as unidentifiable cuts of meat…

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Sometimes I feel like I must be walking around with a sign on me that says… “Even though it’s obvious from the way I’m holding it, I’m carrying a fragile dessert that I’ve spent hours making… …But please feel free to walk right into me anyways.” Yes, that was me trying to navigate Paris, tranversing the sidewalks and mètros of Paris, hoping to make it…

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Sleepy-eyed after a very long night of wining & dining, I crawl out of bed and pour myself a steaming hot bowl of café au lait and toast slices of pain au levain… The beginning of another year in Paris. I bring the bowl to my lips and take a comforting sip. MMmmm… I slather butter on my warm toast. It melts and forms little…

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