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Traveling with Kids: Cherbourg and the Cité de la Mer


I had already visited Cherbourg for work a few times (more on that in a moment), but had never brought the family up to the edge of the Cotentin in Normandy to this port-town known as a one-time marine port … Continue reading

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La voyage imaginare d’Hugo Pratt – La Pinacoteque of Paris


I am late in posting about the last expo that I saw back two weeks ago. And, bad me, I didn’t post yesterday – I was flying to Montreal and mentally drained when I got here. Anyway, after long ado, … Continue reading

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Ungrateful s.o.b


I guess I am perhaps a bit of an ungrateful bastard when I am honest with myself. I mean, I live in a beautiful city. Just yesterday, during my dual-museum adventure, I walked past the Eiffel Tower, I visited the … Continue reading

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Apologies and living in a tourist trap


I have not been keeping up on my #postaday2011 challenge this past week so I wanted to offer a sheepish apology. It turns out that blogging every day…well it is really hard! I mean you gotta come up with something … Continue reading

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Club Med Villars-sur-Ollons – Part 2


This second and final review will cover Club Med People met and observed during our stay and then compare this club to other winter clubs and the other Club Med we stayed at last summer. Club Med People As one … Continue reading

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Drawings for my son


I never thought I’d have the need to become an artist but my four year old is forcing me into a corner. At this very moment, he is asking me to draw him a killer whale (an orca) and to … Continue reading

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(Last?) Fino’s Guide to the French – Issue #10 – Raves


“Comment voulez-vous gouverner un pays où il existe 258 variétés de fromage?” Charles de Gaulle. Rough translation: “How could you possibly govern a country where there are 258 kinds of cheese?” I promised to end on a positive note so … Continue reading

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Fino’s Guide to the French – Issue #9 – Rants


“The ideal form in the French mind of a movie queue is a half-circle” Michael Finocchiaro (2010) OK so this will be a short post with a few rants and I will OF COURSE do a post tomorrow with RAVES … Continue reading

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Fino’s Guide to the French – Issue #8 – Exceptions and opposites


Hopefully Humorous Observations and Occasional Tips in Dealing with the Gauls and Parisians Li exception verefie la riule (1322). [Varin, Archiv. administ. de la ville de Reims, t. II, 1re part. p. 324]. Rough translation: “The exception confirms (or validates) the … Continue reading

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No Froggies Today


Didn’t have time to write a post about Grenouilland today. It seems from my stats that it may not have been particularly missed. I’ll post one or two last entries in this theme and then let it die…unless popular uproar … Continue reading

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