Carolyne Lee

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Date registered: October 30, 2008

Latest posts

  1. The Paris Museum of Letters and Manuscripts — October 17, 2014
  2. Which ‘apps’ are best for learning French? — March 9, 2014
  3. escaping hotels — December 27, 2013
  4. no escaping Parisians — March 24, 2013
  5. no escaping crêpes, or ‘fat Tuesday’ — February 4, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. no escaping… the Paris gold ring scam — 25 comments
  2. escaping the tourist trail in Paris… — 5 comments
  3. no escaping… the red wheelbarrow bookshop in Paris — 4 comments
  4. Yes you CAN escape the queues — 3 comments
  5. Translating French bed linen… into Australian — 3 comments

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Nov 04 2008


‘SARAH PALIN piégée par un faux SARKOZY’ screamed Le Monde’s headline. But I’d already listened to the ‘interview’ myself, and read the story online, thanks to the Melbourne Age newspaper. It can also be found on YouTube. Devised by Canadian comedy duo Les Justiciers Masques (the Masked Avengers), the fake Sarkozy was played by MARC-ANTOINE …

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Nov 02 2008

Next French president to be a communist?

Campaign poster, early 2007

(Phrase of the week: avoir le vent en poupe = to be on the road to success; literally ‘to have the wind in the stern’) Could the next FRENCH PRESIDENT be a communist? This might not be as far-fetched as it sounds, according to a report I’ve just read in Le Monde, headlined (and please …

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Oct 31 2008

Why I’m starting this blog…

Ile St-Louis from Quai de la Tournelle

Seven reasons why I’m starting a blog called ESCAPE TO PARIS… 1. Ever since I was a child, I have loved France, and especially Paris. Born in the UK, where I lived during my childhood, I always felt that I was growing up on the wrong side of the English Channel. 2. I also adore …

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