Carolyne Lee

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Date registered: October 30, 2008
URL: http://escapetoparis.com

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

Author's posts listings

Jan 29 2013

no escaping Hemingway on the left bank

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The left bank is well known for its connections to Hemingway, and his A Moveable Feast is rich in descriptions of his life there, and the many cafes and other addresses he used to frequent, including Le Select where he often went for coffee in the mornings.

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Dec 18 2012

Père and Mère Noel bike ride

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On Saturday I noticed  a few people in red cycling into the square below my apartment. On closer inspection, I could see they were dressed as Père or Mère Noels, complete with beards, hats, and garlanded bicycles. They were gathering to take part in the annual Father Christmas bike ride, or Balade de Père Noel, …

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Nov 14 2012

Preparations for my next escape

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Australia’s own SBS channel has podcasts in French which can be downloaded. These are usually to do with French people or events in Australia, so have a local flavour.

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Jun 28 2012

escape the tyranny of distance… and maintain your French

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The great challenge for Australian francophones is maintaining our French, given our distance from France. Even with one or two trips per year, as some of us are able to make, there are still long fallow periods when we’re not using French for many months at a stretch. I’m always interested to hear other Aussie …

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Jun 06 2012

no escaping sexism…?

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But in France, one sees so much representation of female flesh in the large advertising posters stuck everywhere, especially on the walls of the metro, that I wonder whether lingerie football would have much appeal.

Then again, I could be wrong. I’d be very interested to hear the views of French men and women on this topic…

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Jun 06 2012

escaping the tourist trail in Paris…

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Passing through Paris not long ago, on my way to Toulouse, I needed a bed for a night, and stayed in a miniscule but lovely studio in a three-storey house in a street which my Paris friends later told me they had never heard of! It also seemed that tourists hadn’t heard of it, although …

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