Category Archive: General

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Feb 13 2011

no escaping… becoming Parisian!

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With friends in town who are Francophile but NOT Francophone, where can one take then for a night out? … Olivier Giraud’s one-man show ‘How to become Parisian in one hour’.

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Feb 10 2011

no escaping… capitalism, except perhaps (juste un peu) in France…

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A friend from London says she often hears her compatriots complaining (presumably after visiting France), ‘Why can’t France be more capitalist? You have to go to about five different shops to buy your headache tablets, your newspaper, your fish, your groceries, and your bread. It’s so inconvenient.’  The people who say this must be taking …

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Feb 02 2011

Yes you CAN escape the queues

I usually write about Paris as if all readers are familiar with it, know where to go, where to stay, have friends to visit who can show them around, and so on.  But what if it’s your first time? If I think back to my first time here, it was spent in great confusion, not …

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Jan 29 2011

No escaping fairytales…

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I’m in the beautiful Grand’ Place in Brussels, en route to my current escape to Paris

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Jan 03 2011

Just dying to escape the noise in (Australian) restaurants

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One evening just before Christmas here in Melbourne I had dinner with friends at a relatively upmarket restaurant in St Kilda. Not long after we had sat down, a group of about eight people came in and were seated near us. From then on, our dinner conversation was all but drowned out by the yells, …

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Dec 18 2010

No escaping… Australian Francophilia

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I’m certain that Melbourne is home to more Francophiles per capita than any other city in Australia, perhaps even in the English-speaking world. I don’t have empirical data for this, just a strong gut feeling. A shopkeeper only has to give her shop a French name and stock a few things French and the Francophiles …

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