Tag Archives: France

Brigade de cuisine

Over spring break and again at the beginning of her summer holidays this year Alekka volunteered at the refugee camps in Calais and Dunkirk. She suggested we go there and help out for a few days on our way to … Continue reading

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Calais again

The automated ticket machine offered interesting choices for our overnight train journey to France. While I would describe us as adventurous, we do have our limits. Alekka and I opted for the regular couchette for 6 women in expectation of a quiet night. It … Continue reading

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Bonne année et bonne santé

Phase two of our tripartite winter holiday: New Year’s in Strasbourg. The weather was cold and there was snow on the ground. We sampled the things that France is famous for: great food, shopping, art The shopping district was beautifully decorated … Continue reading

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Joyeux Noël

From Dubai, Alekka and I flew to the Frankfurt airport where Andreas soon joined us from Cairo. We picked up our rental car and made a run for the French border. We got to Mulhouse in time to visit the Christmas market (vin chaud!) followed by a … Continue reading

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Lest we forget

Virtually every village in Britain, no matter how small, has a World War I memorial monument in the town center which once a year on Remembrance Day is decorated with wreaths of red poppies. In the UK you can can … Continue reading

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England to France

Yesterday we crossed the English channel by ferry, like we always do.  Andreas wanted to take the Chunnel train but I am not a fan of underwater travel. I seem to be in a small minority, because the port at … Continue reading

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