Dear Notre-Dame, I understand that only the pope is infallible and that his eyes can’t be everywhere, but the next time you’re printing up a poster to place in front of the most visited monument [...]
Section: The French
It was bound to happen. They were just waiting for the ideal conditions. On Monday September 17 those conditions arrived: a cool light breeze, grey skies, a workday, a change of seasons. And on cue, [...]
I normally speak to groups that invite me because they’re interested in the subject of my talk, whether some aspect of travel, wine, culture, writing or travel journalism. But at this recent event the group didn’t have any prior interest in France as far as I could tell, so I was unsure about the best approach to speak to them about the country where I live.
A Dane and an American walk into a bakery in Paris, one orders a pistachio crumble, the other a brownie. The baker says… Read this sad tale of French service in which the author is berated for ordering a brownie inefficiently.