Home sick today from work and poking around the web, I followed a link to cautions about pickpockets abroad. A search for Paris pickpocket led to Virtual Tourist, a site with thousands of members worldwide sharing their experiences. After learning not to leave my bags unattended, to keep my hand on my wallet in the […]
Came across a pointer in the TextDrive forums to this very cool looking online lens rental service, ZipLens. I want to try out a fast normal lens, like this Sigma 30mm f14. It would be $25 for a week, and they’re offering $5.00 discounts through the end of the year.
English journalist Craig McGinty blogs about life in France at This French Life. Ironically, I found This French Life not while looking up travel information. No, it came up while while looking for advice on septic tank maintenance, and how nice that he’s posted information about caring for them in France, complete with local product […]
Might be able to call home cheaply with OneSuite. Current rates from France – after dialing a toll-free number – to the U.S. are 12.9Â¢ a minute. Not bad.
A quick list of links E found; have to close her browser, but don’t want to lose these. Marriott Rewards Paris Eiffel Tower News, a blog by a frequent Paris traveller A Romantic Paris Vacation Anthony Atkielski on Paris Fast Food Anthony Atkielski’s Paris FAQ
Behave, baby. Wikipedia’s list of French faux pas. Here’s one: “Like in many languages featuring a T-V distinction, addressing people with the familiar “tu” (like in Middle English thou) when they should be addressed with “vous” (_you_) is seen as derogatory, insulting, or even aggressive. Conversely, addressing familiars with “vous” is considered snobbish and introduces […]
In Paris, Photographing a City That Has No Bad Side – New York Times More Paris travel coverage from the Times. I plan to photograph that city.
More romanticism about Paris from the New York Times. Paris at night has the irrational power to trigger the imaginations of even ordinary folks. There are always Parisians who leave open the window shutters of their living rooms, allowing passersby to peek inside. The often high ceilings and tall windows offer glimpses of crystal chandeliers […]
Nice find, this: Language Courses from the U.S. Foreign Service, including text and audio files free for the download; apparently in the public domain, having been produced with American taxpayer dollars.
Seems we may be going to Paris in March of next year. Oh my. There will definitely be more on this to come.