I bought this wine based on its name alone. Again, I could whittle away hours in supermarkets here, laughing at the names…
Category: An American in Paris
Somehow I ended up in Paris. I even like it. But it’s sometimes counter-intuitive…
My New Favorite Chocolate Bar
Funny French Translation of the Day
“Pinball Machine” in English is << flipper >> in French.
The Eagle’s Nest?
One of the things I like about Europe is being able to travel by train. And given the train situation in California, I’m always surprised by how good they are here.
I took the picture on the right a couple of weeks ago on the return leg of a visit to CERN, just outside of Geneva. 296 kilometers per hour is about 184 mph.
The fast trains here are called TGVs. One of my big disappointments here, however, was when I finally found out what TGV stood for. Technologically Great Vision? Totally Groovy Vehicle? Nope. “Train a Grande Vitesse” — basically, “High Speed Train”. Yawn.