Monthly Archives: July 2011

My Birthday in Champagne!

In July and August, Parisianers pack their suitcases and head out of the city for the all important vacance.  The metros and rues are now full of Frenchies dragging wheeled suitcases in full anticipation of their beach time in Spain, Corisica or Morocco (and this year more than others people are extra excited to exit Paris since we have…

Bastille Day and Beyond!

Why does time seem to elapse even faster in Paris??? At my advancing age (I turn a year older on Sunday! Yikes…and Yay!), this isn’t a good thing :)!  Well, I guess we should just all get use to the fact that I will continue to miss my personal goal of posting once a week….however, if…

Bienvenue a 7eme Arrondissement!

In The Toronto Star Weekly on February 4th, 1922, Ernest Hemingway wrote an article about living in Paris on $1,000 a year. In it he celebrates the robust exchange rate of the Canandian and US dollar compared to the franc…12.5 francs = 1 dollar.  His hotel cost 12 francs a day, his breakfast cost 2 francs…