Travel weary in Europe

I’m tired. I’m worn out. I’ve hit my travel limitations. Is that even possible? I’ve logged a lot of miles in the past year and the last few months have been overwhelmingly busy as I prepare to leave Paris to live in the Bay Area again. My first year in Paris saw little European travel,… Continue reading Travel weary in Europe

An unexpected apology from Air France

(I wrote this a long time ago but forgot to hit the publish button) I flew from Paris to Bucharest yesterday on Air France. The plane was late coming in and the turnaround made us about an hour behind schedule. I didn’t really think much of it, hour long delays are within a reasonable period.… Continue reading An unexpected apology from Air France

My little chunk of the Paris ghetto

Frommer’s has such a lovely description of where I live in Paris. 12th Arrondissement (Bois de Vincennes/Gare de Lyon) Very few out-of-towners came here until a French chef opened a restaurant called Au Trou Gascon. The 12th’s major attraction remains the Bois de Vincennes, sprawling on the eastern periphery of Paris. This park is a… Continue reading My little chunk of the Paris ghetto