Welcome to Wednesday’s other blogs! This week, Bread is Pain talks about the problems of weight gain and loss when living in France, while Kathy Stanford from Femmes Francophiles describes a novel way of getting to know Paris. Gwen Evans, guest posting on Like a Home in Paris, which features vacation apartment rentals in Paris, describes a wine tasting session in the capital. Thank you to my fellow bloggers!
Can Bacon be a Vegetable?
by Bread is Pain
“Mwah! Look at me, I am a big sausage!” I am walking through the room dramatically, landing hard on each of my feet. “Watch out, my fat sausage tread might bring the house down!”
“Quoi?” MB is amused but not sure why.
“What do you mean “quoi”,” I ask. “I’m a sausage person…obviously.”
“I don’t know what this is, a “sausage person”.” Read more
Free Walking Tours given by Parisian Volunteers
by Kathy Stanford at Femmes Francophiles
Always looking for an opportunity to combine practising French and to visit parts of Paris that I have not previously seen in detail I decided to do a walking tour of Paris with ‘Parisien d’un jour – Paris Greeter‘.
Contact is made through their website specifying what language you want to do the tour in, availability and interests. The walks are provided free of charge by volunteers who are all Parisians passionate about their city. You can however make a donation to the association if you wish. Offers for various tours of 2 of 3 hours based on your interests are emailed to you and you choose which one you want. The group is limited to 6 people. Read more.
Sipping on Saturday: French Wine Tasting class with Preston Mohr
by Gwen Evans guest posting on Like Home in Paris
If you are like most American visitors to Paris, one of the big pluses is being able to sample wonderful French wines at very reasonable prices. The downside of that is that it can quite confusing and intimidating when faced with so many choices — many of which are unfamiliar to us from the States. Add to that the fact that a lot of the wine labels have very little if any helpful information, and it’s a bit of a gamble when you are at the store. In my 20 plus trips to Paris I have tried (mostly at random) lots and lots of different wines, both red and white, and have never really had a bad bottle; for between 4 and 10 euros you can get some amazingly good wine. Even the equivalent of “2 buck chuck” here is a whole lot better than the stuff back home. Read more.