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Today it is Ganesh' birthday. Ganesh is the Indian god with an elephant head. Every year the Temple of Ganesh based in the 18th arrondissement celebrates his birthday by arranging a big parade. Your reporter was there. As I got nearer to the place where...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

Sometimes it just gets too much with all that French, and that is when I pretend that I am still living in the UK. Today I gave myself an English day. I got on the bus (not the red double decker) to get to the nearest FNAC, the book store, where I headed...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

On 25 August 1944 the German commander of the Paris region, General Dietrich von Choltitz, signed a surrender at Montparnasse station in front of General Leclerc and Colonel Rol. link Today, 25 August 2011, a commemoration was held at Place du 18 Juin...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

You most probably heard about Claude Monet; but did you ever hear about Fred Money (pronounced like his more famous colleague)? This weekend I stayed in Fred Money's house in Normandy. He happens to be the grandfather of one of my best friends, and right...

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Tag(s) : #Away from Paris

City people all over the world seem to do the same thing when a long weekend comes along: off to the country. Even if you live in the most romantic city of the world, you cannot wait to get away. After 6 weeks in Paris I decided to do as the Parisians,...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

Normally the local high street is busy until around 8 pm or even later: the bakery is serving freshly baked bread, the cheese shop exposes delicious goat cheese, the fishmonger tempts with shellfish and salmon steaks, the butcher sells his sausages and...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

August came to Paris with shops closed for the summer, loads of American tourists, rain, rain and more rain and a remarkable change in the reading habits of my fellow passengers on Line 13. I thought the change in reading habits was due to the fact that...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris

When a girl has to go, she has to go. Well, that depends... If your mother is a nurse, you are likely to have mixed feelings about public toilets, and you will probably go out of your way to wait until you get home. Until the day that I just could not...

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Tag(s) : #Living in Paris