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Name That Nationality

One of the travel games I play with myself is “name that nationality”. People speaking animatedly with their hands? Italian. But that’s easy. Two men who harassed me at the ATM. Roma, or gypsies. Saw a woman give her friend … Continue reading

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Le Diner…adventures in Paris eating

A couple of days ago I was still dizzied by the tangle of streets near by my Left Bank hotel. I could never get there from here, even though I was always tantalizingly close. Perhaps more important, I couldn’t figure … Continue reading

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Adventures at the French Pharmacy

You can do this, Karen, I told myself. You can. So what if you’re embarrassed for a minute or two? A couple of weeks ago I had a procedure on my toe. Minor surgery…soaking…oozing…general blech…that I spared you the knowledge … Continue reading

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Decadence plus….where do I sit?

Today’s NYT story on assigned seating at parties….are you at the important table? Or behind a bush? The kids’ table? And who does those seating charts anyway? Brought back floods from a brief high-flying period of my life. A schmantzy … Continue reading

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Beloved green jacket….

First Nancy’s luggage went missing, then I left my new favorite green jacket at hotel D’Aubusson in Paris. Realized it on the train to Brive. Mon Dieu! Generally leave clothes in suitcases at hotels instead of unpacking, having left too … Continue reading

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