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I never claimed to understand French very well. That's partly why I'm here in Paris: to study the language. And that's why, when  Mosaico World offered me tickets to a new spectacular, "On Achève...

Aubergines FarciesWhy are eggplants called eggplants??  Well, they got their name because eggplants used to come in only one color-white!  They hung from the plant and actually looked like eggs.  But there was a problem: when they were...

My wife, Linda, is in charge of reservations for accommodations and restaurants when we visit Paris.  That is because of her fluency in the French language and her extensive knowledge of France - all a result of...

It’s about four dollars—depending on the exchange rate today. If you know where to go in Paris and there’s a sale, you can buy a bottle of Bordeaux good enough to serve company for...

In June, we bid farewell to spring, the season when Christian holidays such as Easter Monday, Ascension Day and Pentecost Monday prolong weekends and ease us into summer.  I was thinking about these religious celebrations when I...

If sex is on your mind and you’re feeling experimental, France is undoubtedly the place to go if you’re a swinger. And swinging takes on many different forms and positions. There are more than 400...

Although France’s upcoming presidential election now is less than three months away and the American one is still two years down the line, don’t be surprised that they’re looking more and more alike. ...

There is a lot of concern now in France about l'insécurité.  I remember when I moved to Paris in 1991, I never heard of anyone being attacked. I will admit that there always has been, and...

Paris is known for culinary arts of all kinds, but one thing it has never been particularly famous for is spectacular Chinese food. Thus, when a Taiwanese friend recently told me that handmade dumplings...

The world is a big place, but when you are looking to settle down somewhere—and this time without work-related constraints—you tend to quickly eliminate certain countries because they are too remote or too cold...

Monday Gemini 21 May – 20 June Realization of dreams is within grasp for Geminis who dare to take the initiative  8.00 “Did you know that men use about 10,000 words a day, whereas...

We frequently receive requests from readers requesting help in choosing a cooking class. Some want to cook and most appreciate wine. And, what's wrong with that? Cooking classes are a great way for travelers...