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August 2010

How ice cream brings us together

I had a moment with the ice cream man the other day. Pascal and I have been getting on quite nicely--we ça va each other every time I wander up to order another cornet. But this time, I achieved what every ice cream seeker is secretly wishing for: a...
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Why I chose African over French cuisine

So my grand French foodie plan was to go to Marseille to taste its world-famous bouillabaisse, and then share its secrets. I’ve never tasted the classic French stew, and I figured it would be best to go to the source for the most authentic...
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Escape to the maritime city of Marseille

I’m getting a lot better at this spontaneous travel thing. When I found out four days ago that I had two days off from my waitressing gig in a row, I decided to take advantage of it and scheduled a getaway to Marseille. While Marseille is...
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A bit of fresh air and a garden of art

A mere nap ride on the bus, and I was suddenly surrounded by the sound of cicadas instead of waves and I was breathing in the smell of trees instead of salt water. St-Paul-de-Vence is only about an hour away from Nice on line 400 bus (and only 1...
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Next time your bus is late, don’t blame the bus driver

As the usual symphony of car horns started going off outside my window yesterday, I thought nothing of it. Saturdays are big wedding days at the mairie around the corner, and apparently, wedding parties honk their horns as they travel through town to...
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No way around it: it’s veggies for dinner

Even though my love affair with vegetables only began a few years ago, I’ve always been a fan of carb-heavy vegetarian dishes. Growing up, I don’t think I even looked at a menu in an Italian restaurant: it was always capellini pomodoro, or angel hair...
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Risks of going back: things change

The one thing at the top of my list for must-dos in Paris? Fromagerie 31. I had discovered this little cheese bar on Rue de Seine while studying in Paris during the summer of 2007. I fondly remembered being presented with a plate of five different...
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Modern art, right next door

Even though I think I’ve been fairly good about playing tourist while living the expat life, I’m embarrassed to say that it took me three months to check out the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice—and it is literally right next door to my...
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From sunrise to sunset

It's no secret that Nice is beautiful, but I thought the view of the coastline from the sea is quite striking--particularly as the sun rises and sets. Another bonus for taking the ferry, as long as you time it right! 1606...
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