Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Cry for Freedom in Paris

This afternoon I heard from my apartment window a loud noise.
What was it ?I had to investigate!

It was in fact the Tamils from Sri Lanka protesting about the murders in their country. They are crying for help and freedom.

An estimated 70,000 Tamils live in France. Yesterday, 20,000 of them turned out to demonstate in Paris in an attempt to bring the worlds attention to there plight.

Personaly, I think they are absolutely right demonstrating, and if I could, I would seriously advise President Sarkozy to help them .

This lady said that they were simply there to ask for help to
obtain freedom.

Friday, April 24, 2009

April in Paris

A spring promenade in the Champs de Mars.

This is me of course. Like the new hat?

Eiffel Tower

Bloomin flowers

More bloomin flowers.

A new friend

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Rue Cler - French Food in Paris

Without doubt - rue Cler is one of the most famous food streets in Paris, and its a 5 minute walk from my apartment.
In 1659 Louis XIV granted David Chaillou the first and an exclusive right to sell chocolate in Paris, where he continued to do so for the next three decades.

In France, a place where you buy wine (vin) is called a cave. This man was kind enough to teach me a few things about the quality of wine. Although people have been drinking wine for thousands of years the French still believe they invented it!

As you may know, the best bread (pain) can be found in Paris. One of the major brands is Poilane which is famous for their wood-fired ovens and can be purchased in a bakery (boulangerie).

France is like the moon. It has 340 unique varieties of cheese (fromage). My favorite cheese is aged Compte which is excellent with cherry jam.

I hope you enjoyed my first post and will be back soon with more about my life in Paris!

A bientot!