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About voyageur intrépide

I love Virginia, France, the planet and its people. I don't believe that GDP and Happiness are, at all, mutually dependent.

Père-Lachaise, Carnaval à Châlons-en-Champagne.

I spent Saturday morning in Paris with some old and new friends, visting Père-Lachaise, the famous French cemetery. Later, I was able to find some quality time with some lost contacts in Châlons-en-Champagne, where I encountered an amazing and inspiring … Continue reading

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Chaumont, March 10-12.

Photos taken from my recent excursion to Chaumont, a lovely city covered in speakers that blast music wherever you go. If there is one place in the United States that does this, please let me know. I would like to … Continue reading

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San Sebastian.

Jean and I take a trip to Spain with French Mom and Emanuelle. En route. La Iglesia. Oh, hey palm tree. Doubtless, a very important building. Streets in the old city. Lunch time and an overpoweringly social atmosphere, in typical … Continue reading

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Biarritz is a small coastal town in the south-westernmost part of France, on the Atalantic. It is known as the town where surfing first made its debut in Europe, and the crunchy-tasty-wave-riding culture is still alive and vibrant today. Quiksilver … Continue reading

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I can’t wait (for the weekend to begin)…

…so that I can start cleaning this disaster of an apartment and finish my graduate school applications.

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Thankful for snow.

It’s snowing! Finally, there’s a reason for being so cold! Thanksgiving in Reims. Le Village de Noël. The Christmas Village, a consumer’s dream! View from the apartment. Crunchy. Collège on gray skies, 2010. The neighbors. The courtyard. My apple tree! … Continue reading

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“Where’s my money?”

This article is the product of a great deal of lonely thought and conversation with friends, locally and back home in Virginia. I have avoided writing to this point for worry that the scale and scope of what I am … Continue reading

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