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Monday, June 30, 2008

Ciao bello ... and come back soon!

Rob heads back to San Fran tomorrow so we're having a final drink and then dinner near his place on the rue Montorgueil.

After drinks at the outdoor terrace of L’Esplanade Saint-Eustache we checked out a couple of places very nearby (including a Russian restaurant that looks promising - especially in colder weather) but finally we ended up halfway down on rue Mandar, a few minutes walk north, at Dar Wafa, for a very nice and convivial Moroccan dinner.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Marche des Fiertés + Happy Birthday Regina!

We're off to take a quick look at this year's Gay Pride Parade (which takes off from nearby Denfert-Rocherau) then taking the tram east (a bit beyond Chinatown) to celebrate our dear friend Regina's big 5-0!

UPDATE: On the right a photo of Regina and the collective birthday gift we all gave her - a spiffy, red scooter to run around Paris! Optimo!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Fête de Musique 2008

The 27th annual Fête de la Musique will see us around 8pm near Métro station Avron to hear our Brazilian friends play at the French Kawa bar in the 20th arrondissement (go east one block on Avenue d'Avron to 6 rue Planchat) - hopefully we'll see (some of) you there tonight ... or elsewhere, as it promises to be a loooonnnggg night.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Only good luck...

"Gros Caillou Quartier d’Arts" association is holding their annual art event called "Jardin d'Arts" and this year there is a good selection of artists, including our friend Eva gathered around the theme of "Art Environnement".

As usual it takes place in the gardens surrounding the church called l’Eglise Saint-Jean, at 147 rue de Grenelle, in the 7th arrondissement.

The vernissage is tonight Friday 13 ( a good way to fend off any bad luck vibes) from 6pm until 9:30pm - the show continues tomorrow from 11am to 8pm. See you there tonight?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

La Ménagerie

This afternoon we did a short visit to the zoo at the Jardin des Plantes with our friends Anne-Marie and Christian. We especially enjoyed the orang-outans.

We also visited the expo about the atoll Albabra - very biodiverse!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Say "cheese", Pop!

Roquefort cheese.

The method for creating Roquefort cheese was discovered in Roquefort, France on this day in the year 1070. Which leads to a thought for my father who, unlike me, just loved Roquefort and, indeed, all bleus. He used to tell me, as I grimaced when he offered me a nibble, "Your taste is all in your mouth!" ... ¡Bendición , pai!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Out for a run

I've come across an aid for my running - the Google Map Pedometer at this address. An example of what I plan to run today is here. It may be of use to you other runners (walkers, hikers) out there - let me know.

UPDATE: Actual route run (using another tool) is below.

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