Life here in Besancon has been quite a...hmm... I am searching for the right word at this point - "adventure" sounds too positive and "trial" too negative. I think I will go with blunder....
France is different from America
That's right, no shock to you I suppose - but a bit of a shock to us... college educated (Phi Beta Kappa if you please) and all we thought we could navigate this without appearing like idiots too many times.
Boy were we wrong.
Blundering is the perfect word for what we have been doing.....
We plan to write these stories out later - this is only a tittillating preview...
The final volume in America - vomit, visas and vistas (NYC, Philly and DC)
The saga of the family cat (spoiler - she survives)
The quest to have heat (we survived many nights that dropped below 13 degrees (Celcius))
Trying to interpret - not French - but bus schedules (the propogandists want you to think they go anywhere you want to go, anytime- fact or fantasy?)
ET PHONE HOME
Do they really work a 35 hour week here? (not so far - only ab0ut 10)
Do the French believe in audience participation? (Andre' gives a talk at a conference)
What do kids do on Wednesdays when there is no school? (not sure yet)
Baguette, brioche and buerre (we don't know what a brioche is - but it starts with b and sounds yummy)
Are French rude and oversexed? (No on first, jury is out on second)
The Impossible Dream = Our shipment arriving from Philly
We are tired - did we mention jet lag sucks (for almost 2 weeks) and want to rest now but wanted to start this tonight.
Oh, we are all fine.
Missing all of you tons.