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May 14th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Gisele and I (and 4 other Chinese women) are going to France, leaving this Thursday and coming back on Friday, June 7. (In case any burglars are reading this, Derek and Apollo will be staying at the house, so keep away!)

We land in Paris where we spend about 3 days, then go to Annecy, which is on the edge of the Alps and just over the border from Geneva, Switzerland. We plan a day trip to Geneva.

We then travel to the city of Tours in north central France. Gisele has spent many weeks in Tours on previous trips, taking classes at the language institute there, so she will show us around the nearby countryside.

We travel back to Paris, where the other women leave us, and then Gisele and I will go to Normandy and nearby areas for a week, before finally returning to Paris and flying home.

Gisele is the only one on the trip who speaks any French. I can read most signs and understand a little spoken, but not much. The French are notorious for their impatience with Americans who don’t speak the language, but a fluent Chinese woman is received well, so we will get along fine.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Donna // May 14, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Wish I was one of the 4 Chinese friends. Someday! Have fun and be safe.

  • 2 Richard // May 14, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Have fun. Sounds like a great trip. I wish we had gone to Normandy when we were there.

  • 3 Don // May 14, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Have a great time and bring me home something!

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