Today started out early for me … like 5:30am to put together the last bit of packing. Admittedly, I’m not the best at packing light. Visits back and forth to France include shipping a few boxes by Fedex. It’s down to three 16″x20″ cartons each way. My […]
I’ve had a wonderful time in the U.S. with family and friends; and now it is time to continue my life-changing adventure in the south of France.
Lyon hides some of its best features out of sight, behind closed doors.
The “friends and family” tour through the Carolinas continues. Here are some of my favorite sights!
Just an hour down the road from Uzes, near Montpelier, is the beach resort La Grande-Motte. At first glance, it’s a bit like seeing a piece of contemporary furniture among French antiques.
When I was giving hints about moving to France and getting rid of stuff, the rest of the story hadn’t played out.
By now you know that some of the Barefoot Blogger’s favorite people in France are artists.
For all those ‘doubters’ out there who think the Barefoot Blogger will never learn French, here’s news.
“Why Did the Barefoot Blogger Move to France?” It’s time to answer a most-frequently-asked question: “Why did you move to France?” “Because I could” That might sound like a smug answer, and I don’t mean it to be taken that way. Yet it’s true. I’m healthy, my children […]
The French love bandes dessinées — drawn cartoons. We may call them “funnies” in the States but here they take the art form quite seriously.
There are a few musical events in my life that I will always remember. The concert with Stacey Kent in the Cour du Duche last night is high on the list.
French opera, performed live in New York, broadcast live at a cinema in Uzes — with French subtitles.
Oyster roasts, magnolias and Pat Conroy This must be the “South”… USA, that is. While away from my beloved France, I thought, perhaps, friends there and beyond might like to know how we spend time in the winter months in the southern states along the east coast. In […]
Favorite foods and travels 2014
Churches, Temples and Mosques
This time last year I was in Paris. Just thinking about again is a thrill.
Christmas in the beautiful village of Uzes, France.
Istanbul. A Turkish Bath For the last few weeks, Mon Fils and I have been walking in the footsteps of the ancient Romans: touring Ponte Gard, Carcassone and the amphitheaters in Nimes, Arles, Orange, and more. So it’s only fitting that we would give ourselves a Roman treat […]
In awe of the French Anytime I take a trip in France and walk among ancient Roman ruins, I am thankful to the French. In French towns and villages where the Romans used to roam, you can actually see, feel, touch and experience the places of the past. […]
Before I ever dreamed of living in France, I had this wild idea about visiting Nepal and Kathmandu