Today’s article is written by Emilie, one of my friends who has often visited Amsterdam and who also took the photos in this article. Watch out, she’s about to make you rush off to visit the beautiful Dutch city ASAP!
As I mentioned in my article on Mauritian sausage rougail, I only moved to France as a young adult, despite being half French and having a French passport. I grew up in England before moving to Mauritius at the age of 11, where I spent 7 years, learning French in a French-speaking secondary school.
I went to the French region of Picardy for the first time a few weeks ago! I was lucky enough to visit the Familistère de Guise while I was there. It was such an original and historic place that I just had to write an article about it!
I step onto the platform after a four hour train ride, march through the station out into the street and admire the utter quaintness of the scene in front of me. Rows of little wooden rooves, crowds of shoppers flowing as swiftly as the water in the river below the bridge and a tingling in my toes explained in equal parts by excitement and the fact that I stayed seated for too long on the train.
This is it! The Strasbourg Christmas market.
I went to the Salon de la Création et du Savoir Faire (= DIY and craftsmanship show) two weeks ago!
I went to London last weekend! It was a (very) brief trip, and because I was visiting family I didn’t do much sightseeing but I did manage to see the Tate Modern’s permanent exhibit!
“By recognizing prostitution as a legal vice, we are degrading women and refusing to see the equality that must exist between male and female. This contempt for women is dangerous for moral and social order as a whole.”
Léo Taxil in La prostitution contemporaine, étude d’une question sociale, 1884