Monday, December 31, 2012

How to look like a French girl

It's easier to take pictures of people unaware with a small point and shoot camera. It was harder with a big DSLR but I managed. They didn't know that I was snapping their pictures.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

More cute things

 Bordeaux is not very big but it is not small either. It is like an arrondisement of Paris. It's very easy to visit and is very enjoyable. There is this tram that runs from the train station to the other end of town. Or it is easy to walk but at the end of the day it is better to take the tram. We stayed across the street from the train station.
France is still the most favorite of tourists. It is not difficult to see why. It is beautiful and the French people has such finese in everything they do. There's a cute vignette everywhere you turn, even at this bakery. I get very sad when I come home and have to store away my camera.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Lunch in Bordeaux

I'm amazed at the variety of foreign food in Bordeaux. We chose Asian street food for lunch. I had the Pad Thai or Thai noodles while Sophie had the Penang Laksa (Malaysian).They were both delicious.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Cute restaurants of Bordeaux

It was hard trying to decide what to eat for lunch. All the restaurants looked delectable.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

With the last rose of summer, I bid you a warm and merry Christmas. I'll be back after Christmas. I will be leaving for Nepal sometime during the second week of January. I just gave myself a Christmas present, an iphone 5. I'm going to activate global reach before I leave so I can keep in touch from Kathmandu. (maybe).

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas 2012

 Chritmas is a slice of home made fruitcake...

 Some mince pies....

A wreath on the front door.... and the family coming over for the Christmas day feast.

St Michel

Yards away from St Croix is St Michel. The town of Bordeaux is dotted with numerous old churches. This one has a church tower next to it.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Streets of Bordeaux, more

I like Bordeaux. It's so cosmopolitan, has great public transportation, great variety of food and lots of stuff outside the area to explore.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Old ethnic streets of Bordeaux

It was interesting to happen upon an ethnic area of Bordeaux. Here people from the former colonies of France living side by side with other ethnic people not from the former French colonies. One should feel completely at home in France. Like the US which is home to people from all the world, France is too. We have our Koreatown, Little Saigon, Chinatowns, and others from Central and South America. The rest of the world is scattered all over and in between. It's fun because it makes for culinary variety and I enjoy that.

St Croix, Bordeaux

Bordeaux has a few lovely old churches. St Croix is one of them.