Normandy: 75 years after D-Day

What I remember most about visiting Gettysburg is the mint chocolate chip ice cream I ate after we’d finished walking aimlessly through the grassy, Civil War battlefields dotted with information plaques. I imagined similarly dull days when my husband last month outlined his grand idea for us to visit the World War II D-Day beaches […]

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On how to win an argument in Switzerland

  While waiting in line at the bakery this weekend I witnessed one of the rarest creatures in this country: A public disagreement. It’s the second one I’ve seen in my nearly three years of living in Switzerland and the two were eerily similar. They both involved the unspoken rules of waiting in a queue. […]

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Dreaming of Paris

When I pictured my life in Geneva, it involved many many spur-of-the-moment trips to Paris since it lies just three hours away from us by train. I’m embarrassed to say we haven’t zipped off to the City of Lights as often as I thought we would, but often enough to almost satisfy me…I’m one of […]

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On the road

Last night we returned from a two-week trip across Europe with my husband’s parents. We saw four countries by way of planes, trains and automobiles. We took in art in Paris, the Alps in Switzerland, the Mediterranean in Nice and quite a bit of pasta in Italy. It was both exhilarating and exhausting, but the […]

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A weekend in Burgundy

I cannot believe so much beauty lies just two hours from Geneva and it took us so long to visit. This seems to be a common theme around these parts, which is why we’ve stuck closer to home this summer. To ring in my 31st year two weeks ago, we rented a tiny French car […]

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