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Old Jan 12th, 2005, 03:24 PM
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How do you get your "Paris Fix" ....

I've been home only a few days and I'm already missing Paris! I've eaten all the chocolate in the house and now heading to the champagne with my French Cafe cd playing.

What do you do to get your "Paris Fix" at home?



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Old Jan 12th, 2005, 03:26 PM
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I look at all my photographs from trips to Paris , listen to French music and plan the next trip!
Go to French movies, and eat French food...it sort of works
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Old Jan 12th, 2005, 03:37 PM
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And tell everybody at work about Paris and the future trip to it
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Old Jan 12th, 2005, 03:43 PM
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As above: organize the photo album, schedule a dinner with French food and make people look at the album , make notes about what you did and didn't do, and plan the next trip
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Old Jan 12th, 2005, 03:51 PM
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well, mine is not Paris but France. We e-mail alot but Paris is here in what I can see(film, goods, with so many shops who appreciate the goods out of Paris.
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Old Jan 12th, 2005, 04:01 PM
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Go to New Orleans and speak French with the waiters! We found a little restaurant with a tiny vine-covered courtyard off the bar. And a bartender who fancies Edith Piaf CD's!


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Old Jan 12th, 2005, 05:19 PM
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Or, go to Montreal and wander around and listen to people speaking French and pretend
elaine, how many hours til you leave?
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Old Jan 12th, 2005, 05:27 PM
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Immediately start planing my next trip. After my last trip (October)I realized I'd have to go at least once a year so I've signed up for French lessons at the Alliance Francaise- first class tomorrow night! I also try to eat at LaBonne Soupe (NYC) at least once a month. I always buy mustard and honey while in Paris and enjoy it often once I'm back home. And I daydream an awful lot!
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Old Jan 12th, 2005, 05:49 PM
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I bought tons of soap, shampoo and chocolate while in Paris so throughout the day there is always a reminder.

==Mike
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Old Jan 13th, 2005, 12:33 AM
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It ought to be possible to get French radio stations on the internet, not that I've ever tried..?

I have been known to listen to the BBC on the internet when abroad and homesick.
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Old Jan 13th, 2005, 12:34 AM
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http://www.radiofrance.fr
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Old Jan 13th, 2005, 01:32 AM
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I watch French tv - news, some talk shows (presented by some tres sexy French men), makes me feel a bit like I'm there now.
Read "Le Monde" on the internet.
Take private lessons twice a month.
Pick up French baroque operas whenever they broadcast them on tv and hope that one day I'll get to experience one of them live at the Garnier.
Plan my next trip, which will take place in just over 3 months. Yes!
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Old Jan 13th, 2005, 05:19 AM
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We always have a trip to Paris on the horizon and, when I am in need of a fix, I work on the next trip. When really desperate, we go to Patisserie Poupon in Georgetown, DC, about 3 blocks from home and have a petite dejuner Francais and buy some macarons to take home.
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Old Jan 13th, 2005, 05:27 AM
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Easy--buy a plane ticket. I'm leaving Saturday.
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Old Jan 13th, 2005, 05:37 AM
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"Easy--buy a plane ticket. I'm leaving Saturday."

I agree. The best way not to go cold turkey.
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Old Jan 13th, 2005, 05:57 AM
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I go to www.abcparislive.com and up pops the Eiffel Tower. Then I click on Outdoor sights and click on the first picture. I can see what the weather is and watch the lights sparkle on the Tower every hour starting at 11:00 AM or 12 noon my time. I leave it on my computer all day at work and flip over to it. That's my main "fix". And of course reading the posts of others about Paris.
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Old Jan 13th, 2005, 06:46 AM
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We talk about all the things we did while we were there, Laugh at the things we did wrong, but most of all
we know we're going back in may so we're planning our return and that makes us Smile.
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Old Jan 13th, 2005, 07:25 AM
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Books.. books and books.. movies when I can get them...Le Journal newscast on PBS at 6:00 p.m. I cook. Webcams are terrific. Get "France" magazine delivered. Get Adrian Leeds newletter everyday.. and of course, "here". THEN I daydream.
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Old Jan 13th, 2005, 07:31 AM
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SuzieC: What is Adrian Leeds newsletter?
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Old Jan 13th, 2005, 10:00 AM
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I post my stuff on Virtual Tourist (www.virtualtourist.com/beatchick) and watch French movies (I drive my kids NUTS! - "oh can't we watch Amélie again?", I talk about it with friends, I help people with travel plans.

Incidentally, Sally Fowler & I are among the Top 5 Paris tipsters on Virtual Tourist! Sally is NUMBER 2!! You all should go look at & rate her stuff to boost her to #1.
www.virtualtourist.com/shrimp56

You can see the Top 5 list here:
http://www.virtualtourist.com/vt/18308/

Go Sally!!
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