Eight days to go by Paola
… before leaving. Oooweeee!over 6 years ago
… a fabulous story unfolding here, even though, as I read this thread, I have to fill in a lot of blanks! (You sent me scurrying to Wikipedia to look up laïcité.) As for your upcoming trip, it seems that everything points to revelry, celebration, and reciprocal affection. I wish all of you joy. I’ll be watching for your reports.
Seemingly they worked. It was really about celebration and reciprocal affection.
And the awkward moments were actually confined to food (looking for the right inspiration to describe the frozen smile on my nazi-snob-foodie face when I was presented with a sweet potato something with marshmellows on it).
Seriously, now, I came back with many different impressions of the city, and I’m waiting for them to sink in before writing them.
The most powerful were about the Katrina aftermath, so I started with them.