Tag Archives: France

la Carte de Séjour

We finally each have our official residence permit, called the carte de séjour. This is what we will renew every year until we will have been here five years, at which point we can apply for “permanent” status, and, citizenship … Continue reading

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An expat in Vancouver first impressions: Medical care

This week marked an important milestone in our move to Vancouver: use of our newly minted medical benefits card. Back in the U.S. we heard all the horror stories about Canada’s socialized medicine as broadcast far and wide in the … Continue reading

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The Shell

Around the 12th century the representation of the shell came to symbolize Christian pilgrims, or the pilgrimage itself within Europe to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.  Not being a scholar in these matters, I can only point to others’ research … Continue reading

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Cathedrals

We’re planning a trip to France. It’s been ages for me. And, pity him, my husband has never been to Paris. In my college days studying art history, I was a cathedral maven. Certain towns would end up on my … Continue reading

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