Tag Archives: France

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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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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