Jun 282015
 
Nos Amis Lyonnaise

Leaving friends and family last year, we hoped life would not be lonely. When you don’t speak the language where you are living, how can you make friends? We have discovered it is not so difficult. If you are open to encounters and accept invitations even when you are a little unsure. Early in our

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Montchat en Fête

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Jun 142015
 
Montchat en Fête

Although we are living in Montchat for only a short time, we have come to love notre beau village de au coeur de Lyon.  Every excursion down the shopping street or to the market is a delightful adventure. We were standing on the sidewalk the other day admiring the items in the window when a

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May 202015
 
It's a Big Small World?

In its 16th century, arcaded building and galleries clad in pink, the Maison des Avocats (House of lawyers) is a beautiful Renaissance building in Vieux Lyon, and home of the Musée International de la Miniature et Décors de Cinéma. The museum is the work of Dan Ohlmann, miniaturist artist and founding director. This museum contains

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Yay! A Holiday

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May 092015
 
Yay! A Holiday

It seems there is a holiday each week during May in France. Last week, it was May Day and even public transportation was shut down. You really have to plan in advance cuz grocery stores and everything closes! Yesterday we visited the beautiful town of Annecy. It was a busy day, walking more than 12

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Joan and Mel

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May 032015
 
Joan and Mel

We made some new friends, Joan and Mel. They are from the US, got rid of all their stuff, and are traveling kind of like us. We met just in time for them to leave. Introduced by a mutual acquaintance, we met over drinks a day or so before they were to move to Paris

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Apr 162015
 
Lyon, Déjà Vu, and a Birthday Party Too!

Back when we first began this adventure, we went to St Malo, joined by my brother Mike and his wife Kathy. While there we just happened to meet Nicolas, Lucie, and their 2-year old daughter Noémie. That meeting just happened to be much of the reason we are back in Lyon. Click here if you

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Apr 092015
 
My Terrace Afternoon

Sitting outside on the terrace of our apartment, I am in awe that we are living in Lyon France. For all the traveling we have done, even the 6-8 week stays in other French cities last year, this time it really does feel like we live here, and we only arrived a week ago. Chris

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Apr 082015
 
Home Sweet Monchat

In the 3rd arrondisemont of Lyon is a small neighborhood known as Montchat. It is here we found an apartment where we feel at home. Primarily a residential area, our flat is less than two blocks from the small, tree-lined commercial street Cours du Docteur Long. Montchat is far from the bustling center of Lyon;

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Jan 012015
 
Lyon ... Serendipity Strikes Again

We were only in Lyon three weeks. Didn’t know how much we’d like the place and we hadn’t even expected the Fête des Lumières. What an incredible four day event THAT was. Then it got really cold, and rainy. Shortly after that we both came down with colds that slowed us down for about a

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