It had been a long time since I'd spent quality time in Paris (I don't count last summer's forty-five minute train connections, struggling from the Gare Montparnasse to the Gare du Nord, hands full of suitcases, to be "quality Paris time"), so in November and December, I found excuses to take the train in for a couple of weekends.
One weekend in November, Jeff and I attended my third consecutive colloquium for English teachers in France. It's a rather popular colloquium, with presenters and attendees coming from several countries in Europe. Meeting other teachers from all over and learning about a variety of topics in English teaching is like a breath of fresh air, as there aren't many other professional development opportunities in France.
On a more positive note, here are some fantastic musicians doing what they do best at the Châtelet Métro stop.
Just before heading back to Lille, Jeff, his friend Shiana (our host), and I topped off the weekend with a meal at a delicious and reasonably-priced Indian restaurant near the Gare du Nord.
the encore which recaps the opening song.
Bisous de Paris!