My son Matthew Buie-Nervik, his bride and not quite two-year-old son spent two weeks in Europe for the Christmas holidays 2016. "We just returned the tiny Fiat rental car today," he wrote on Dec. 30. "We drove 3108 kilometers (nearly 2000 miles). France, Switzerland, Germany, Italy. A great trip." Photo essays: Paris, France. 2. Video clip... Continue Reading →
The Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, Lithuania, Denmark France, Norway, Iceland and Spain compete for second, to Trump's America First. Vanity Fair offered highlights.
A friend is staying in Paris, near the Eiffel Tower, and close to this memorial. He writes: "We are staying steps away from the site of a most brutal horror, the first major roundup of more than 13,000 French Jews (half were children) who were incarcerated in the Velodrome d'Hiver for three days without food... Continue Reading →
In the movie Chocolat (2000), a woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32x33l2sLe8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsZgpNqkmyc France's 4.5 million Muslims, eight percent of the popular, represent the largest Islamic population in the West. Some Islamic practices come in conflict with Europe's tradition of secularism, and even cynicism about religion, which results from a long and painful history of religious rivalry and conflict. France has the concept of "laicite," meaning the... Continue Reading →
Probably few adults would consider the idea of being surrogate parents to a gaggle of teenagers for six weeks to be a “glorious” and “idyllic” experience, but Lil and John Buie for decades recalled with the greatest fondness their trip to England and France in 1969 as chaperones to 18 high school students as part... Continue Reading →