Thursday, January 24, 2008

Et voilà!

It looks like I will be able to post some stuff on Saturday from a friend's apartment with wifi. I'll try to get some pictures together. Right now, I have spent 45 minutes on line trying to find the name of Flaubert's steamship from 1849- for those trivia fans out there, it was "le Nil". Why I didn't write this down before I left is a mystery to me.

One bit of advice: when speaking to French people, if you don't understand what they're saying, just say "Ah, voilà!" and they will think you understand them. If you listen, about 30% of a French conversation is just the word voilà. I think they also use it when they don't understand each other.

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