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First Impressions

I think we’re going to have a good tour. Now, if only we could find out whose chicken that is…

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Short Term Memory

Time to explain where the name comes from.

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Old Town Knockers: Part 2

Here's the second batch of door knockers from Old Town Alexandria. This batch has more of an ocean/nautical theme.

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Old Town Knockers: Part 1

Old Town Alexandria: If you were looking for DOOR knockers, you came to the right place.

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Current Assignment: Old Town Alexandria

What I'll miss most about Old Town Alexandria when I’m in Haiti – just walking around.

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Getting started with Haitian Creole

I’ve gotten a lot of questions lately about Creole, and since this blog has been shifting focus from Nicaragua to Haiti, I thought I’d share a short FAQ.

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Le printemps est arrivé

Spring is finally here. But I didn't enjoy it until this weekend. The reason – I passed my French test!

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Portland, je t’aime

Portland was like Brooklyn, but with nicer people and more rain. All the beards, bikes and small-batch local breweries you could want, except everyone was so friendly and the prices were incredibly cheap.

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Happy (belated) Crêpe Day

Last Saturday I went to a cooking class to learn how to make crêpes - in French! I don't think that crêpe-making will be on the final exam, but it's much more delicious.

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Cure for duck cold – Vietnamese pho

I learned a great phrase this week in French class: Il fait un froid de canard. Translation: It's duck cold!

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