A few weekends ago on the beach in Jacmel we ate fresh lobster with fried savory plantains and pikliz, an amazing coleslaw type relish with hot peppers and cabbage. We also tried grilled lambi (conch), that reminded me a lot of octopus.
To me, the grammar structures are more similar to English than to French, so sometimes I find myself thinking of a phrase in English word order, adding French vocab and then saying it in Creole. Right, someday soon hopefully I’ll simplify the routine and just start with that last step!
Whilst in Quebec, David and I couchsurfed with three different fabulous hosts who gave us tours, taught us card games, and explained the crazy complicated politics of Quebec – all in French! Here in DC, we’ve hosted three different groups of French couchsurfers
What surprised me the most about intensive language study is how unsettling emotional the whole process can be.
Many apologies for my blogging silence over the last few weeks – j’étudie français – and it has taken over my life. At any rate, here’s a short recap of […]
If you think about it, Americans love public ceremony and putting others on the spot. Thus our obsession with reality TV where folks find out life-changing information (engagements, court adjudications, […]
For the first time since October, I have slept in the same bed for over three weeks! Feels good to be more stable and not living out of a suitcase. Beyond the apartment, reunions with old friends have made the move feel even more like a home-coming.