Monthly Archives: January 2014

Lost in Translation

Holiday decorations remain in the old city of Aix-en-Provence

Our first morning at IS-Aix language institute, we stopped in at Café Joseph across the street for a jolt of caffeine. It has added free WiFi service since our last stay seven years ago.  On the wall was the “mot de passe” or password.  Only the cafe had written “mot de passe = plug you…

Aix is but a snowstorm away

Depending on the weather gods, it could prove a matter of perfect timing. “I have a half teaspoon of herbes de provence left,” Kathy announced at breakfast the day after Christmas. “Just enough for the pork roast.” Just enough for us to board that airplane this Friday, first to London and then Marseille, France. From…