Five times five

Five things I did today:

  1. had amazing hot pureed pumpkin with raisins for lunch
  2. went to see Strasbourg railway station and didn’t like it at all
  3. wandered about one hour in a bookshop wishing I could spend 1000€ in cooking books
  4. listened for a good two hours to an Egyptology lesson by a visiting professor
  5. ate a smashed sandwich that spent way too much time in my bag

Five things the French people say that I find cute:

  1. voila (not really just “Here it is”)
  2. je t’en prie (= you’re welcome)
  3. grosso modo (grossò-modò)
  4. ça sera tout? (= anything else? When you’re shopping)
  5. Non, non, tu parles bien français (= you can speak french well. I love the way they lie.)

Five things that surprised me in Strasbourg:

  1. there are bikes everywhere but people have yet to learn not to get in bikers’ way
  2. there is an awesome Egyptology/Papirology department
  3. food is amazing
  4. italian students are not a majority
  5. there are tons of comics available in public libraries

Five things I’m looking forward to this week:

  1. a Mage: the Ascension session
  2. a bateau mouche tour for foreign students only
  3. daytrip to Nancy (maybe)
  4. finally recover from this flu
  5. jogging in the parc

Five alsatian foods that I’ve already tried:

  1. kugelhopf
  2. pain d’épices
  3. bretzel
  4. tarte flambée / flammekuche (!)
  5. foie gras (regretted this instantly)

…but I’m pretty sure I’d give my left hand for some mushroom risotto from mom right now.

Want!
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One thought on “Five times five

  1. “Travelling teaches more than anything else. Sometimes a single day spent in other places, gives more than ten years of life at home.” (Anatole France) it is true, is not it? 🙂
    I like your posts. Good luck my dear.
    Olya

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