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Brigitte Aflalo-Calderon

Brigitte Aflalo-Calderon was born and raised in Rabat, Morocco. She now divides her time between France and the US where she became a US citizen on September 11, 2001. She is an artist through and through, not only enriching the world with words but also with her paintings.

The Islands of Venice, Italy

  Venice, the island jewel of the Renaissance, offers visitors more than high culture, a combative history and exquisite art.  A brief trip on a vaporetto (passenger boat) or a ferry from Italy’s mainland can lead to one of the freestanding islands within the Venetian Lagoon.  Despite the tourist trade, many of these islands have …

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Paris Museum Restaurants: A Delicious Pastime

When visiting a museum in Paris, it is good to keep in mind that Paris cultural institutions are also home to restaurants that are as delicious as their exhibits. INSIDER TIP: Reservations are highly recommended, not just on the weekend. If you are not fluent in French, I recommend using this website to make your reservations. …

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Celebrate The Moulin Rouge

In October 2009, Paris celebrated the 120th birthday of the most famous cabaret in the world, The Moulin Rouge (Le Moulin Rouge). It was an occasion for all of us to discover or rediscover the symbol of  Parisian chic. Unchanged as if time had stopped, Le Moulin Rouge stands proudly at 82 boulevard de Clichy in Paris’ Montmatre district, the same …

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France’s Southern Alps Snow Train

France’s Southern Alps Snow Train Touristic trains are a great way to discover non-mainstream France.  During the ski season, they take you to relatively lesser-known ski destinations—which means shorter lines at the ski lift. Every week-end from mid-January to mid-March the Train des Neiges, Alpes-Sud proposes to take skiers to 24 different resorts.  The train …

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Follow Brussels’ Many Trails

Apart from its famous mussels and frites, chocolates and waffles, Brussels, Belgium offers a range of attractions that many visitors may fail to fully enjoy. One way to discover the “European Village,” as it is officially nicknamed, is through its trails. The Green Trail For visitors and residents alike, there are many alternatives to driving a car …

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