Do you want a cafe?
Trip Start Feb 28, 2011
38Trip End Sep 02, 2011
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Last night I had my first encounter with the long evening dinners in France. The mother of the family I am staying with came home from work and I found out that she doesn't know any English. Two of their friends came over for dinner and they only know a little English. So to no surprise I didn't know what the conversation was about most of the time. I could get some of it through hand motions and body language, but I did regret not taking those additional French classes. The first course was sea snails. Dang, I'm afraid of the first thing they serve me -- I just want to fit in! I tried it, but I wasn't a fan. Then there was bread and pizza, followed by cheese and more bread, then pineapple
This morning I had a crepe with coffee at the house. Then their son came over and we went and had crepes for lunch (of coarse). Followed by coffee. Then we went for a walk along the sea, and then stopped for what else, more coffee. Their son is 18 and is going to New York next month for an exchange so he wants to learn more English. After getting home we then went to the market to shop for the evening's dinner. It is true that the French shop every day for dinner -- luckily I was with them so I could turn down duck. I dodged a bullet.
(I've included some pictures below. You can click on them to see the captions.)