Tag Archives: Christmas

My Airbnb Host from Talence and I

I said goodbye to Caroline, my Airbnb host from Talence, with mixed feelings. It was a mixture of shame, confusion and gratitude. I didn’t like Caroline in the beginning. My first impression of her was that she’s a stingy, divorced 42-year-old mom … Continue reading

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Holiday Greetings

I created this “Where is Martha?” holiday greetings a couple weeks ago for my family and close friends. Since I have received some interesting responses – from not being able to find me to seeing me in a sleeping bag (Seriously? I … Continue reading

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Movie on X’mas Day

Just as I have imagined, the city was pretty dead on Christmas day (and any Sunday). That’s why I was surprised to learn that the independent theater, Utopia Saint-Siméon Cinema, was open. I have always wanted to check it out not only because of … Continue reading

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Early Christmas Celebration in Bordeaux

I am renting a room through Airbnb in Talence, right next to Bordeaux. My host, Caroline, has family visiting from Paris and San Francisco for the holidays. So, she hosted a party last Sunday night (the 18th), and I was invited … Continue reading

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