After our financially educational tour of St. Tropez, I was ready and looking forward to returning to the normal world that is Paris…where expensive food was mandatory and worth every penny.I would much rather prefer to pay 100 Euros for a plate of delicious pasta and a glass of wine in St. Germain then a pizza margarita on the boardwalk in St. Tropez.We arrived via train and checked into our home for the next ten days…the fantastic George Sand Hotel on Rue Mathurins.This hotel was were the majority of our wedding guests stayed (including ourselves), so this was a return…

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I’m back in the world of blogging…woo hoo! Can’t you just feel the excitement and exhilaration?? Say yes! At least pretend… Well, I left the comfort of the Miami last Thursday to arrive in Zurich Friday morning to connect to Nice that same day to arrive and catch a bus to St. Tropez….oy vey! The traveling was not the best….I had a lovely business class seat en route to Zurich, and just as I was getting ready to order my first class of champagne, the rest of the people on board my flight got on. It is the only time…

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Well, I leave tomorrow…who would have thunk that I could survive for two months far away from my comfort zone…not I, said Pie (inside joke). And I have to say that this time around, I actually (dare I say it) liked Zurich. Once I started wondering around, I actually grew to really appreciate the city, the art it holds and the secret little pubs hidden in Old Town. Zurich is basically the “downtown” of Switzerland and the most modern…but even here, I couldn’t help by laugh at the old-fashioned way of life. There are a lot of things that I…

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Obviously there are many things about Europe that classify it, borderline stereotypically, as Europe. And for me, it’s not the food or the funny accents…it’s the music. Now I have been battling with the radio stations here since I arrived. I have learned to pick and chose my battles with the DJ’s….I mean, some old songs do need to be replayed (Roxette, The Look) but others….once they’re dead…they should stay dead, no? I mean…I don’t ever need to hear Ace of Base again. What’s also funny about the radio here is that people that have no career in the states…can…

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This question could be best filled with the following: money, love, happiness, the truth…but it is me who writes this and there is, after all, a fat girl that lives inside me and so the real question I must ask is: how far would you go for a delicious chocolate almond croissant? And my answer is: across the Atlantic ocean, two metros and six blocks out of my way. As my hubby and I left Roland Garros (yes, we are there almost everyday…no, I don’t insist on wearing tennis attire to mark our obsessiveness), we went out a different exit.…

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