France seems to have returned to normal after the rioting that took place in late October and early November of last year. We now seem to be into the government reaction phase. The proposal that received the most press is the one proposing to lower the apprentice age from fifteen to fourteen years. Whether this will have any real impact on the problems facing those in the cités, suburban housing projects, is debatable. As I stated last month education and training are not really the problems. The problem is finding a job.
Christmas in France
I am writing this on Christmas Eve so this ‘Christmas in France’ is about to happen. We mix French and American cultures, this year for the family feast we are doing stuffing as in Thanksgiving stuffing. We also mix the cultures around the Christmas tree not only do we hang stockings but we also put out shoes. Thus Santa Claus can put the presents next to our shoes, as is the French way.
New Web Sites
Over the last few years or so France has seen an explosion of low-cost airlines offering cheap flights to a number of destinations. Including Paris, the South of France and the Alps. The only problem is that these low-cost airlines use unknown regional airports. In response I have created three web sites: Beauvais-Airport.com, Bergerac-Airport.net and ChamberyAirport.net. Each is an ‘unofficial guide’ offering the visitor practical information ex: airport access, hotels, airlines …