Category Archives: Daily life|Travel in France

Touring France with Covid Vax Certificates, Nov 12, 2021


Many potential visitors to France were blocked when Covid raised its nasty head and drove much of the world into lock-down, and into an understandable panic over what we know and don’t know about the pandemic. France went through 4 waves of it and 3 distinct distinct lock-down phases, as did many other countries in […]

France COVID 19 Update

As everywhere else, the program to vaccinate the French population has primarily been a function of the availability of the vaccines. European countries, including France, opted to coordinate and channel their vaccine procurement efforts through a single European agency, and, for reasons we will not explore here, it fell far behind the USA and UK […]

Using Telephones in France

You have arrived in France, fully expecting your cell phone to function, but, for reasons beyond plausible explanation, it doesn’t. What are your options for using telephones in France? There are many. You can use the public phone cabins, which are sprinkled liberally throughout the airports, railway stations and the streets of Paris. Almost all […]