Bye, Nantes!

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After countless chaussons aux pommes and pains aux raisins, after catching up with family gossip, after welcoming a snow-free Christmas, off we go again!

I like Nantes. It’s my hometown, my “laojia” like Chinese say. It’s a cozy place where most of my family live and I know it by heart–the narrow streets, the cafés, the best bakeries and the off-the-beaten-track landmarks, the shops that closed years ago, the parks, the château…

It’s comfortable. It doesn’t change. Fitting into a vie française is easy, my Frenchness hasn’t been erased, it’s there, somewhere.

Yet I have another home now in Canada and I don’t think I would enjoy living in France full time. When I visit, I am a tourist. I don’t have to worry about work or money much. I take advantage of all the good side of France and I ignore the downsides.

I’d rather keep it that way.

Bye, Nantes!

You can see the complete set of pictures on Flickr.

Mark Feeding Me

Mark Feeding Me

Bumper Cars in Nantes

Bumper Cars in Nantes

Street in Nantes

Street in Nantes

Shop in Nantes

Shop in Nantes

Shop in Nantes

Shop in Nantes

In Nantes

In Nantes

In Nantes

In Nantes

Tramway in Nantes

Tramway in Nantes

Cobblestone Street

Cobblestone Street

Camera Shop

Camera Shop

People of Nantes

People of Nantes

People of Nantes

People of Nantes

People of Nantes

People of Nantes

Rain

Rain

Rain

Rain

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French woman in English Canada. World citizen, new mom, traveler, translator, writer and photographer. Looking for comrades to start a new revolution.

10 Comments

  1. We have had a lot of the wet stuff here in Angleterre too – but definitely makes a change from the snow in Canada!I love your pic of Mark feeding you. Hope your return flight is good x

  2. Great photo of Mark offering substinence – although it probably tastes not too pleasant! Wish you, Feng and Mark a very happy new year. Hope to read reports of Mark’s first ventures in to sunnier/hotter climes next year! You deserve a trip!

    Happy 2014 to you all.

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