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Bye, Nantes!

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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