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Tag Archive for ‘Foreign language’

French lessons, pandemic edition

Eiffel Tower at night

I’ve been taking French lessons for a couple-few months now in preparation for two trips to France this year (both of which have obviously been canceled, thanks COVID-19). Just a couple of weeks ago, my lessons revolved around fun, travel-related things: speaking to hotel desk clerks about my reservations, inquiring about train schedules, and the like. My most recent lesson however is yet another sign of the times. I did […]

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Palermo Street Market and Capuchin Catacombs

On my last full day in Palermo, a few of us decided to visit the Capuchin catacombs, which play eternal host to preserved and mummified remains dating from the late 1500s to its last permanent resident from the 1920s. At some point, some monk concluded that a place full of dead people wasn’t disturbing enough and decided to arrange many of the bodies in ways that suggest they’re still alive. […]

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