>> Monday, January 21, 2013
Time flies like a rocket and the pace of life is fast and become faster all the time.
Digital appliances, computer , mobile phone have become smaller and compact but
yet I have become bigger in size. I am still in the mood of talking about food . It makes me craving for a nice cup of coffee. In the US I went to Dunkin' Donuts everytime just to get a delicious cup of coffee for a cheap prize. I had my coffee in Paris all the time without creamer and it tasted just delicious. I do not know if that is how the French people prefer their coffee but that how my friend made coffee all the time, black coffee.No milk or creamer. But one thing for sure, no life without coffee for the French, They are coffee people and the UK are tea people and they drink tea all the time. I have never had a cup coffee during my 2 years in UK . I ordered tea or soft drink all the time at restaurant and took tea daily. I do not why but I was a tea person at that time.
For today post, I want to share some photos I took during my trip to Toulouse, France. It
is just perfect to continue writing about food. Pastries are very popular in France. You
can find many pastries shops in Paris and all around France. There are many
varieties of pastries and each has its own unique taste. I like those that taste buttery
and melt in the mouth. If you are looking for sweet treats , Paris is the right
place. Other than pastries and patisseries, chocolate is another popular sweet treat in France . I bought a box of chocolate at supermarket in Toulouse and the taste was ecstasy and has very rich choclate flavour. I have never tasted any chocolate like that in my life. Each piece has different shape and taste.
As we know, France is the most ethnically diverse country in Europe. Paris has a
colourful mix of cuisines like New York city brought by immigrants from European
countries and France's former colonies from North and West African countries such
as Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Sudan and Egypt. If you a person who like to try out food
from different cultures, Paris is the right place. You can find many North African
restaurants in Paris offering cuisines like couscous and Mediterranean food and also
Vietnamese restaurants for their tasty and healthy Vietnamese soup dishes .
Today, I share photos of Toulouse. I visited Toulouse in 2004. I took SNF train from
Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport to Toulouse. SNF is a national railway in France with its
high speed trains proving services in France and to other European countries like Spain
and Italy. It took around 6 hours to reach Toulouse. Toulouse is the 4th largest city in
France after Paris, Marseille and Lyon and located at southwestern France. The city
bordering Spain just 100km away. Come to think of it t, I should have hopped a train and
visit Spain. Toulouse also know as " La Ville Rose" or Pink city for its redbrick buildings.
There are many universities and large populations of students here.
I hope it is not to late to wish everybody Happy New Year 2013. Life is short.