The cover of my local rag. The countdown commences for fags in France. At least in public. Just a few weeks left. The ban comes into effect in November. Cafes, bars, restaurants and nightclubs get longer to eradicate tobacco use – until January 2008. I’m still a relative newcomer to France – but it’s no joke, this is one stereotype that is true – there are a shitload of smokers in France. 30% of the population apparently. I gave up ten years ago. I feel a bit of an outsider. To celebrate stubbin’ out, here are a bunch of worth hitting French links,
- Rion – a photoblogger originally from NYC. Lives in Paris. Nice snaps.
- Agnes Poirier at Comment is free – I really enjoy her columns. A tight, entertaining writer. Try this one for starters.
- travelling… – a photoblog from the Paris underground. In the same vein as Express Train in NYC.
- Capitole webcam – the beautiful centre of Toulouse, a few minutes stroll from my gaff. That’s McDonalds directly opposite.