Author Archives: Mark

Picky Picking

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We arrived at the beginning of the grape harvest here in Bordeaux, and no sooner than the first week of class got involved in the action. Bordeaux Sciences Agro (the school I’m attending) has it’s own vineyard and winery in the Pessac area of Bordeaux called Château Luchey-Halde (click here).  It’s a full-scale (10,000 case per year) revenue generating operation,… Read more »

Settling Into Bordeaux

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So far, we really like Bordeaux.  It’s like a smaller, more relaxed version of Paris, with great bars, restaurants, and shops…and similar architecture and atmosphere.  But perhaps most appreciated, folks are really friendly and helpful.  It’s comfortable here. After all our prior travels, we someday wanted to live and immerse into another country, with a different mindset, language, and food… Read more »

Zürich and Geneva Switzerland

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It felt kinda strange…suddenly we were on our way!  Through all the preparations we hadn’t thought much about actually leaving. We were thankful the flight to Zürich was uneventful and we arrived with all our bags.  No small miracle nowadays.  We’re here for a couple of days to get adjusted and visit some friends.  From here, we’ll take the train… Read more »