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Back to the Roots: A French-Algerian Rhapsody Posted by on Feb 16, 2012

How long does it take to go on a roadtrip from Paris all the way to Algeria? Probably beaucoup trop longtemps (way too long)! But Hamdoullah (meaning “Thank God” in Arabic, as French-Algerians would say), the cool Uncle, aka “Tonton du Bled”, has fully packed his Peugeot 504 car with plenty of cadeaux (presents) which he bought from…

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From Colonial Conquest to Space Conquest Posted by on Jul 21, 2010

From la Conquête Coloniale (the Colonial Conquest) to la Conquête Spatiale (the Space Conquest), la boucle semble desormais fermée (It has come full circle.) Comment est-ce que cela est arrivé? (How did that happen?) La course à l’espace (the Space Race) between the United States and the USSR lasted almost 30 ans (30 years), from 1957 to…

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Un Début-Surprise du Mondial 2010 ! Posted by on Jun 19, 2010

Every Coupe du Monde has had its fair share of surprises and so-called “coup de théâtres”. But will this particular Mondial hold even more surprises for us than ever before? Consider these games; almost no day has passed so far without a surprising result: * Sud Afrique contre le Mexique (South Africa vs. Mexico), last Friday: 1-1…

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