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Gripped by Le Cafard

Marianne C. Bohr | Posted 10.09.2015 | Travel
Marianne C. Bohr

Seven weeks into our year of living in Europe, homesickness hit hard. We're suddenly in the clutches of profound melancholia, in the grip of le cafard. The French have an apt expression for homesickness (mal du pays), but I prefer another term: le cafard, literally "the cockroach."

Pilgrimage For Art And Food In The Midi-Pyrénées

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.08.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I am not a big drinker and ten o'clock in the morning is definitely not my idea of the best time to down my liquor. But here I am, sniffing and sipping a variety of Armagnacs with unexpected enthusiasm, ready to pay for it with a huge headache.