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Hugos classiques, photo de http://www.ristoramagazine.ch/2014/07/quali-cocktail-beviamo-destate-eccone-5-da-non-perdere/ (en italien)

The Hugo : a trendy cocktail from the Alps

Fed up with the eternal mojitos or caïpirinhas? Good news: Latin America is not the only place where people know how to make sunny cocktails. Goodbye Cuba or Brazil: welcome to the South Tyrol! It was there, in the Trentino-Alto Adige, that the Hugo was born in 2005; a summer cocktail that quenches your Central Europe thirst, from Austria to Bavaria,…

Crise du CPE, Nancy, France, 2005 © Eurofluence

Why are French people always on strike?

A mystery for Americans foreigners watching us, a blessing for newspapers and an endless supply of topics for social scientists. On April 16th, 2009, the prestigious Time magazine asked again: why do French people like going on strike so much? After a more than two-week long strike at the SNCF, during the “baccalauréat” period and at the peak of the…

Progression des Alliés en Normandie

6 June 1944: the D-Day in 10 numbers

6 june 2014. Around one billion of viewers will have their eyes fixed on the little Norman town of Ouistreham where the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day will be celebrated. It may be the last decennial commemoration in the presence of the D-Day landings veterans, which give to this event a moving tone. A lot of ex-servicemen have already been gathered together since a few days on the theater of operations. That’s…

Emblème de la République italienne

Sixty eight years ago, Italy made the choice of the Republic

The 2nd of June is certainly the most important civic celebration in Italy. This public holiday celebrates this year the 68th anniversary of the Italian Republic. On June 2nd and 3rd 1946, Italians (especially, for the first time, Italian women) voted by referendum to decide upon the future of their country at a time it was devastated by the Second World War and two decades of fascism. Out of 22 millions…

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Top 10 of the finest squares in the world

A few months ago, LonelyPlanet published a list of the ten finest squares in the world.  Seven of them are in Europe and LonelyPlanet has ranked Krakow’s Main Market Square as the most beautiful in the world ! I already know the St. Mark’s square in Venice (n° 2, Italy). And the Plaza Mayor in Salamanca (n° 5, Spain). Most of all, I live proudly just a ten-minutes walk from the only French square ranked by LonelyPlanet : the Stanislas’ square in…

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A Turinese delicacy : the bicerìn

« Amongst the good things I experienced in Turin, I will never forget the bicerin, an excellent drink made with coffee, milk and chocolate, which is served in all cafes. » It’s the tasting memories that the famous French writer Alexandre Dumas kept after his Turinese stay in August 1852… Memories of the bicerìn, a small, hot beverage, very fashionable in the nineteenth century…

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