Imperia

We was on holiday at Imperia at the mediteranean sea. Moutain and sea meet there. A nice place. Here some photos and some impressions

Imperia harbor
fishing ships and yatch share the harbor
Let’s go and dream…
Imperia city
Cactus
Italian telephone cabin
It seem that infrastructure are not welle maintained. This jetty was distroyed by the power of the sea
The coastal road was closed due do landslide
Italy the country of pizza
Italian coffee machine. It does not need any filter any capsule or electricity. Very ecological
cappuccino

Map of rich people

The data comes from Knight Frank, a real estate and property consulting company. They publish an annual Wealth Report analyzing the property, location, and attitudes of the extremely wealthy.

We can see on this map that The United States of America is the country where we can find the most very rich people with more than 500 Millions

Here is top 10 countries

1. U.S. (North America): 1,830 people

2. China (mainland) (Asia): 490 people

3. Germany (Europe): 430 people

4. Japan (Asia): 390 people

5. Hong Kong (China) (Asia): 320 people

6. Canada (North America): 270 people

7. Switzerland (Europe): 250 people

8. France (Europe): 230 people

9. Russia (Russia): 220 people

10. U.K. (Europe): 220 people

I not the Switzerland have more very rich people than Russia or United Kingdom or even France.

Source

Tulipes festival Morges Switzerland

Set in the Parc de L’independence, just behind the beautiful Château in Morges, the annual Fête de la Tulipe starts this weekend and runs from 1st April to the 14th May. This leaves ample time for the different species of tulips (approximately 300 in total) to bloom (very much weather permitting, as cold weather can often delay this).   In addition to 120,000 tulips on display, other spring bulbs such as daffodils and hyacinths can also be seen at this beautiful lakeside setting.

Yellow revolution in France

French are not like german people. They like to strike. They are grumbler. Regulary they strike and make demonstration. In November 2018 yellow vest started revolt against tax. Was it a protestation like many ? No !! This is the first time than no political organisation was behind. No trade unions. Only midle class people who had enough because the french president Macron add too many taxes. End of november 2018 french president talk to yellow vest : I understand you but I will not change any thing. What want yellow vests in France – Less taxes – More public services – Civil assembly that will represent population – Referemdum – New constitutiom – More democraty Saturday 24 of november they demonstrate in Paris. They decided to continue each saturday untill the governement change.









My opinion with all this protestation : It looks like Ukrainian orange revolution. This strike is for more democraty. But France is not a democraty any more. Bruxelles and european treaty took sovereignty. Macron is more a german than french. He is always with Merkel. He wanted to give nuclear power to Germans. He already sold fast Train to German TGV (Alstom). His reforms are against the population.

How many kisses? Bisous? French greetings

In France when you greet a friend or a family member you don’t hug but you say hello with kisses.

Rule :

  • A man just give a hand to a man.
  • A woman can kiss a woman
  • A woman can kiss a man

Concerning the number of kiss : The general rule is 2. But as you can see on the map it depends according to the region. It can be 1, 2, 3 or 4. Personnaly I never see someone greet with 5 kisses.

If you kiss a friend, it means that you are a close friend. If a man shake the hand of a woman it means that the man or the woman want to keep a distance. But you have to feel it. The context is very important to know if you (a man) greet a woman with shaking hand or with a kiss. Never hug !!!

Concerning hug, slowly some people can start hugging. It is very rare but maybe this is influence of american films or english culture.

As a stranger, if you give your hand to greet someone you will never make a mistake. After a while if you are close and want to do like french, you can kiss. If someone start to greet you by kissing just accept.

Concerning the french language now when using TU and VOUS.

An other hard things impossible to explain is polite formule. Sometimes you have to say VOUS and sometimes TU. In the past VOUS was polite and TU casual but now it tends to be opposite. TU show a friendliness and proximity while VOUS shows a distance.

If you don’t know someone you can use vous, talking with a phone with someone you don’t know : use vous, in a shop use vous.

With your friends use tu. If you use vous with your friends, it is very rude and strange. It is like your friend is not your friend. If you start using vous and continue with tu, it means that you trust your friend and now you are closer.

If someone say vous, continue with vous, If someone say tu continue with tu.

 

Gruyère 1st of August

The first of August is the national day of Switzerland. I was at Gruyere a medieval and picturesque town. Maybe you know the cheese gruyere. It comes form that village and that region.

One event of that day is traditionaly playing Alphorn and playing with swiss flag.

 

 

The typic food of Gruyere is meringue with cream of Gruyère. It was really good sweet. Cow eat green grass of the Alp product quality milk and cream. Such dessert cost 9.90 Fr (10 USD or 8.50 €).

The village of Gruyere has really interesting building and architecture.

Some houses are very old. You also have a castle.

 

La Ciotat

La Ciotat  means The City in Occitan language. Situated at 26 Km east of Marseille (france),  this city has fabulous calanques and the highest maritime cliffs of Europe, with its highest point. All along the coast for more than 20 km La Ciotat and the sea have been closely linked since ancient times.

You should also take a walk in the Mugel Park and all along the trails admire the wonderful Mediterranean vegetation, and at the top the bird’s eye view of the city, the bay and the Green Islands.

 

The coast has meanly rocks and just little beach rarely with sand. The water could be very transparent. La Ciotat has an artificial sand beach because of its rocky location.

This Oliver tree has a trunc seperated in tree. It should be very old.

Yverdon

Yverdon is the second most important town in the Canton of Vaud. It is famous for its thermal springs and is an important regional centre for commerce and tourism.

 

 

The imposing main walls and their four towers were erected within a few years. The design of the castle followed the geometric characteristics used for castles set in plains

 

 

Walking in the center we can see very old house. This house was build in 1675 more than 300 years old