Author- Faraz T Doan
From age 12, I dreamed about living in France! So many of my friends were departing Tehran, Iran for France. But, at age 15 and before the Iranian revolution, my destiny landed me in California. During my college years at the California State University of Sacramento, I met my dear friend Laurence while taking French. I continued taking French on and off in California and then in Seattle, my current home town. And after a long waited dream, I took my first trip to France in 1994 with my husband Paul!
Today, I work as a technical writer and designer in High Tech industry, and have never stopped thinking or dreaming about living in France. I thought I may retire and someday live in France, but retirement seemed so far away. So, in 2013, I realized that I want to travel, live, and learn French in France NOW! I spent 6 weeks in Vichy, studies French and explored France. That trip gave me the permanent travel bug. I have returned to France multiple times for 4,6, and 11 weeks at a time to study French, while immersing in the culture. Sharing my travel stories is my new passion.
Video and Film Producer- Laurence Uebersfeld
Born and raised in Paris, Laurence grow up in a family with an unmatched zest for education, travel and adventure. Laurence attended university of Paris and then traveled to California to expand her academic adventure. Today, Laurence, is a successful documentary film maker, who travels the world and produces beautiful stories. Laurence has contributed her ideas, photographs, and several videos of her beloved Paris.
Photography – Clelia Colledani, Paul Zievers, Faraz Doan. Laurence Uebersfeld
In addition to my own photographs, I am grateful to dearest friends Clelia Colledani and Paul Zievers for sharing their wonderful photos during our day trips and vacations together.
Clelia, a young Alsacien student from Strasbourg and a dear friend, has captured many beautiful and amazing moments of our trip to Normandy and Brittany, via her iPhone. She has a definite talent!
Paul, a retired Doctor from Seattle, is a part time residence of beautiful Versailles. He is a true Francophone, an avid traveler and reader. Paul and I have explored Paris and Surroundings. He has also shared many of his photos from exploring France.
I hope we continue to benefit from their beautiful work.
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