Due to a clerical error, my visa to MALI (Africa) was issued for entry a week later than anticipated.  I will spend an unexpected week roaming the streets of Paris.  What could be worse?!  From Giverny to Versailles, from the Eiffel Tower to the Tuileries, from Cluny to Notre Dame…  I will enjoy myself and live it up  before facing the heat, the rainy season, the mosquitoes; before heading to meet wonderful people, see lots of monuments and get through who knows what adventures in Mali.  I hope you will join me.  Look for daily updates to this year’s blog starting June 1, 2013.  ET