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Xiaolu Guo
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
A love story - cultural differences, misunderstandings and yes, I see what she is saying.
Su Tong
Binu and the Great Wall

Binu and the Great Wall

Binu And The Great Wall is a wonderful myth retold in the words of Su Tong, the author of ‘Rice’.  The myth of Binu and how her tears washed away the Great Wall have been passed down through the ages. It is a tale of hardship, brutality and undying love. Su Tong’s version of the myth, brings to the reader the harshness and brutality that led to the constuction of the wall and the terrible effects it had on the common people.

10 décembre 2007 1 10 /12 /décembre /2007 01:53
Since I was going to France, I thought I'd try to get to the Femmes pour le dire, Femmes pour agir conference - the disabled women association which is chaired by Maudy Piot whom I met in 2004 in Paris at a cafe philo evening. To my surprise, she asked me to say a few words at the conference. I am now worrying at what I can say - given that the programme looks pretty full and given that I have not schedule it in and I cannot change my Eurostar tickets.

I have been so busy I did not figure out how to get there - I found out the RATP website but do I have time to fiddle with the public transport? so I found an accessible taxi -
27/29 rue Raffet
Tél.: + 33 1 42 24 70 73 / Fax.: 0 825 18 77 56
Le transport adapté à vos déplacements.

Christophe (the ownner?) answered the phone and email very promptly and told me my relatively short voyage will set me back 48 euros each way from Gare du Nord to La Villette.

Well this is the price to pay I guess and to think that I moan about the prices of black cabs in London. At least he is available, the other people I tried
Aetas Services, they said they were not able to do it.

141 blvd Mac Donald, 75019
Tel:01 30 53 69 97 Fax: 01 34 80 94 58
website: www.aetas.fr
e-mail: aetas-france@wanadoo.fr

There is an Access guide to Paris with a book and a website  - http://www.accessinparis.org/ and there are accessible taxi guides there.

It will be easier if I use my fold up chair because it means I can go in any taxi,  but it would mean I cannot have the freedom to move as I would wish in my power wheelchair.
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