Ice cream question to distract from awful Covid things… Does anyone have recommendations on how to keep your homemade ice cream at the perfect, smooth creamy consistency once you put it in the freezer??? Occasionally (rarely) I have leftovers after I make & eat it that I want to store for later but it always gets that hard crystallized texture :( Thanks and good luck with your QR!!
Zut! yikes! This was fascinating as a usual but it doesn’t seem to have a happy ending , other than a boule of ice cream! We are coming to Paris in late Sept. early Oct and dread spending a day searching for the QR code....... did you ever get it resolved? Of course, if you are in Paris then we would love to see you. Was going to touch base closer to visit but since i’m in touch now.... carpe diem. stay well David 💋
Too funny…and so true!❤️🇫🇷
Merci Beaucoup for the helpful information ❤️🇫🇷💙
I hope you can get it converted soon! I was jealous when all my US friends were able to get vaccinated sooner, but am now happy to have my passe sanitaire. I used it at the gym this morning for the first time here in Rennes. Because I'm vaccinated, rather than just using a PCR or antigen test, they unblocked my card. So now I can just badge in and not show the pass.
I am American, and USA vaccinated, at my house in France. While bureaucracy is everywhere in France, perhaps in smaller towns and villages there are just less people to say ‘non’ or maybe just fewer people that can say ‘out’. I understand that the USA CDC card information cannot be made into a QR for Europe (though they allow the Brits to upload NHS QRs. Just carry your CDC card. I don’t think the French are wanting to harangue Americans for being in France —- they are desperately needed to reboot the economy from the Rivieria to Normandy to Paris…. Everyone could use an infusion of tourist $$$$.
You tell a great narrative story, David but so sorry for your frustrations. Our family is looking for a visit to Nice in May of 2022. I hope COVID isn't an issue by then or at least not QR code.
Wonderful! A perfect description of the nightmare of bureaucratic frustration in two languages.
We have been trying to do the same. Our local pharmacist, asked us to return, she is looking into it. Seems it won’t take an American zip code, yet.
I regret messaging you with the same “hot tip” as everyone else!
Ughhh - mes condoléances. At least its gorgeous Paris you are having to traipse around.
Très intéressant, but so sad also. I hope things will be better in the coming months. For everyone!
I'm wondering if the restaurants & shops you frequent all the time and who know you by sight will honor your CDC card. We will have the same problem when we go back, but in our little village of 500 people, I hope the merchants and restaurants who know us will accept our CDC card. It will still be difficult to travel around France, however. I'm hoping the French government will come up with an answer. I mean, they want us to come back, they want the tourist dollars, it helps their economy. Why make it so hard?
Oh, that is too close to feel comfortable! The instructions for the photos for my new German passport looked almost exactly the same. I could get those photos only in the main post office here in Portland/ME, every other location, like pharmacies, doesn't offer this service anymore (thanks to Covid).
My hopes to be able to obtain a vaccination passport at a pharmacy in Germany, presenting my CDC-card, were slim to begin with, but I don't doubt I will experience the same repudiation as you did.
While staying in Paris for a few months I easily got my picture done at a metro station picture booth and down correctly, I was lucky. At least the ice cream shop allowed you to have ice cream without proof of vaccination!
Always enjoyable, David. Paris can be a complicated place sometimes. I do so enjoy your writing.