Thérésa: Queen of Socca
Thérésa is a middle-aged woman from Nice who paints herself up each morning with bright red lips and blue shadowed eyes. She is a one-woman show, acting as hostess, waitress and cashier. Locals and tourists alike have given her this worthy title, which she proudly accepts, saying “It is always number one in my place.”
Vive la RepubliqueIn 2009 France and the United States are facing surprisingly similar problems—an unsound economy, high unemployment, religious differences within the population and assimilating a large, immigrant minority.
While the problems are similar, the reactions could not be more different.
Skiing on the French side
“Welcome to my office,” said Denis Liegeois, an instructor with the Ecole du Ski Français, or French Ski School, as he spread his arms and looked at the panoramic view of Les Trois Valleys in the French Alps. Liegeois has worked in the Alps for 28 years, specifically at Méribel Resort in the Savoie region of France.
Méribel resort is unique in several ways, from how it treats first-time skiers to the new technologies employed there. In the Méribel Alpina area, first-time skiers are invited to try the sport for free.