Bordeaux-USA provides to residents of Gironde the opportunity to share Franco-American friendship, culture and ideas through English-speaking events and our Library in the heart of Bordeaux. We can try for FREE to take part to one talk (Thursday evening 7:00 pm) OR one conversation hour (see 'Practice your English' tab).
. Anne and her North-American husband, Alexander Wilde, arrived in Chile in 1992, just after the end of its long military dictatorship (1973-1990). They lived and worked there most of the following decade and a half, until 2008.
Her talk will deal with her changing perception of the country over time and how an immersion in this national experience deepened her awareness of the marks it left on Chileans’ minds and their land.
Anne is a retired archivist and historian who was born in Bordeaux. Her life and work in Chile followed twelve years in the United States. She and Alexander divide their time between Bordeaux and Northern Virginia.
One cyclist, one bicycle for two and 8,000kilometers across Latin America. Colombia to Argentina.
I'm Simon from the UK and I will be talking about my recent six month cycling trip across Latin America from Colombia to Argentina by tandem bicycle (bike for two people).
Along the route I invited strangers to help pedal my tandem through tropical storms, deserts, over the Andes mountains, high altitude plateaus and everything in-between.
I will attempt to condense six months of physical effort, sleeping rough, incredible encounters, 8,000km of constantly changing culture and landscapes into a short talk, giving a snapshot of what life was like on the bike!