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10 Little Known Facts About France

Posted on 19. Jul, 2011 by .

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Now that I have been living in France for a while, I have started to notice some interesting facts about France that make the French so… French. Want to know what I found out? Read on. 1.  No tipping Service is included in all restaurant bills. While it does feel weird to leave nothing on [...]

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France: The Bucket List

Posted on 23. May, 2011 by .

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Now that I have recently moved to France, I have had the time to go through my guidebook and pretty much highlight everything remotely cute and write notes in every section. Not that it would not be great to write down everything I want to visit, but for your sake, I summed it up and [...]

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My First Week-End in France as an Expat

Posted on 16. May, 2011 by .

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After a frantic week mostly spent packing, moving, crying and sleeping on my couch in Montreal, I finally made it to the airport on Friday afternoon, ready for my 7PM flight. Or at least, that’s what I thought. While I was checking in, I learned that my flight was delayed to 9PM. Oh well, I [...]

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The Challenges of Being a Couple Abroad

Posted on 03. Jan, 2011 by .

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I often say that I couldn’t have made it to Europe without my boyfriend. Moving there had been such a hassle that many times, I wanted to simply drop the project and curl up under my covers. But we were a team. My defeat implied his defeat. Although many things have not gone the way [...]

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Next time I return to the UK, I will…

Posted on 15. Nov, 2010 by .

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I lived in London for about a year in 2008. And while I keep excellent memories from my time there, I can’t help but feel like I’ve missed out on some things because I wasn’t prepared enough, and I was too naive to keep in mind that I would be leaving eventually. If I had [...]

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My 10 Favourite Things to Do in London

Posted on 26. Jan, 2010 by .

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I should warn you right away: I have unconditional love for London. Unquenchable, unreasonable, un-measurable love. I could easily list a thousand things to do in Llondon. But if I only had to pick 10… they may not be the top tourist things to do, but they all mean something to me, personally. Here goes! 10. [...]

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