You don’t have to look very hard online to find a foreigner abroad looking for some of the comforts of home. Here’s where to buy American food in France. Everything from baking supplies to candy and even beverages.
Things seemingly don’t make any sense to my confused American brain. Including the location of French potato chips in the grocery store. But to the French? All of this makes perfect sense in French culture. If you’re looking for potato chips in France grocery stores, they’re not with the pretzels. Let me tell you why.
If you’re a foreigner and want to drive in France, congrats! You’re in for a fun time. Seriously though, driving in France isn’t that different from driving in the U.S., but there are some subtle (and not so subtle) differences that you should take note of to avoid an accident and major frustration. Here’s a quick list of what you need to know about driving in France.
It’s easy to find a million reasons why you should move abroad to France. But once you’re here, is life perfect? Of course not! Let’s talk about the hardest parts of living abroad in France.
If you’re new around here, you should know that I’m married to a pretty cool French dude named Tom. He…
A quote at the end of an article I read from a lifestyle brand that’s been a raging success, got me thinking. The article itself was super interesting and positive, and for some reason, the quote at the end left me feeling weird. And I didn’t know why. So to figure it out, I did what I often do when I feel that way. I walked the dog. Here’s the problem with fantasy worlds.
Making mistakes in a foreign language can be embarrassing but we all have our fair share of flubs. For example,…
What has shaped your identity and made you into the person you are? Maybe things like where you grew up, your career path, your role in your community, and the people in your inner circle. Identity is complicated. Living abroad complicates it further, but it’s not all bad.
Considering TAPIF. WAIT! Here’s my list of must-know pros and cons of the teaching assistant program in France along with some info about what it is exactly and what to expect. Not everyone’s experience is going to be the same so be prepared by doing your research on this legal way to live and work in France.
Hello! Tom’s here today with his latest installment of his series on my blog called Ask Tom Tuesdays. We’re taking…
French crutches and American crutches aren’t the same. Here’s how I found out about the differences and what each type is used for.
One of my readers left a comment that got me thinking. Julie wrote, “What is it about France that allows us to slow down and really appreciate the smaller things in life? I find I get excited about things that I wouldn’t even give a second thought to at home and I find myself doing things I wouldn’t think possible.” Why does France allow us to slow down and appreciate the small things? Or does it? Will a move abroad make you enjoy life more? Should it?
A company is nothing without effective customer service that actually works to serve the customer. Outdated technology, representatives that have…
You may have noticed I started doing Facebook Live broadcasts not too long ago. The response has been fantastic and I couldn’t be happier with the feedback I’ve received. Let’s talk about this Facebook Live in France thing and why I decided to try it out.
A morning walking around a French marché is time well spent. Whether you’re in a big city or a small…
I love checking out all the products and packaging and really do enjoy my trips to the supermarket. So to be useful today, I’ve put together 9 handy tips for grocery shopping in France.
Tom’s here to tell us about French workplace greetings and how they might differ from what you’re used to in the office at home. Or maybe not. Let’s get to it…
Most of the time, respecting the culture and doing the right thing are one and the same. Other times, it’s not so clear. As a foreigner, it’s hard to always know if you’re doing the right thing and if the way you’ve lived you life up until now counts in the same way it did back home.
Living abroad is full of surprises big and small. Let’s talk about some of these living in France surprises including culture, food, and stereotypes.
“Do you feel French?” someone asked me recently. I had to think about it. The question of feeling French is a complicated one and makes us think about our identity as foreigners living abroad. What makes someone feel French and how long does it take for this to change? Let’s take a closer look.