The longer you live in France, the more you realize how certain things just make more sense. Here’s my list of things that make more sense in France.
You’re just in time for the next installment all about our canal cruise trip in Alsace. Today I’m talking destinations and be sure to scroll to the end to watch a fun video I put together of the entire trip!
Moving to suburban France introduced me to things I’d never seen with my own eyes. Some strange, some just different and some completely and mind-blowingly awesome. Cheers to new experiences! Here are 11 things I’d never done until I moved to France.
What are locks, how do they work, and what are some tips for operating one? Read on and be sure to scroll to the end for a video I made all about going through canal locks!
Seeing a new-to-us region of France from a different vantage point sounded exciting, so Tom, Dagny and my in-laws set off for our Nicols canal boating experience in Alsace. A DIY canal cruise is an amazing experience for anyone who wants to experience France’s canals from the water. Alsace was rural and beautiful.
Today’s post is a little intro to canal cruising in France. Here are some details from our canal boat in Alsace.
We took our very first hot air balloon ride above the town of Chinon and I’d recommend it to anyone. Be sure to scroll to the end of the post for a fun video I made of our ride. Let me tell you all about our hot air balloon experience in the Loire Valley!
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.
I’ve been in France for 4.5 years now and there are definitely a few reasons why I don’t miss living in the USA. Let’s take a look at a few of them.
The small town of Clisson in the Loire-Atlantique is one that comes to mind for me, and Tom, Dagny and I booked a hotel last Saturday night as home base while we explored the town.
Today I have a special post for you! A link up, to be more specific. Phoebe of Lou Messugo has given me the reins for the August All About France link up and I’m hosting for her while she’s on vacation.
Even if you consider yourself fluent in French or pretty close to it, certain situations will still send shivers down your spine (or maybe it’s just me). Situations like what, you ask? Here’s when the French language makes you want to run and hide.
Here’s part 3 of our Normandy river cruise with CroisiEurope. We made our way to Rouen and then finished up in photogenic Honfleur.
Thinking of moving abroad? You may want to read on for things to know before you move to France.
A place I visit weekly called Noz is a store that’s all about the deals on everything from food to housewares to wine and more.
Tom’s not working today so we took advantage of a local farmers’ market not far from where we live. Places like this make me happy.
We cruised from Paris to Honfleur aboard the CroisiEurope ship the Seine Princess. First stop on our Paris river cruise was Paris and Versailles, of course.
Learning another language to the point of being self-sufficient in a country where that language is spoken can be one of the most rewarding — yet frustrating — challenges of life abroad. Here are some frustrations of living in another language.
Next time you’re having a conversation with someone in French and one of these words below comes up, use the shortened form. Here are French words you can shorten.
Now, after being the newbie myself as a foreigner in France, I’ve majorly changed how I act toward other newcomers I encounter in daily life. And going to a Pure Barre class in Florida last month made that clear to me.