Tag Archives: Life in France

Museum of the Middle Ages

Coming to France has really given me a new appreciation for the Middle Ages and a desire to learn more about the period. So to that end, last weekend I went to the Museum of the Middle Ages in Paris. … Continue reading

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That Time of the Year

It’s Christmastime in Paris! Many streets and avenues are decorated, and some streets really go all out. Vlad’s street, Avenue Bosquet, opted for simple white lights. The street across from Vlad’s apartment, Rue Cler, had blue banners that gave it … Continue reading

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The Best Discovery Yet

Before I tell you what I have discovered that has made me so happy, I need to give a bit of background. My favorite food is Mexican food, and in the US I eat it quite frequently. Ok, that’s out … Continue reading

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The Age Old Question

In this post I’m going to tackle the age old question – are croissants bread? It all started like this: I’m in Paris this weekend, and every time I’m in Paris Vlad goes to the neighborhood boulangerie across the street to buy … Continue reading

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Oh Say Can You See

What do you do when you’re an American living in Toulouse on election night? Well you go to Election Night Festivities of course! It’s an event put on every election year by various associations and because of my internship I … Continue reading

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The Suburbs Theory

Believe it or not, not all French people live in country chateaus or tiny (but charming!) garrets in Paris. Just like in the US, a large portion of the population lives in the suburbs. During my stay, I’m living in a suburb … Continue reading

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All Saint’s Day

Today is Toussaint, or All Saint’s Day, which honors the passing of all saints. In English, the day can also be called All Hallows (which is why yesterday is called “Halloween”, from Hallow’s Eve). In France, All Saint’s Day is a … Continue reading

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Sweet Tooth

This post could alternatively be titled “Why I’m Going to Get Fat in France.” I’ve never had a sweet tooth, I’m not a big chocolate fan, and I’ve never eaten a lot of candy. A candy bar can sit on … Continue reading

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Immigration: The Good, The Bad, and The Tramautizing

Today I had to go to the French Office of Immigration and Integration so that, along with my Visa, I can obtain my carte de sejour (residency card). Why someone who is only staying here for 4 months needs a … Continue reading

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Food in the South of France

I’ve decided to dedicate a whole post to what I normally eat here in France. People have asked me about it and I’m sure people who have never been to France are curious; after all, French cuisine is supposed to … Continue reading

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