I wanted to take some time today to bust or confirm some popular American stereotypes of the French people. (Disclaimer: this is entirely based on my observations over the past 2 months and certainly does not characterize ALL French people!) Here we go: Yep, they really do smoke ALL THE TIME. Actually, no one I live … More MYTHBUSTER EDITION
When the proprietor of the little fruit and vegetable market across the street you’ve been patronizing recognizes you passing on the street Interactions with store clerks where they don’t automatically respond to you in English When your host mother tells you that you have a very good accent and then proceeds to make fun of … More 11 Things that Improve Anyone’s Day
About a week ago, a great friend of mine from school began her own Grand Tour of Europe and obviously correctly chose Europe’s best city to see first. That’s right everyone, the one and only ANNA McGRADY took Paris by storm!
re: Things Paris is doing better than DC. 8) Sales Tax And that would be because there is none. And at restaurants, the tip is pre-added, so what you see on the ticket is what you pay. It’s a beautiful concept.
That’s right, gang. It’s June 15 which marks exactly one month since I arrived (May 15) and one month until I return (July 15). Pretty crazy, right?! Since I now have lived in two of the greatest nations’ capital cities, I present to you the following lists to commemorate this momentously bittersweet occasion. Top Things … More ONE MONTHIVERSARY!
Visiting the Chateau de Versailles can feel daunting. There’s a lot of pressure to “do it right” and “avoid the crowds” and “avoid weekends” and “go early”…….oops. Our attempt to mix these words of tour guide advice with our college student sleeping habits led to rolling out of bed and to the train station by … More Delusions of grandeur