Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Little Quirks of French Living


 

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There is no denying that living abroad, wherever it may be, means experiencing a different culture, a different way of life and most importantly different social customs. After living in Paris for the last 2.5 years I have been able to accept the peculiar French habits, which seemed so foreign to me when I first arrived. Admittedly there are a lot of clichés that the French have had to endure which aren’t all necessarily true. But hey, we’re all given reputations, and lets face it, they don’t always come from nowhere!

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Paris Biking Itineraries


These beautiful first days of warm weather and sunshine bring all Parisians out of their winter hibernation in search of outdoor activities. In lieu of basking in the sun on a terrace with a glass of rosé, get your blood pumping and head out to explore Paris by bike!

Photo courtesy of: Eve Lavois

Photo courtesy of: Eve Lavois

Paris plans to become the World Cycling Capital and with the wonderful bike sharing system of the Velib‘ combined with our recent pollution issues, bicycles seem to be the best mode of transportation these days! Continue reading

City Escape | Mont Saint Michel


After almost 15 years of living in Paris, I have done some extensive travels to the various regions of France. So much that many people (including my husband!) could not believe that I had never visited the majestic Mont Saint Michel on the northern coast of lower Normandy. As we were spending a lovely long weekend in northern Bretagne, we decided to take the hour-long drive one morning to experience the beauty of the island before the heavy Easter crowds rolled in.

IMG_2027The island used to be a part of the mainland in prehistoric times and then over time, due to erosion and rising sea levels, Continue reading

Neighborhood Guide | 12th Arrondissement


What I love about Paris is that even after living here for several years it’s still possible to discover new areas of the city and their little hidden gems. I was excited to write this blog post because it meant that I could do what I love doing most – explore! I spent the weekend discovering, the somewhat lesser known, 12th arrondissement, which is one of the largest districts in Paris and home to the Bois de Vincennes and Gare du Lyon station.

 

I started my day with a delicious croissant from one of the best bakeries in Paris, Boulangerie Bazin. The croissant was light and fluffy with just the right amount of crispiness on the outside. Continue reading