You have arrived in France. You go to the boulangerie for a croissant and see two friends bumping into each other in the queue, they kiss…Read More
Life in France
My insights into the cultural differences I encounter on a daily basis. Life in France may suprise you. It has suprised me in the best possible way.
My articles are broken up into four important categories; culture, language, food and lessons learned. Each contribute to my life as an expat and I hope you can relate and enjoy.
The lack of café culture, worker rights and kissing strangers. A culture of community is a huge part of life here in France and one of the reasons I am proud to call it home. The French genuinely value community and connection.
Everyone should learn a second language. After being here for almost three years now, my journey has been a long and diffcult one but the most rewarding thing I have ever accomplished.
How long does it take to learn French? No really.
I’ll break down what worked for me and what didn’t, to give you an honest opinion on language learning and why you should go for it anyway!
From offending French chefs to eating like a tourist. I have had the best and worst of what France has to offer. As a vegetarian the struggle here is real. Is France really the worlds number one foody destination? Well, that depends.
I have been through a lot since relocating to France and what is life without plenty of mistakes and a lot to be learnt from them. From losing my job, to accepting a new one. Using google translate to speak french and making plenty of faux pas – even using the phrase faux pas is a mistake over here!
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A travel and lifestyle blog. By me, Lydia. I'm based in Brittany, France and I am here to share an honest and informative account of my life here.