The polar vortex hits Paris!
As the season is beginning to pick up, I find myself out of the city of Paris more and more often. With so much to see both in Paris and in the surrounding countryside, there is no shortage of inspiring and fascinating places to visit. Today I am going to talk about Normandy. The history... Continue Reading →
Tourism season has starting picking up here in Paris and with it comes a few new tours I have started doing. The first is storming the castles: a full day trip to the Loire Valley which includes visiting castles and wine tastings. The Loire Valley is a UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific, and Cultural Organization)... Continue Reading →
I survived the dreaded OFII appointments! For those of you unfamiliar with the French bureaucratic system the OFII is the Office for Immigration and Integration. The process (currently- it is constantly changing) involves two appointments: first a medical visit and then an administration one. The medical appointment was very efficient. I felt like I was on... Continue Reading →
Fall has officially arrived here in Paris. We had daylight savings end last weekend (Oct. 29), which means it gets very dark very early now. So maybe Fall is not quite so accurate, dare I say Winter has arrived? Either way, I get to wear scarves now which makes me very happy. Now my next... Continue Reading →
One of the first people I met here was my airbnb host's partner. It was a chaotic time for me, since I have my cat, Remy, with me and was a bit nervous going alone. When I arrived, this unknown man greeted me and welcomed me into the apartment. Of course everything everyone said to... Continue Reading →