Tag Archives: france
March 20, 2015

10 reasons to ride the bus in Paris

When I tell foreign friends living in Paris that I prefer the bus to the metro, there is usually some surprise and admiration…and intimidation at using the bus system here. I didn’t use the bus until a few months after I settled in Montmartre because I also thought it seemed complicated. Making up my mind to […]

October 15, 2014

Making macarons in Paris & a peek into the Parisian home of a private chef

For many people Paris is a once-in-a-lifetime thing. A trip that is carefully saved for and planned for with a lot of expectation and excitement. What many tourists might not realize is that, while Paris is fascinating, historic and beautiful, it is also exhausting. You will walk for many, many hours in the city of lights, […]

June 7, 2014

7 Paris Instagrammers You Must Follow

Whether you are planning a trip to Paris, you are an avid francophile or are just plain in love with the city of lights, here are 7 of the best Paris instagrammers to follow, ones who will surely spark your passion for the most beautiful and most visited city in the world! Superchinois801 Always fantastically composed […]

May 24, 2014

How I got the competencies and talents card for France as an Entrepreneur & Blogger| Carte de séjour compétences et talents France

My journey to residency in France actually began in 1997 when I left Canada at the age of 21 to spend a year as an au pair in Caen. I learned a lot that year: about the French language, the culture and the history, and I also learned a lot about myself. I learned that I loved […]

April 18, 2014

Cheap Eats Paris: 10 Things to Taste for 5€ or Less

Paris is expensive only if you want it to be. Of course, there are things you will want to eat when you are here that may require some serious splurging. However, if you’re on a budget and looking for day-to-day delicious eats, follow this guide to cheap eats Paris for 5€ or less and discover the […]

April 4, 2014

Je suis Parisien(ne): How to live like a local in Paris

So you’re off to Paris. You are vividly dreaming of a glamourous French life, sparkling lights, cozy cafes and je ne sais quoi. But how on earth can you blend in, in this most fabulous city?  Avoid being a bumbling tourist with these tips on how to live like a local in Paris. 1. Rent an […]

March 25, 2014

Decoding French Coffee: Why is the coffee so bad in France and what should I order?

Oh la la! We all know the classic French clichés : croissant for breakfast, wine for lunch, baguettes & bad service but when you dig a little deeper into French stereotypes you will discover that in the country where cafes are sacred, the coffee is not. Coffee in France has a reputation for being la merde. Not […]

March 20, 2014

Finding a Paris Apartment Rental

It’s surely the #1 concern of travellers to this great city. It’s what I read about in expat forums and what I hear about from international students coming to Paris to study : Where am I going to live? How am I ever going to find a place to live in Paris?  As in many […]

January 10, 2014

A Taste of Morocco in Marseille: Place Lorette

Tucked in the side streets behind the Vieux Port, not far from the popular quartier du Panier, is a real treat. A specialty. A taste of Morocco in old Marseille. Place Lorette is a light and delicious brunch spot; sweet and savory and very welcoming. This is where you will want to spend a sunny Sunday […]

November 11, 2013

Gardens, Art & Soup: Things To Do in Marseille

Early in September I was sent on a lovely little assignment by Grown-up Travel Guide, which found me sat comfortably in 1st class on the TGV from Rouen to Marseille. Four fascinating and lux days in the European Capital of Culture! Gardens, art, caves, famous French fish soup and so much more were discovered on […]