Things I’ve googled since moving to France

As I am leaving Strasbourg in two weeks (Time flies doesn't it?!)  I am gearing up to write some  non-listy, serious articles for you.  I will FINALLY tackle a city review and talk about the Christmas markets, as well as do a guide to French universities.  If there is anything else you would like me …

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Mistakes I’ve made in French

I've been living in Strasbourg in France for almost three months now and still haven't quite got the lingo down to pat.  My biggest struggle recently is differentiating between similar  sounding words. Why do VERY different words sound familiar?! And, conversely, why do similarly spelled words sound so different?! (Just think of 'Through' and 'thorough'  …

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What to do when you don’t understand French and you live in France

I am currently living in Strasbourg as part of my Third Year Abroad, and have to say I've learned a jolly lot.  Here is my handy guide to ex-pats, erasmus students and au pairs who are now living with the cheese eating surrender monkeys... 1)  Don't know what the shop assistant is saying?  Just say …

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A beginner’s guide to internet dating

Hello, my name's Sia, I'm 21 years old.... and I use internet dating websites. ... are you judging me already?  Are you presuming I'm absolutely hideous or disgusting that I can't find any one in real life?  Do you think they simply don't work? Or... Have you considered it before but you're not quite sure? Although …

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A tourist’s guide to the Eurovision

Right guys, if you're in Europe it's the seventh best day of the year tomorrow!  (Obviously Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Eve, Halloween and your birthday come first, but NOTHING else does.) This is a night where parties sweep across the country, especially in fancy dress.  Copious amounts of alcohol are consumed, and …

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Things you SHOULDN’T do in Paris

1) Go the "back route" to Sacre Coeur by accident "Let's get off at this Metro station, it says the Furnicular up to the top is right there" - Arrives at a very run down metro station - "Uhm... let's just walk up here." - Continually walks up dodgy back streets- "... are we lost? …

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