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The new normal (lol)
Day 15 into my new job comes an email from my boss looking for volunteers for a 7km women run inside Paris. I hate running, I really do,...
4 months into the french life : done ! I am in that phase where some of the french habits are fully back, some are in the process and...
The international move
I have been asked frequently why we decided to move back to France, why we left the USA, why now, why in France, why in Paris and so on....
The Come Back
I have been told more than once that coming back to your home country is way harder than leaving. So we thought that we could just...
There is something about the train in America. People love them : as toys, as holiday distraction, as leisure but not as a real...
The School Lunch
My kid is starting kindergarten / the real public school next Tuesday. Since we have seen both Michael Moore’s report on american and...
This week I found this interesting object on my table at the restaurant here in Mallorca (Spain) : an ashtray. I could not remember the...
The Personal Space
Are you used to cheek kissing people to greet them ? Time to quit and relearn the greeting techniques ! In America, people need space and...
The Exams (guest author)
Taking an exam in the US is a very different journey than what I experienced in France when I was a student there. Let's dig a bit To...
The Undershirts (guest author)
“You don’t wear an undershirt?” One of my coworkers asked. “Undershirt? What’s an undershirt?” I replied. My colleague’s eyes popped,...