October 20, 2019

The initial 6-month phase is behind and we could say that we are now back to some kind of steady state. But not really. This is weird, really weird.

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  • This is just the end of phase 1 : the logistic phase

These first 6 months have been quite hechtic wi...

September 14, 2019

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, like really. It started when I was 6 and I have been pretty consistent throughout the last 30ish years. No is not an answer. So I re...

September 1, 2019

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 some are just way too weird to be adopted again. 

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Category 1 : transition done / back to normal

  • Walking. Gone is...

July 20, 2019

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. Good questions. 

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Taking the driving seat

We are pretty good at improvising / catching opportunities...

May 31, 2019

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 pretend that Paris and France are a whole brand new destination and enjoy the pretend novelty.

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What makes my day (so far)

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January 13, 2019

There is something about the train in America. People love them : as toys, as holiday distraction, as leisure but not as a real transportation mode. Poor trains.

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Cultural choc

While you might picture america as high tech and high speed, you will soon disco...

January 5, 2019

Virginia is awesome and you know why ? Because we can find wine and beer at the regular grocery stores ! If you are french or virginians, you must be : ‘of course’. If you are from Maryland or Utah, you must like : ‘what ?’.  All states are not equal.

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January 1, 2019

How do you say ‘roadtrip’ in French ? Roadtrip with 2 french ‘r’… Roadtrips are American even if most of the countries in the world have cars and roads. On my way back from our second 2/3 weeks road trip, I could not help but share a few thoughts during our 16h train r...

November 22, 2018

Halloween is definitely not the best part of the year if, like me, you do not like to dress up, you do not like the scary spiders, skeletons and other wide range of decorations, you find that this is just another commercial thing to make you spend money  and you will e...

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