• On Coming Home & Moving to Paris: An American Expat in France
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    Welcome Home to the Everlasting Goodbye

      Returning home to the US means passing through Customs, and trying to avoid saying just how many chocolates I have packed as gifts in my suitcase. Sometimes it’s the longest line that hasn’t…

    August 16, 2016
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    On Love: One Step Forward, Two steps back

    It’s official! Today, I’ve lived in Paris for one year. I’m celebrating with a glass of Prosecco, and writing this article. Quite honestly this has been one super tough year. I hesitate to jump into…

    July 10, 2016
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    On Running, and French Drivers Licenses

    I started running the moment I got off the bus. There was no way I could make it on time and the email reminder specifically stated that appointments could be cancelled due to lateness.…

    July 3, 2016
  • Is Paris Safe attacks safety
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    Is Paris Safe?

    So many things come to mind when I think about this question, but everything leads me to feel safe and say YES! There’s a lot to think about that brought me to that statement. I…

    June 30, 2016
  • The terrace cafe at the Mosquee de Paris
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    Tea at the Mosquée de Paris

    I had seen the impressive white building with green tiled roofs from the outside, but never guessed I would ever go inside, mostly because as a non-muslim, I didn’t see any way I would…

    June 23, 2016
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    Minor Miracles in Moving Abroad

    Wow! I just bought eye makeup remover without completely stressing out or taking a million hours to decide what to buy. And this was a minor miracle in the life of this expat. I…

    June 13, 2016
  • How to / Survival Guide for the Paris transportation strike
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    How to Travel in Paris during the Strikes

    Travelers: Labor strikes are in full swing in France and your train has been cancelled. Welcome to Paris! You want to survive your trip to Paris during a transportation strike AND stay on budget?…

    June 1, 2016
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    April in Paris: Photo Essay

    So, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite photos from April. I’ve wanted to share more photos with you on the blog, but I hadn’t really figured out in what context…

    May 6, 2016
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    Filing Taxes While Abroad

    It’s tax season! And, you know what I’m doing? Filing my taxes. (Actually, I’m procrastinating filing my taxes by writing this article for you, but who’s counting… LOL) So, you think you can move…

    April 2, 2016
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    Success! Our Parisian Home

    Monday: We lost the Unicorn Apartment (Feb 15th) Although we didn’t get the “unicorn apartment” that we had visited, with its tall southwest facing windows and view of Paris’s finest architecture, the fact this…

    March 12, 2016
  • Transportation Strike in Paris, France in March
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    Strike Across France

    There’s going to be a big strike in France on Wednesday, March 9th. All of the newspapers are talking about it and the US State Department sent an email to all of the Americans…

    March 8, 2016
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    Finding Your Dream Home in the Heart of Paris

    We found the perfect one bedroom apartment! Remember the orange tiled kitchen I mentioned at the end of my last post?  Yes, that’s the one! It has four south and west facing double paned windows,…

    February 25, 2016
  • My dream Parisian Apartment
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    Finding an Apartment in Paris (Step 1)

    Our landlord is throwing us out. Well, not exactly. The landlord has put the apartment on the market, and hopes to sell it this spring. We have time to figure out our plan. Plus,…

    February 5, 2016