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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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    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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    4 Tips for Winter Fashion in Paris

    Paris is Fashion. N’est-ce pas? (“Isn’t that right?”) For visitors wondering what the Parisians are wearing these days, here are 4 tips for what to wear (or buy) in Paris.  These tips come from observations during hundreds of…

    December 30, 2015
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    Paris: Tossed but not Sunk

    Getting Lost in Paris One Friday a few weeks ago, I finished work a little early and started to wander around the center of Paris, soaking in the dreamy and romantic feeling I get…

    December 6, 2015
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    The Truth About French Bakeries

    Did you hear about the baguette shortage in France last August? None of it was true. In spite of the hype in the American news media that the French bakers would take the month…

    November 3, 2015