Stingy French People?

This is kind of a funny article, i don’t mean to sound mean or to judge, but i guess one could say that sometimes i am kind of observational and critical. As you guessed from the title, i want to tell you a little bit about my gift giving experiences with the French folk here in France….

What’s So Good About France Anyhow?

I think we will all agree on one thing, and that is that France is not the most wonderful place in the world to live in. From rude people everywhere (supermarkets, government offices,etc), to dog poopy all over the streets, from men peeing all over public places, to only driving stick shift cars; it can…

MY LOVE FOR FRENCH SCHOOLS

I have said it before and i will say it again; French schools are the best thing about France, at least to me they are. Let me tell you why. Have you ever wanted your kid to have more than a mere twenty-minute or half hour lunch so she (or he) didn’t have to rush through…

French Dentists and Opthalmologists… They Cheap.

Oh my Gosh! The dentist, doctors, and ophthalmologists are sooo affordable in France. A few months ago, a friend who was also living in France had mentioned how cheap or free the doctor’s visits were; but back then, i found it hard to believe and thought that there must have been something else behind it. The…

Bra-less Ladies And Naked Kids At Carnon Beach!

The thing i love the most about the south of France is the weather! There is no way i would be able to get in a pool or the beach(if there was one) in frozen Paris in the spring.  But here in the Languedoc Roussillon region we have had temperatures as high as 24’c degrees…

Cannes La Bocca! The Best Beach In The South Of France

Last week my family and I went on a road trip from Montpellier to Monte Carlo~ Monaco. On the way there we stopped alongside the beaches on the cote de azur. All the beaches along the coast side were breathtaking, but none of the compared to La Bocca in Cannes.  La Bocca looks like a…

REGULARISED In France In Two Months After Applying

It happened! I was regularised in France after more than a year of waiting. Yes, i know i said it happened in less than two months but just wait, get comfortable and read on so i can tell you the whole story. NO LONG STAY VISA, THE SHAME! Some of you know that i had…

France And USA Are The Same….Who Said That? Pass Me The Snails!!!

Since the day i arrived  I began noticing many differences between the USA and France that i could fill a whole book with them; but in this short article i will only mention a few which i think are the most noticeable ones. From markets to pharmacies, from greetings to foods, the differences are in…

Why Saint Guilhem Le Desert Reminds Me Of Carmel By The Sea

These two towns remind me of each other so much even though they are so far apart; nine hours apart to be exact and in two totally and completely different countries. Saint Guilhem Le Desert is located in a southern part of France called L’Herault  and Carmel By The Sea is located just outside San…

Take The Bus To Montpellier? Why Not!

Yesterday I took the bus from Lodeve to Montpellier for the first time. I had never taken the bus or tramway in France, at least not all by myself so It turned out to be quiet an adventure. I was late, i had problems with the directions, and then with the tramway ticket but at…

What The Heck Is Lodeve? I Like It!

Lodeve, Where Is That? It is a charming small Ville in the south of France near Montpellier. I moved here about two months ago right at the end of summer. Even though is more windy now then when we arrived it still feels like summer. I love it here because the weather is the closest…