Reims Cathedral

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The Cathedral Light Shows in France Before coming to France I had never heard of a cathedral being lit up with a color show.  Little did I know that even existed.  So when my amazing host family told me they would be taking me to a special cathedral lights show … Continue reading

Le Petit Pontoise, Paris

fois gras

Dining in Paris Something you have to try while in France is a traditional French meal.  Well… I have the perfect restaurant for you.  It is called Le Petit Pontoise and located nearby the Notre Dame.  I have to say it may be one of the best restaurants I have … Continue reading

Tesoro D’Italia

Panna Cotta

Restaurants in Paris While you are in Paris walking around seeing the sights and experiencing the city of lights, you are bound to wind up a hungry for a good meal.   Well do I have a treat for you!  Take the metro to the station ‘Poissonaire’ and find the Italian … Continue reading

A Belgian New Years

Belgian chocolates

Bleated Happy New years to everyone!  I have been so incredibly busy the past month I haven’t had the time to write about New Years yet!  But let me start by telling you, it was AMAZING.  So I wasn’t sure what I was going to do for New Years, all … Continue reading

Christmas Traditions in France

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Christmas in France Even well before Christmas you can start to feel the holiday spirit.  I was in Lille this Christmas and it was incredible.  With a giant Ferris wheel in the town square that played loud Christmas tunes.  A giant Christmas tree, and lots of other Christmas decorations too.  … Continue reading

The Typical French Family

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Life in France I have been living in France as a local for almost four months and in doing so have seen the inside operations and inner workings of French family lives. The mother One of the big things that other exchange students and I have noticed in France is … Continue reading

Pot-Au-Feu

Pot au feu

A Traditional French Repa I recently was given the honor of trying the traditional French meal Pot-Au-Feu (pot of fire in English).  It is a special meal that used to be a typical meal for the middle class French family.  However in the modern age the time and preparation it … Continue reading

Eating Escargot

Escargot

Escargot Considering the fact that I would be going to France for a year, I decided it would be a good idea to start getting used to eating meat.  Now I was raised vegetarian for 14 years of my life, by choice.  However while traveling around in Spain I had … Continue reading

French Private School

French School Classroom

French Catholic School So after a week of travel from Washington State to the VERY North of France I was jet lagged and tired and not even a full day after I finally arrived to my host family, I got the great joy of starting school…lucky me. I wasn’t sure … Continue reading