Mamnoon Restaurant, Seattle

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Modern Union of Middle Eastern Cuisines When walking around Seattle exploring the sights, one is bound to find themselves pretty hungry after a while.  So after a long time of walking around the Pikes place market, hiking up the hills, laying in a park playing cards in the sun; it … Continue reading

Le Petit Pontoise, Paris

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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

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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

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

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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

Lessons I’ve Learned From My First Month in France

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French Culture Today is officially a full month that I have been living in the North of France with my French family.  It has been amazing to fully experience France for the first time.  I have traveled around in France before, but actually living with a French family, speaking the … 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

Favorite Starting A New Journey

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Headed back to France! As I have mentioned before I have decided to be an exchange student this year!  After long and hard contemplation I decided on the country France.  I absolutely loved my time in France a few years ago and I have always wanted to learn French.  So … Continue reading