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Desperately Seeking Turkey

For our first Thanksgiving in France after living 18 years in the US, I was very excited to get some of our English speaking friends together and throw my famous Thanksgiving meal this Saturday (as much as I wish it, today is not a holiday in France :-( [Read More...]

10 Tips to Ride the Paris Subway Like a Parisian

Not your typical Paris métro tips: untold Paris subway politeness rules, safety tips & Parisian know how... A Parisian native share her tips on how to best ride the Paris métro & avoid common traps and scams: the shorter route on the map may not be the fastest, don't keep your ticket close to coins (they will demagnetise)...  [Read More...]

9 Comments Which Upset French People

Whether you are quoting a famous song, trying to be funny or just being totally naive, some statement or questions are going to upset / irritate / annoy or simply just rub a French person the wrong way. Here is my top 9 list of comments to avoid if you want to make or keep French friends. [Read More...]

What does the JeSuisCharlie mean and what is Charlie Hebdo?

I wanted to write a little something about the newspaper Charlie Hebdo in the context of the horrible events of January 2015. This is not about starting a political or religious debate (this being a company site, it is not appropriate nor relevant) but by speaking to many of our students last week, I wanted to clear up a couple of perceptions that we heard. [Read More...]