For those of you who have never been embarrassed on the métro by locals giving you the disdainful Paris Once Over.
I vowed to burn my sneakers after the first time it happened.
Hi! I’m so happy you’re thinking about going. It was one of the highlights of my college experience, for sure. I would say that if you’re looking to make French friends, it really all depends on your fluency level. I’ve spoken about this with my cousin (who’s in Paris for two years at the Sorbonne) at length. For me it was pretty much impossible, because I really didn’t have a good grasp on the language. She was at a conversational level and looking to become fluent; I’d say that if your abilities are similar you won’t have trouble making friends (or meeting non-creepy French men!)
Protip: French people LOVE talking about Miami, New York, and the tv show Homeland. haha.) Let me know how it works out!
Alphabetical list of more than 2,000 French expressions and phrasal verbs.
this could entertain me for days.
Hi guys!! Sorry it’s been so long, and thanks to all of you old and new people for staying with/joining me here.
My brother’s leaving for his year in England tomorrow and it’s making me so nostalgic for my semester in Paris! (By the way. I tried to get him to start a blog but to no avail.)
The good news is, I’ll be visiting him for three weeks during winter vacation. I’ll see his school in Bristol before we head off to Paris (our cousin is at the Sorbonne and we’re celebrating Christmas together) and Rome/Switzerland (the last two with our parents).
And I’m hoping to go back with my friend when we graduate in the spring!
So there’s a lot of Paris in my future. And baguettes. And chocolat chaud. *happy dance*
Je vais etre dans mon cinquième semestre de français cette automne. J’ai oublié beaucoup. D: Il va etre un véritable cauchemar, je suis sûr. Souhaitez-moi bonne chance!
Message me for the link to my main blog if you’d like to follow along as I suffer through my final year of college. I’ll be traveling to Washington DC for my last three months of school and interning as well. It’s no Paris, but it’s cool too.
I download a lot of Rick Steves’ travel podcasts to listen to while working/in the car/etc. I recently heard the one called "Stuff Parisians Like" (#50 on the linked page), and it was super informative and really funny for anyone who’s lived in Paris. I really recommend it!
Also, my brother’s going to England for a year and I’ll be visiting him/Paris/Rome for two weeks at Christmas. (!!!) I’m going to try to get him to start a blog, so stay tuned on that front!!