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Hi all,

My dear, dear friend Sami is leaving today for her second semester abroad in Paris!!! Go follow her adventures on her new blog here

It’s almost two years to the day since I was in her place. It brings back all the scary, wonderful memories of my own trip, and I canNOT wait to hear all about it.

Bon voyage, ma chère!

xx,

B. 

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How Not to Look Like a Tourist in Paris

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.

I laughed so hard.

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I forgot to post photos from my Christmas in Paris, so here are a few!! Ugh. Wish you all could’ve been there, it was magical.

Anonymous: Hi!! I'm considering studying abroad in Paris in my third year and I was wondering how easy it is to make friends?? And tell the creepy french guys from the good ones haha

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! 

Dictionary of French Expressions - French Dictionary of Expressions and Phrasal Verbs

this could entertain me for days.

The light at the end of the (English) channel.

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.

à bientôt

Becca

xx

My French professor in Paris actually gave us this worksheet. 
A. va te fair voir.
B. j’en ai res le bol!
C. c’est rasant.
D. on se casse.
E. il a un verre dans le nez.
F. mon oiel!
G. oh la la!
H. c’est super cher.
I. j’m’en fous.
J. j’y peux rien.
K. il est cocu.
L. c’est super! c’est au poile! 

My French professor in Paris actually gave us this worksheet. 

A. va te fair voir.

B. j’en ai res le bol!

C. c’est rasant.

D. on se casse.

E. il a un verre dans le nez.

F. mon oiel!

G. oh la la!

H. c’est super cher.

I. j’m’en fous.

J. j’y peux rien.

K. il est cocu.

L. c’est super! c’est au poile!