If you’ve been reading here for a while, you’ll know how much I love France. I lived there, studied there and have travelled there countless times. Heck, we even bought a house there 😉 So it won’t come as any surprise to you that I love reading about all things French and that when I […]
I’ve got a soft spot for books written by expats living in France. As someone who up and left her life in Australia and moved to Paris with not much idea what I was doing back in 1995 (pre-Internet, imagine!!) I’m always interested in reading about how others came to be in France. In Kristen […]
Are you like me and really enjoy reading the “useful phrases” in the back of guide books? Do you laugh and wonder who on earth decides what is and isn’t a useful phrase for travellers? It’s one of my favourite parts of travel when I am in a country where I don’t speak the language […]
I think we all have an “only street”. Where everyone feels like family, where everyone knows everyone else’s business. It’s the street where you can buy everything you need, access any service you could wish for. It’s like a condensed version of your city. My “only street” here in Toronto is Roncesvalles Ave. We define […]
Giveaway: Win a copy of The Only Street in Paris: Life on the rue des Martyrs by Elaine Sciolino (worldwide) (CLOSED)
Win a copy of The Only Street in Paris: Life on the rue des Martyrs Thanks to W. W. Norton I have one copy of The Only Street in Paris: Life on the rue des Martyrs (I wrote about it here) to give away to one lucky reader anywhere in the world! How to enter: […]
For French Fridays today, I’m sharing a book that I love about two things I love – the French language and French food. Not a novel, not a phrase book but a book about language with stories (and lessons) intertwined with useful (and interesting) turns of phrase and expressions. Pretty much a language and food […]
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