Category: Expat Advice

The day I became a Parisian

If you search for the definition of the word chic using google, you will get the following answer: Chic — Adjective: elegantly and stylishly fashionable —“She looked every inch the chic Frenchwoman.” What does this tell you? Well, basically, google is telling you that French women are the epitome of the word chic and if […]

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3 Surprising Things About Moving to Paris

This week’s guest blogger is the wonderful Elizabeth! Elizabeth is a new expat in Paris, just beginning her adventures (and mishaps!) in France. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, she is a writer and marketer by trade and a wine and cheese lover by passion. It only made sense to start her blog, Another Américaine in Paris, […]

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How to: Get your Carte Vitale.

When I first thought about writing this article I honestly debated writing: GIVE UP AND RUN AWAY, VERY FAR AWAY Why? Because the administration system in France is a huge headache. It’s also frustrating enough to make a saint swear. It took me TWO YEARS to get my carte vitale and I nearly turned grey […]

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Looking for a writing group in Paris? Join us!

Last year I joined a writing group in Paris called The Drunk Writers and after the current leader had to head back to the States I offered to take over. I really loved the group and didn’t want it to end! We now meet every two weeks and work together on timed exercises (5 minutes […]

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