Tag: advice

What Happens When You’re Sick in France

I often pride myself on the fact that I can answer a lot of administrative questions about life in France. I know how to get a social security number, how to rent an apartment, how to pay taxes, how to open a bank account and even, how to get French nationality. However, this past week […]

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Bagging a Bargain in Paris!

As much as I love Paris, I have often found the price of certain things to be quite baffling. Things that cost next to nothing in England are triple the price here and to make matters worse, these are generally the basic necessities so you can’t decide not to buy them. As a result, I […]

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Getting Tested in Paris

Let’s be honest here, a lot of expats who have been living here for a while have probably wondered about getting tested at some point. I know, I know, getting tested for STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) in beautiful Paree isn’t exactly the most romantic thing ever but it’s what responsible adults do. The problem is, it’s very difficult […]

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Surviving French Kids – The Au Pair Special

Until I started working with French kids, I didn’t realise that they have an entirely different vocabulary to French adults. They use an array of wonderful words that are both delightful and confusing for non-native French speakers. I have learned so many new words since I began working with children, many of which are vital when […]

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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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How to Have a Fun First Date in Paris!

This weekend’s guest blogger is the wonderful Sami Wunder. Sami is a certified love and relationship coach for women. She is based in Paris with her doting hubby but provides love coaching to women worldwide. Coaching sessions are held in person in Paris or over the phone or Skype. She specializes in helping single women meet, […]

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