Archive for November, 2010

30 Nov

confessions of an expat, part I

One of my favorite possessions is a super-small-wheely suitcase my parent got me before moving to France. Rose blush and [&hellip

29 Nov


Last weekend I left the Lorraine for Alsace. The other department that was annexed by Germany, this area is known [&hellip

25 Nov


Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and it will be my first time celebrating it away from my family. I find it bizarre, [&hellip

24 Nov

champs de bataille, verdun

After living here for two months, I finally got the full tour of the battlefields from Jean-Luc, a retired principal [&hellip

23 Nov

russe blanc

(I am featured here today. I big thank you to Meg for her kind words). (I am also pseudo-featured here [&hellip

22 Nov

avoiding social suicide – how to perfect la bise

Recently, I have had some super awkward close encounters en faisant la bise. What is the bise, you ask? It’s [&hellip

18 Nov

beaujolais day

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! The new beaujolais wine is here! Last night was even more exciting than Christmas Eve, [&hellip

17 Nov

why venice is not just for lovers

As the temperature gets colder and colder here in Verdun, I find myself thinking often of Venice. When arriving in [&hellip

16 Nov

almost hump day

15 Nov


After P took me out for a night on the town in Nancy (we agreed that Place Stanlislas at night [&hellip

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