Culture Exchange Year France Traditions

Christmas Traditions in France

Christmas in France Even well before Christmas you can start to feel the holiday spirit.  I was in Lille this Christmas and it was incredible.  With a giant Ferris wheel in the town square that played loud Christmas tunes.  A giant Christmas tree, and lots of other Christmas decorations too.  There was also, of course, […]

Exchange Year Food France

Recipe: Pot-Au-Feu

A Traditional French Repa I recently was given the honor of trying the traditional French meal Pot-Au-Feu (pot of fire in English).  It is a special meal that used to be a typical meal for the middle class French family.  However in the modern age the time and preparation it takes, it has become a […]

Food France

The Welsh Special, Lille

What to eat in Lille France I have been to Lille several times now, it is a melting pot of different cuisines, restaurants, and tastes.  So today I decided to share with you a special dish in Lille that I think everyone should try at least once.  It is called The Welsh Special. I tried […]

Culture Exchange Year France

Lessons I’ve Learned From My First Month in France

French Culture Today is officially a full month that I have been living in the North of France with my French family.  It has been amazing to fully experience France for the first time.  I have traveled around in France before, but actually living with a French family, speaking the language, and going to school; […]

Culture Exchange Year Food France

Eating Escargot

Escargot Considering the fact that I would be going to France for a year, I decided it would be a good idea to start getting used to eating meat.  Now I was raised vegetarian for 14 years of my life, by choice.  However while traveling around in Spain I had my first taste of meat.  […]

Culture Exchange Year France

French Private School

French Catholic School So after a week of travel from Washington State to the VERY North of France I was jet lagged and tired and not even a full day after I finally arrived to my host family, I got the great joy of starting school…lucky me. I wasn’t sure what to except at my […]

Exchange Year France Travel

Starting A New Journey

Headed back to France! As I have mentioned before I have decided to be an exchange student this year!  After long and hard contemplation I decided on the country France.  I absolutely loved my time in France a few years ago and I have always wanted to learn French.  So I applied!  This March I […]

Restaurant Reviews USA

The Seaside Candyman, Oregon

Candy shops Who doesn’t love a fun little candy shop every once in a while?  While I was in Seaside Oregon we went to the Seaside Candyman to check it out.  Now there are MANY candy shops in Seaside but we had heard good things about the Candyman. We were greeted right away at the […]

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