Why joining the gym is essential to being a happy expat

Written by Diane. Posted in on everything else, on life in France

Why joining the gym makes a happy expat

As an American living in France, I’ve dealt with all sorts of hurdles in my three and a half years here. From bureaucracy issues to language mistakes to trouble making friends, you’ll find that expat life will test your limits and push you like nothing ever has before. But if I could give a new expat (or immigrant, as it may be) advice, I’d say join your neighborhood gym and do it NOW. Why? For a bunch of reasons that will make you happier. Promise.

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Where are all the egg whites in France?

Written by Diane. Posted in France, on healthy living, on life in France

Where are all the egg whites in France-

Not all countries have the same food products and when you move abroad, discovering all the new foods is part of the fun. But when you get used to something that’s seemingly normal at home and then can’t find it in your new home, it makes you appreciate that item even more when you are able to find it. Except I haven’t been able to find it anywhere. What am I talking about here? Egg whites in France. In the U.S., it’s very common to find a carton of egg whites next to the eggs but in France? Not so. If you want egg whites, you need to crack the egg and separate the egg whites from the yolk.

Why doesn’t France have liquid egg whites in a carton? GO!

6 Things that are totally true when your husband is French

Written by Diane. Posted in France, on everything else, on life in France

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If you’re new around here, you should know that I’m married to a pretty cool French dude named Tom. He appreciates a fine meal, dresses sharp and insists on wearing slippers in the house. Being in an intercultural relationship can be quite an experience, so here are 6 things that are totally true when your husband is French!

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