Posts Tagged ‘french culture’

7 Little things that still confuse me about life in France

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

Little things that still confuse me about life in France

I used to consider myself an on-top-of-things kind of person. I was pretty confident with myself and my place in the world when I was living back in New York City. I had a good understanding of adult things and was a fast talker and fast walker. Nothing about life in New York was really confusing.

But then I moved to France and I felt like my adult self was tossed back to infancy in some ways because everyday things would get super complicated, not to mention I’ve majorly slowed down. Today, five years into this living abroad thing, I still find a few little things about life in France a tad confusing. And I’m only half ashamed to admit it.

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Big roundup of my favorite Oui In France posts on French culture

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

Big roundup of my favorite Oui In France posts on French culture

France is a fascinating country, and as you can see by the 500+ posts on my blog, I have a lot to say about this place I now call home. One of the most popular topics on my blog is French culture and it’s one of my favorite things to write about. From silly mistakes and misunderstandings to general “good to know” posts for those of you coming to France, I delight in writing about French cultural differences. As I near my 5th year of blogging at Oui In France, I’m rounding up a big list of my favorite French culture posts. Some are old and have gotten buried in the archives and some are more recent.

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5 Endearing habits of French people that you can’t help but love

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

french habits i love

This might come as a surprise to those who know me well, but the version of Diane who now lives in France does a lot more observing than actual talking. I like to watch those around me, see how they act and speak and then do my best to adapt to the French way of life. Over the past couple of years, I’ve picked up on some French personality traits and habits that I find quite endearing.

Here they are…

5 Things that make more sense in France

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

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I try to keep it real around here and am the first to tell you that the French language can be frustrating, that life in France is NOT like a vacation in France and all the other realities of being a foreigner abroad. But I’m also all about balance. The longer I live in France, the more I realize that a lot of things in France just make more sense here than they do in the US.

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