Category Archives: France

Couch Surfing in France: 7 Reasons why I stayed with (New) Friends

by Sarah A couple years ago, three of my friends in New York quit their jobs and traveled around the world.  They then compiled their stories into a book called The Lost Girls.  On top of that the girls have … Continue reading

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48 Hours in Lyon

by Sarah I’m here to give Lyon more buzz.  The city is the France’s second largest but doesn’t get enough love back home.  The food is world renowned, the parks and rivers are plentiful, tourists are minimal and — most … Continue reading

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20 Songs They’re Listening to in France

By Sarah After hearing Lady Gaga and Shakira blaring from every car in Italy, I was thrilled when I found French tunes in homes, streets and radios from Bordeaux to Lyon.  I stayed in five homes and shared car rides … Continue reading

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France Bonus: Cheap Drugs!

While Washington goes in circles over healthcare I’m going to be stocking up on prescription drugs over here in France.  I know people always talk about the low cost of European and Canadian prescription drugs but I didn’t know just … Continue reading

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Budget Alert: The cheapest way to get around France

Trains in France are convenient but “tres cher”.  I wanted to see six different cities during my stay here, so I needed a way to cut down on transportation costs.  My Toulouse couch surfing host told me she always travels … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Visit Nice

Hello Hollywood Boulevard!   Nice is strikingly similar to LA at first glance.  Palm tree lined roads, a sparkling beach, fancy cars and celebrities vacationing everywhere.  Look more closely and Nice outshines LA by a long shot.  Every moment I … Continue reading

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The French Music Festival

Last night I went to my first French music festival. My 23-year-old Toulouse host said I must try a summer concert in the South of France so I traveled with her to the small town of Pau for a night … Continue reading

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