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Cultural experiences and funny musings by two twenty-somethings living abroad

6 Surprising Things About Living in France

After spending almost a year and a half in this country, I don’t get that surprised any more by things that I would have definitely assumed to be “weird” when … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · 3 Comments

Just arrived: How to start your new life abroad!

Now, Hmsies is no stranger to moving and living abroad. We both did our Erasmus in Munich where we had a fantastic time, made many friends, explored the city and … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Paris ain’t all about the Eiffel Tower!

So, last weekend Hmsies had a reunion in the city of crazy drivers and very over-priced beer. That’s right, we’re in Paris people! As Jasper has already been there a … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · 3 Comments

A Not So Welcome “Welcome” in Paris

So, having just moved to Paris, my first week did not go quite to plan! Although, I was very lucky enough to find accommodation just a few days before my … Continue reading

January 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

5 Things I Miss About (la) France

Well, well, who would’ve thought it? Now I am back from France… there seems to be a strange pull tugging at my heartstrings. Very strange indeed. After convincing every Francophile … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Awful French Language

Back in the 1880s, Mark Twain wrote a very funny essay about his issues with the German language – the overly long words, confusing cases, genders, separable verbs, the lot. … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment