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Hello, I'm Annie- born in Thailand, raised and educated between California and Montreal. My husband Blake and I took a chance, ditched our California lives and moved to Europe (France) with our three kids back in 2011 and never left.  

Blake and Annie photo at the beach in the South of France

7 years living in France and counting

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France’s Main Shopping Streets: Where Stores Are Thriving And Rents Cost A Fortune
A trip to France often involves taking advantage of the excellent shopping. Here are France's priciest shopping streets where shops[...]
How To Get To Downtown Montreal From the Airport On the 747 Express Bus
Here’s what you need to know about taking the 747 express shuttle bus from the Montréal–Trudeau airport to downtown Montreal.[...]
Plan a Trip to France on a Budget- Cost Cutting Tips!
If you want some ideas on how to plan a trip to France on a budget, check out these simple[...]
Top 25 Animal Sounds In French Explained By My French Speaking Daughter: Onomatopoeia
How do you describe in words what a dogs bark sounds like when writing or talking to another person? Easy,[...]
Bastille Day: France’s Independence Day vs. American Fourth Of July Explained
Bastille Day in France, you've heard of it but do you really know why the French celebrate it? And what[...]
Top French Stereotypes And Cliches The French Are Tired Of Hearing About-Explained
It's understandable for someone who grew up outside of France to believe some of the French stereotypes that seem to[...]