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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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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 Explained + Are They True Or False?
It's understandable for someone who grew up outside of France to believe some of the French stereotypes that seem to[...]
Did You Drink The French Koolaid? Living in France: Reality vs Expectations
People have been idealizing the French way of life since as far back as the 11th century. Unfortunately, reality rarely[...]
21 Strange, Weird And Funny French Laws In France
France has roughly 10,500 laws and 127,000 decrees. Some even date back to the middle ages or are remnants from[...]
When Is Mother’s Day In France And Around The World?
What day is mother's day? Is it on the second Sunday or last Sunday of May? Are you sure Mother’s Day is[...]
Pentecost Day In France: What Is it And What Can You Expect?
Pentecost Monday is one of several public holidays in France that occurs in the month of May. Here's a brief[...]