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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

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Reality vs Expectations Of A North American Expat In France
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[...]
5 Extremely Versatile Mix And Match Travel Clothing Items Women Should Always Pack
Very few people enjoy packing.  It can be challenging to fit everything you need for a two-week vacation into just[...]
What Is Victory In Europe Day And How Is It Celebrated In France?
You may not have heard of Victory in Europe day, aka VE day or simply V day, but it's an important[...]