Monday June 25th, 2012

According to a statistics done in France in October 2011 by the company TNS Sofres, the French’s favorite dish is “Magret de Canard”; comes in second position Mussels and fries, and in the third position….couscous!! Since we’ve already tried the first and the second dish (after all they are national french dishes, we can’t come … Continue reading

Friday May 18th, 2012

Have you ever thought about how movies reflect a country’s fears and dreams? One just needs to watch a few movies before going to a country and he can understand how the people in there will behave:P I will give you a few examples. Lebanese movies are all about war, death, destruction, bad memories, etc… … Continue reading

Thursday April 12th, 2012

As time passes by, and the date of our departure gets closer, we’re living an inner dilemma: do we say good bye to the new tastes we’ve started to get used to by having them everyday, or do we start getting back into the old tastes and smells we’ve had since we were kids? One … Continue reading

Friday March 30th, 2012

When you’re living in a foreign country, it’s very important not to be nostalgic. Constantly living in the same culture and background that you were living in before will keep you attached to your home country, keep you missing it more day after day, and eventually probably fall into depression (at least I know this … Continue reading

Sunday March 4th, 2012

Today is the grandmothers’ day in France; it’s the celebrated on the first Sunday of the month of March. Either they ran out of ideas for special days so they created one for the grandma’s, or they found that old people die alone in a lot of cases in France, so they thought that creating … Continue reading

Saturday March 3rd, 2012

Pizza Cooked in a wood oven...delicious

If anyone ever tells you that restaurants in France are cleaner than Lebanon, and there is constant control on them, do NOT believe them; these are all illusions. We went to a restaurant tonight; it’s a pizza/crepes restaurant. We had seen it before, but never dared to try it because it’s in the center of … Continue reading

Sunday February 26th, 2012

People usually think that in “democratic countries” (i.e. the countries that have more money than others and that have more power over smaller countries) corruption does not exist, everybody is treated the same way, there is no distinction between the civilians and the people in the power. But the truth is totally different. For example, … Continue reading

Thursday February 23rd, 2012

It’s been three days that I haven’t written. In these three days the cold disappeared and thus on the news they can go back to concentrate on the presidential campaign. Also in these three days we have discovered that in 2011 the French watched the television in average 3 hours and 47 minutes, which means a … Continue reading

Thursday February 2nd, 2012

Today is the celebration of “La Chandeleur” in France. What is it? In English it’s called the Candlemas day, or in America it’s called the Groundhog day. What does it mean? In the Christian religion, this is the day when Jesus was first presented to the temple after 40 days of his birth. Christians light … Continue reading

Wednesday February 1st, 2012

You know what’s the worst thing about living abroad? You’re far from your family and friends. It’s true with today’s technology you can be in contact with them 24/7, whether by voice or just by chat, but it’s different. You’re not there during the special occasions, you’re not there for them when they need you … Continue reading