Interesting Things I’ve Found While Living in Paris

I found this post in my drafts from when I was living in Paris two years ago and had to share. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I do laundry constantly. In our washing machine you can fit a grand total of 4 shirts, 2 pairs of pants, and some underwear. Here’s the kicker- everything has to air dry and it takes upwards of three full days!
  • I’ve found myself walking down the street thinking…. that’s one limp baguette and then giggling into my scarf.
  • Dog poop becomes an obstacle course when walking to class.
  • Deodorant, though sold in the stores, is not that commonly used. Avoid the metro in extremely hot weather!!
  • The yogurt selection is massive.
  • The only words you need to know when visiting is “Bonjour!” Say it to absolutely everyone. No not everyone. Store owners, yes. Random people on the street? Noo.
  • I get whiplash every time I hear English and find myself looking for the person.
  • It’s very common to get asked for directions by French and tourists alike.
  • The best way to see Paris is to head out and walk!
  • Carbs compose of 50% of your diet. The other 50%? Cheese & pastries.ย  image



2 thoughts on “Interesting Things I’ve Found While Living in Paris”

  • I just discovered your blog and I really enjoyed it since I’m a French living in Texas and that’s fun to compare what you live and what I live ๐Ÿ™‚

    For this post, most of your drafts are very true… Especially for the smell in the metro, but we do use deodorant !! I guess at one point, it’s just not enough compared to the crowd and the lack of air…:-s

    I also have other little corrections :
    – French don’t get lost all the time, French tourists get lost all the time (the same as others tourists)
    – It’s true that a student diet is 50% carb, 50% cheese&pastries (and candies, wine, etc. ^^), but happily it becomes better later ! Farmer markets, boucheries, poissoneries and healthy food in general are traditional and stay very popular.
    – I also have to say you weren’t lucky with the washing machine which is normally bigger than that (and with dryer !)

    Otherwise, you gave the best advice to visit Paris : “head out and walk!” !!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • I love it! Great comment. This was definitely supposed to be a funny take on living in Paris.;-) Hope you got a laugh out of it. I’ll have to check out your blog!

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