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10 essential movies TO WATCH before going to PARIS

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  They say life is like the movies, with its dramas, funny moments and cheesy lines. But you haven’t really lived the movies until you go to PARIS.Choose from the never-ending romance in the Eiffel Tower or the adventure in the ruins, get the vibes of mystery in the Piazzas and yeah, if you want horror, […]

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How to Order Your Coffee Fail-safe in Paris?

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  Can I get a blended coffee caramel with extra whipped cream? Non.. That is what you will always get for an answer if you ask this question in a Paris cafe. Unless you are in your oh-so-reliable Starbucks, you might want to know the ways on how to order your coffee (and how to pronounce them). Paris, after […]

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The ABCs of French Christmas and New Year Celebrations

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  Christmas is considered by many as the best time of the year. And why shouldn’t it be? The food, the lights, the festive air, the gifts, the carols, more gifts, shopping, more shopping, family, friends, more gifts under the Christmas tree… It’s got everything wonderful all crammed into a few weeks of celebration. Wonderful, isn’t it? (If […]

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Is Paris really overrated?

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 Paris for some is all shiny, minty and romantic. When the word Paris (pronounced as Puh-ree, with the s thrown out the pavements) is left out in the open, people think of fashionable girls and lads with baguettes on their Vespas, women on power dresses and designer shoes, men in equally flamboyant and handsome suits. […]

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What Really Makes the French Depressed?

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Much has been said about that certain mélancolie common to the French, but let’s take a look at the 9 other  highly probable reasons behind it. (Note: Take this list with a huge grain of salt!)

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10 Myths About French Women

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  It would seem as though the rest of the world is deeply fascinated with French women. Think: ageless beauty glamorously wrapped in haute couture,  exuding an alluring sophistication and je ne sais quoi while drawling seductively in rich melodious tones. What’s not to be fascinated about? There are a lot of myths that pop up when […]

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19 Awesome Conversation Starters About France

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What’s worse than being stuck in a conversation where you simply couldn’t rack your brains hard enough to come up with something brilliant to break the ice? Well, that’s right: nothing. Nothing could be more awkward or nerve-racking than just sitting there looking like an idiot. The longer the silence, the sweatier your palms get, […]

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45 Things You Need to Know About French Taboos

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FAUX PAS (fo-pa): noun. A social blunder, indiscretion, or tactless act that violates social norms, customs, or etiquette. Literally means “false step” in French.  Just reading the definition is enough to make you feel embarrassed to the core, am I right? How much more if you’re the one stuck in an actual socially awkward scenario? Committing a […]

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A Guide to French Food Habits

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Heaven is where: The French are the chefs, The Italians are the lovers, The British are the police, The Germans are the mechanics, And the Swiss make everything run on time. You have probably heard this description of heaven before. French chefs are renowned all over the world for creating the best kinds of gourmet food […]

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