Saturday, July 27, 2013

expat escapades


I read blogs, a lot of blogs. I write a blog, and I read them, it's what I do.
Sometimes I read a post and love it and I want to share it with the world, so I tweet it. And that got me thinking, sure I've told twitter about the post, but what about all of my friends who aren't on twitter (Hi Sandy!), should they miss out on finding out about the post because they don't tweet? No, of course not (but my world would be a whole lot easier if everyone was only a tweet away #justsaying). Then I thought, why not dedicate a whole post to other people's posts that I like? I can do that.

Today is the first Expat Escapades; a series of posts about other expat's posts that I've fancied and thought that you guys might fancy too. (This will probably be weekly, but it might not be exactly weekly; it might be every other week, or every ten days. Who knows. This is my fun, relaxed space. I don't like having to be exact about anything here).
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Over on Talking Story Provence, Meredith posted about food trucks in Marseille, or more specifically a mint tea truck. I wouldn't mind a mint tea truck in The LPV. Actually, I should start up a tea truck, only I'd make it an Irish tea truck. All I need is cart to hitch Fifty to, and a massive supply of Barry's Tea, and I'm good to go.

Kristin of Un Homme et Une Femme discovered that Paris doesn't like 50 cent pieces (you have to read it to believe it... it's so freaking French it's ridiculous). This post made Fifty a bit sad by the way. I told him not to take it personally.

Have you ever been to Russia? Well now you can take a trip to Russia with Maybe Too Blonde - A Life in Europe. (Kelly actually lives in Germany but she went to Russia on her jollies.)

My friend Alex (another American living in Germany) from Ifs ands & Butts, has just come back from a week in Ireland. She's hasn't blogged about the whole thing yet, but she has posted about catching fish off the coast of Dingle and having it fried up for her dinner. (Confession: I lived in Ireland for six years and never went to Dingle *insert shocked face*.)

Patricia Parisienne went swimming in the Seine! I didn't know you could do that. It makes me think of swimming in the Hudson (no thanks, I'll pass on the hepatitis), or the Liffey (it's not called the Sniffey Liffey for nothing). But Patricia swam in the Seine and it looks like it was lovely way to escape the city heat.

There was something else Patricia did that was lovely; she discovered Fountainebleu's je ne sais quoi. That's definitely one way the region around Paris definitely has Provence beat, they've got better castles!

Danielle Abroad complied a fantastic list of things to do while in Paris. These are things you do after all of the museum and typical sights (or things you do first if you're an off the beaten path kind of traveler).

Days Like Never Before took a trip to Paris and ended up crashing the red carpet of the Hangover III premiere! Seriously. There's a photo of her with Bradley Cooper and everything. B R A D L E Y   C O O P E R.

And this last one isn't a post, but a blog. American girl Megan recently moved to France after marrying her (former pen pal!) French husband. She's new to blogging so I thought it would be nice if y'all popped on over to her blog, To France With Love, and give her a warm welcome. I know y'all are nice like that.

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24 comments:

  1. Coucou!!! You are such a sweetie! Thank you for sharing xx Hope you're enjoying summer! I'm going to be in a small town outside Avignon for 2 weeks, perhaps we meet up for some rosé?? xxx

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  2. What a wonderful list! These are all new expat blogs to me! I'm in the same boat as you as I read a lot of blogs and tweet a ton too. :-) Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Thank you for the mention, sweetheart! I hope to see a list of things to do in Provence for second-timers, too :) would love to make my second visit. Have a great weekend!

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  4. I was born in Ireland and have never made it further south than Ennis, so you've got loads of years to catch up ;o)

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  5. Great idea Sara...I am off to do some visiting at these blogs!

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  6. ah i'm so glad you're doing this!! i just fell in love with a couple blogs ;) merciiii

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  7. i love this series! please continue it often!

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  8. You are the best, Sara! Can't wait to discover all the blogs! I have to say that I have a Twitter account but never use it so this is perfect!

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  9. I love this idea Sara! And thank you for including me in it! Can't wait to read the next one!

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  10. I love the links, thanks. And I'll be looking for your Irish tea truck, pulled down the Cours Mirabeau by Fifty :)

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  11. Well done Sara. Great idea . . . love the title!

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  12. Arghhhh! I have work to do today, but I want to try all these (put on try-to-remember list).

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  13. I am pretty sure you are made of SUGAR! How very wonderfully sweet of you to throw me out there with these talented bloggers! I am going to go through each one right this very minute- so excited to see and explore others exciting lives! I just love life and I love that you enjoy others loving their lives as well:)
    I am a new follower of your blog and loving every minute of it thus far!:) BE BLESSED!

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  14. What a great idea! As a true francophile I will definitely enjoy this series and I've just popped over to Danielle Abroad and spotted a few new places for whenever we next visit Paris.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Some one needs to fill the hole left by atasteofgarlic. With your sense of humor I think you are a perfect choice

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  16. Thanks for sharing this! You know I can't get enough Paris bloggers in my life!

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  17. Yay! I love blog post roundups! Great idea! It reminds me of 'A Touch of Garlic' Keith! Back in the day...

    Whoa, just read Wonky's comment above...guess we're on the same page. : )

    But yeah, round-up when you want, like you said, this is your space to relax and do your thing. Thanks for sharing! I especially liked Patricia's swimming in La Seine post! Qui l'eut cru?

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  18. Yay! Thanks for giving me some reading material for a lazy Sunday.

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  19. Thanx, as an European expat in NYC, so nice to read about other expat experiences!

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  20. Reallllyyy love this series and SO honored to be included in the first installation!

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  21. This is a cool feature! I think you should definitely do this a couple times a month, if not weekly!

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  22. What a cool round-up! This is such a service, to collate all these great posts for everyone to have a fun reading tour. Way to be :)

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  23. Thanks for the link! You are the best! Mmm-wah!

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  24. Hi! Thank you so much for including me in this post! I am so honored! It's fun to see what everyone else is up to and writing about; excellent idea! Thank you again :)

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