- Living and working in Paris
I think they work on the basis of factual accuracy.
Now you are taking the Mickey ! I’ve had quite a lot of dealings with the IMF and I am told they are allegedly more business like than the OECD which would be quite a shocker 😯 However, touche all the same and I note you used the caveat think, smart 🙂Posted 3 years agoRogan JoshMember
I live/work here.
First came here thought it was rubbish, purely cus I did rubbish stuff, once I’d learnt the Lang and met people and knew the blokes down the fruit and veg and the coffee shops it all became nice.
Paris is ace and given me a real affinity to France, when I go to London it really doesn’t have the same appeal. Yes tramps live here and they piss against walls blah blah blah but who cares, soak it up while you’re tearing your baguette and walking sock less through the park. C’est Paris! C’est la vie!
If you do get over here and want a coffee with an English bloke get in touch.Posted 3 years ago
@cchris – we’ve looked around Fontainbleu a few interesting rocky gullies etc, all I have seen around Paris area are lycra clad xc whippets. Optimistic about @orange’s area which is only 25 mins away when traffic is running smoothly. Parisian’s do certainly have a sense of superiority wrt other French so I can see that doesn’t go that well, we went to a very funny one man show “how to be Parisian in 1 hour” where he showed a map with Paris in one colour and the rest of France in another, he said; this is Paris and this is Provence 😀
@footflaps – not really, local curry house is always excited to see me and they are happy to spice things up as most Parisians like it really bland and creamy. Best for curry is to cook at home using spices, mixes bought in the UK
@globalti I was sorry to read your story, I think it’s possibly a good example of how speaking the language too well can be a disadvantage and as a repeat ex-pat I’ve learnt having a hobby/activity is really important for meeting peoplePosted 3 years agoDrJMember
as a repeat ex-pat I’ve learnt having a hobby/activity is really important for meeting people
Really makes a difference – not least because when you show up to a meeting of the stamp collecting club you know ahead of time that the vocabulary will be about stamps and not the random nonsense you will hear in a general social environment.Posted 3 years ago
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