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Bienvenue dans Notre Appartement Parisien

Bonjour Amis, Let me confess, the first two months were exhilarating and equally stressful for me. I was absolutely enjoying our time living in Nation (12th arrondissement) and exploring beautiful Paris but also I was staying up all night looking for potential apartments. Every time I got close to scoring a fabulous place, someone else… Continue reading Bienvenue dans Notre Appartement Parisien

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Moving Abroad: Finalizing our visas at the OFII in France

Hi There, So are you ready for this rad guide to finalizing our long stay visitor visa?! Here we go… Once you arrive in Paris at the airport you must go through customs and you get your passport/visa stamped with a date. We arrived in Paris on March 2, 2018. Wow, feels like years ago.… Continue reading Moving Abroad: Finalizing our visas at the OFII in France

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Moving Abroad: Paris the first month

Our time here has felt like light speed. The year before we moved Paris was the longest of my life. Now the days are flying by in an instant. So, what is life living in Paris like? It’s amazing, complicated, sometimes cold, strenuous, always exciting and the best thing that has ever happened to me… Continue reading Moving Abroad: Paris the first month

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Road Trips: Chantilly & Rouen

Bonjour, What a dream it is to wake up in Paris. We spent the first week here severely jet lagged, which meant instead of sticking to my schedule, we stayed up all night and slept in until noon. We didn’t get out of the apartment until after 3 pm! Whoopsie, I always forget how tired… Continue reading Road Trips: Chantilly & Rouen

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This is no Dream… This is Really Happening!

Nous sommes arrivés à Paris! I can’t believe we have been here three whole days. Of course time is flying by in this beautiful city. Our flight was seamless which is shocking considering how much grief our fourteen pieces of luggage plus our huge iMac computer was giving Antz and me. Thank goodness my Mom… Continue reading This is no Dream… This is Really Happening!

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Our Visa Appointment at the French Consulate

Salut. Today I will try my best to recall the story of our visa appointment. This is all a true story, no exaggerations. I have given birth and let me say, that was a piece of cake compared to getting our visas. It did not go anything like I expected. I imagined a lovely office… Continue reading Our Visa Appointment at the French Consulate

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Moving Abroad: Applying for a Long Stay Visa

This post is for you brave souls who are looking to move abroad for longer than 90 days, applying for a long stay tourist visa in the European Union. It’s a complicated, frustrating, expensive, stressful and exhausting endeavor but I believe it’s totally worth it.   I began researching how to apply for a visa… Continue reading Moving Abroad: Applying for a Long Stay Visa

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Moving Abroad: Where we are now

Hi There, So I hope you found my last post informative and honest. I tried to give a detailed account of what it is costing us to move to France. Here’s where it all gets funky but stay with me, the outcome is optimistic. Last March (exactly one year from our departure date) at the… Continue reading Moving Abroad: Where we are now

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Moving Abroad: A Financial Guide

Bonne Année! I don’t want to deter anyone, yet in all honesty, moving abroad can be terribly expensive. Unless your job is relocating you and fitting the bill, there’s no way around this one. However don’t bother buying lottery tickets or playing Blackjack in Vegas, I’m gonna tell you how we are doing it. I bought… Continue reading Moving Abroad: A Financial Guide

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A Dream is a wish your heart makes

If you have come into contact with me for the past two years then you may already know my life dream is to move to France for a year. I think I have told our mailman, everyone at Liv’s French school and even total strangers who humor me with a smile while I crazily go on and on… Continue reading A Dream is a wish your heart makes