“Travelling in France” vs. “Living in France ” 🎭
Ask me if I do love France, and I would scream like a little girl “Oh yes! I adore it!!” 😍 But ask me if I’d like to stay there... and I wouldn’t be that optimistic. Cause, you know, being a tourist in France and living in France are two pretty different things.
My first acquaintance with Paris happened in 2013. I spent only 3 days in the French capital, so I didn’t learn much about this country. However, you don’t need to understand a thing in order to love it, right? That very first time, I felt deep respect and attachment to France and its culture.
Later, in 2016, I had a wonderful chance to get to know this country, while studying in Montpellier (Southern France) during a year. This year was full of discoveries - both positive and disappointing... It turned out that France is not that perfect as I’d thought before 😅 That was a nice experience, though. Now I can see better the pros and cons of living in France, and the idea to move there doesn’t seem so appealing anymore.
I still love France, French culture, French mentality... French food, of course 🥐🧀🍷 But now I’d prefer to visit it from time to time, enjoying all the best things that France offers so generously to its guests. For me, it’s the best way to appreciate “art de vivre” in France without facing its (inevitable) imperfections.
I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending. (Fred Rogers)
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