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Discovering Belgium: Walking our way through Bruges

A few months went by before we were able to take our second trip to Belgium. We made sure to find a city with a little more character than "Manneken Pis." We landed on Bruges, a medieval town with narrow cobblestone streets lined with guild houses and the faint smell of chocolate in the air. Bruges, located … Continue reading Discovering Belgium: Walking our way through Bruges

Discovering Belgium: Tasting Our Way Through Brussels

While living in Europe, we try to taste the local flavors and dishes of each country. We have tried some fantastic eats like fondue in Switzerland, and tomato bread in Spain. When we made it to Belgium, we knew we had to try their long list of famed delicacies: chocolate, waffles, beer, and French fries.  Our first … Continue reading Discovering Belgium: Tasting Our Way Through Brussels

La Désalpe: A Switzerland Tradition

One of the many reasons we like living in France is the opportunity to observe and experience unique cultural traditions. In general, these are things we would not have sought out to do if we only had a fixed amount of time on vacation. But now that every weekend feels like a vacation in Europe, … Continue reading La Désalpe: A Switzerland Tradition

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Feta Late Than Never: Greece Recap

And just like that, Summer is ending. As the borders opened at the beginning of the season, our calendar quickly filled up. We were fortunate to have been vaccinated early in March to travel around confidently. Our weekends booked up fast that we did not have a free weekend from May through the end of … Continue reading Feta Late Than Never: Greece Recap

Bastille Day in Paris

After a tough year of restrictions and event cancelations, the Bastille Day events would recommence this year throughout France. I planned to take Bastille Day off instead of the Fourth of July this year at work. We then made plans to travel to Paris and experience the celebrated events on July 14. Even though many … Continue reading Bastille Day in Paris

Surfs Up in Lisbon

Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to learn how to surf. The Disney Channel original movies Johnny Tsunami or Rip Girls released in my pre-teen years were my sources of inspiration. I loved the ocean and was pretty good at boogie boarding, but I wanted to do more. Well, fast-forward twenty-one years, and … Continue reading Surfs Up in Lisbon

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Pink Salt Flats in the Camargue

With a little bit of freedom and a full tank of gas, we were off to explore more of the country we have lived in for over a year. The curfew in France moved to 9:00 pm, outdoor dining had just reopened, and we had a long three-day weekend ahead of us. Our destination? The … Continue reading Pink Salt Flats in the Camargue

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Faire Le Pont: Long Weekend in Barcelona

If there's one thing for sure, the French enjoy their holidays. Particularly in May. It feels like France has a holiday every other week in May, and maybe that's because it does. There's May Day (Labor Day) on May 1, WWII Victory Day on May 8, Ascension Day on May 13, Whit Monday on May 24, … Continue reading Faire Le Pont: Long Weekend in Barcelona

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Enjoying the Terraces in France

The long-awaited opening of terraces arrived in France on Wednesday, May 19. Restaurants and bars that are lucky enough to have an outdoor space reopened precisely 203 days after closing for the second lockdown in October. Previously a ghost town, our neighborhood is starting to feel alive again. In the days leading up to the … Continue reading Enjoying the Terraces in France

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Life in the Garden City: Augusta, GA

Hello, friends. It's been a while. My time in the garden city of Augusta, GA, has come to an end as I took an extended break as an expat. I safely arrived back in Lyon at the beginning of May. I was warmly welcomed by Jordan, who was waiting at the airport with a beautiful pink and white … Continue reading Life in the Garden City: Augusta, GA