Monday, February 23, 2015

1. Small carry-on case! unless you want to wait long to your luggage to arrive to your hands, and waste your precious time this is the best option, look with ones for pockets and wheels!

2. Prepare your "flight outfit" in advance, can help you conserve valuable carry-on space, and better wear your heaviest items like winter clothes and big boots, you also dont need to wear your best clothes try to go as confy as you can.

3. Prepare in advance to where you are heading, research, learn couple of phrases, select the top places you want to visit.

4. Indetify your must-haves! be honest you dont need your 4 bags of make-up, 10 shoes, 3 pets and your grandmas slippers...

5. Familiarize yourself with the train and bus services, dowload an app, check your routes, will save you so much time once you arrive.

And for the last but not the least...

WHAT OTHER TIPS YOU USE WHEN TRAVELLING LE WEEK-END?
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

        Manage Foreign

 Language like a... 


Prepare in Advance


You do not need to know all the tenses and accents of all the words of the language you are going to hear for your next vacation but get some basics
Standards like: Hello! Goodbye, Please, Thank you, I am sorry Excuse Me.
Usuful Others: Do you speak English? What is the cost? Table for two, Where is the bathroom will save you time.

Also learn some emergency words, doesnt mean you are going to use them, but is better to be safe. For example:Police, Emergency, Help.

Great help will be to memorize different types of words that you think you will have to use in your trip,  no need to memorize the whole dictionary, just pick some that will be useful for you.
if you want to go deeper with the language our favorite is DUOLINGO, a great app to learn foreign languages from the beginning to advance

Use your Smartphone

Not just to move around the city but also dowload some app to translate, 
Google translate is a great option, recognizes voice, handwriting and even pictures

Dont be shy and Interact

Interacting with Locals is the best way to know the culture their traditions and their language, even you are really into learning the language in some countries offerlanguage class trades, if ou have friedns in the city you are visiting tell them to let you order the coffees and pastries when you meet!



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Monday, February 9, 2015

5 FUN FACTS YOU DIDNT KNOW ABOUT PARIS



 1. BONJOUR PAR TOUT
There is a communal thinking that French people is really rude,  but they are such a polite country, so when entering any store, restaurant, bar, boulangerie or evene the elevator (basically anywhere you go) the courtesy of saying BONJOUR/BONSOIR is very important, unless you want to be completely ignored or be treated bad, and dont forget this comes with a Merci, Au Revoir, Bonne Journée on your way out (thank you, good bye, have a nice day)

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Yes, just like you read it, is called PICARD, and honeslty is really good, is high quality food and decent prices, you can find everything for a great meal, from delicious "Tartare au Saumon", "Foie Gras" to the very delicious "Moelleux au Chocolat"






4. 

If you had visited the "Bastille" and realize there is no more foretress but a column instead don't think that was because of the french revolution of 1789 but instead the Revolution of 1830 called The Three Glorious Days, at is engraved with the names of those who died during those three days.


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You decided  to hang out with some french friends, you order some wine, beers, etc wait, dont put that glass inyour lips before toasting with literally EVERYONE in the table, clink glasses and look them in the eyes, plus dont cross arms with other clinkers, yes yes very important there are many theories of why they do that but apparently is bad luck, or 7 years of apparently not good sex...



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Monday, February 2, 2015


In this era must of people has curiosity, had to, or decided to work or study abroad. Discovering a new culture, trying new dishes, visiting museums and having new friends sounds very exciting and definitely something to remember of, but inside all this beauty must people doesn't know that there are different stages one goes through when adjusting to new styles of leaving, all people and cultures are different, and sometimes is hard to understand the there are little tiny cultural details we have to pay around in order to have a better and more enriching experience.

First of all: what is cultural shock?
According to Online Investopedia
 is "A feeling of uncertainty, confusion or anxiety that people experience when visiting, doing business in or living in a society that is different from their own." to put it more clearly is when you move somewhere else and everything is unfamiliar; from the language probably to the customs and the weather, life is conducted differently, restaurants can be closed or opened at different hours, even buying bread can be a totally different experience and you can feel sad or lonely, be more vulnerable, sens of homesick...

So here we present you four awesome tips to overcome it


1. Meet new people!

Join a club, take some classes, do sports, go to a sauna place,
make some friends that will help you to be connected to people when you are felling down





2. "Comfy" mode

Enjoy little details where you go, be sure your own space is
cozy for you, take the extra time 
you need to make yourself feel comfortable wherever you are...






3. Be Adventurous

Discover your city, try new places and find your favorite spot to eat, take a walk, breathe, visit important monuments or discover the park around the corner, do something unknown, you will get surprised of the beauty around you



















4. Feel "home"

This will help you to miss home less, don't complicate too much just do simple little things that will bring you comfort and happiness. For example, go for a search of ingredients to do your favorite dish, or listen to your favorite music, find a way to incorporate your culture, maybe gather with some friends and share all cultures in a fun dinner meanwhile don't forget to keep in touch with your love ones they will appreciate it and you will feel a sense of home anywhere you go...


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Monday, January 26, 2015



Les 6 #plats préférés des #Français


Qu'est-ce que les Français aiment voir dans leur assiette ? 


Si la cuisine française est si renommée à travers le monde, c'est grâce à son raffinement et à la variété de ses plats, Voice la Liste des 6 plats tres populaire.


(Cliquez sur le nom du plat pour la recette complète!)

LA BOEUF BOURGIGNON



  • Plat emblématique de la province dont il se revendique et Il à son nom des deux spécialités de la région que le compose 
  •  Un plat dominical classique, servi en famille pour les repas de fête ou les repas ordinaires
  • Un goût tres parfumé issu d'une marinade que repose au frai pendant 12h et d'une cuisoon de viande lente.

Délicieux!!

LES MOULES FRITES



  • Les moules-frites sont un plat très populaire au nord de la France et en Belguique
  • C'est un mets simple constitué de moules cuites et assorties de frites.
    Un Classique!

    LA CASSOULET


    • Trouver des restaurants dans la région toulousaine
    • L’origine remonte à la période médiévale
    • La légende place la naissance du cassoulet lors de la Guerre de Cent ans (1337-1453)
    • Durant le siège de Castelnaudary par les anglais, les habitants, menacés de famine, mirent en commun tout ce qu’ils avaient pour nourrir les soldats de la ville. 
    • Lard, porcs, fèves, saucisses, viandes furent mis à mijoter dans une grande jatte. 
    Très traditionnelle, Très Savoureux!


    TARTIFLETTE

    • La tartiflette est une recette à partir des années 1980
    • Le nom Tartiflette dérive du nom de la pomme de terre en savoyard, Tartiflâ, et que l'on retrouve en provençal sous l’appellation Tartifle.
    • Reblochon, Reblochon, Reblochon
    • Une image de convivialité, d'authenticité, et de terroir de la montagne. 
    Mmmm... Simplement parfait!



    LE MACARONS




    Au Moyen-Age, ce petit gâteau fait son apparition en Europe et est la spécialité de plusieurs villes et régions françaises

    Si le macaron del'époque était bien fabriqué à base d'amandes, de sucre et de blancs d œufs comme les macarons d'aujourd'hui, il se présentait comme un biscuit simple et croquant.

    Maintenant, en France, les macarons exposent leurs rondeurs pétillantes derrière les vitres des plus grands pâtissier et a beaucoup plus des saveurs: caramel au beurre salé, rose & pétales de rose, pistache & Fleur d'orange, Fraise Poivrée, Chocolat...


    Un univers de goûts!



    La fraise que nous consommons est le résultat de croisements de fraisiers de Virginie et du Chili. Ce croisement a été réalisé simultanément par un botaniste au jardin botanique de Brest, pour le compte de la Cour Royale, aux Pays Bas et en Angleterre et si vous mettez dans un tarte sait mieux! 


    Sublime!

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    Monday, January 19, 2015

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    Monday, January 12, 2015



    Travelling is always a new adventure anywhere you go, but as sometimes can be stressful to plan the whole trip ahead, and you add up that your kids of course are very important part of the planning can get you overwhelmed, but this can be a beautiful experience everyone in the family will remember, the trick for having a smooth holiday travel is carefully planning it; has to be a holiday that is fun to all members of the family and  getting your children to help you plan it with you will make them feel important and will get them very happy and excited.

     

    1. Remember kids have a lot of energy but they need to recharge batteries, more often so you can pack some healthy and savoury snacks with you and also plan to do plenty of stops for meals and drinks, in Paris you can treat your kids ith some ice cream, The Berthillon are  consider the best in Paris, this artisanal ice creams have plenty of options as La Fraise des Bois Melba, Salted Butter Caramel or Pistachio. You will find difficult to choose just one!

    2.  You can plan some calm but entertaining activities, in the playgorunds and gardens  of the city, visit a swim park, go to local carnivals, movies or parades if they are available 

    3. If your kids are older or you have teens you can opt for a small evening tour, most of them will include the most attractive points of they city, having the opportunity to go up and down The Bus whenever you want, Paris at night is just magical in all its forms, and you can visit places like The louvre, Place de la Concorde, Ponts des Arts, La Tour Eiffel, between other mesmerazing illuminated attractions.

    4.  The most important thing, remember, safety first, make a total inspection of your car before you leave, check battery of ypur phone is fully charged, put some medicine essentials in a small bag, and pack some blankets, bottled water and a flashlight. Its always better to have this in your car anywhere you go. 

    5. Depending on the age of your children and the way you travelling, if by car, train or plane, you may consider how to keep them entertained, if it is a very long trip it will be very good idea to let them pack their own toys (dont forget to suppervise them, as they can pack tehir whole room without you even noticing) as well as packing yourself some extras in case they get bored of the ones they chose; movies and books are great resource to keep them entertain too.


    Vacations are made to be remembered! And dont forget to take care and pamper yourself too!





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