I read blogs, a lot of blogs. I write a blog, and I read them, it’s what I do.
Sometimes I read a post and love it and I want to share it with the world, so I tweet it. And that got me thinking, sure I’ve told twitter about the post, but what about all of my friends who aren’t on twitter (Hi Sandy!), should they miss out on finding out about the post because they don’t tweet? No, of course not (but my world would be a whole lot easier if everyone was only a tweet away #justsaying). Then I thought, why not dedicate a whole post to other people’s posts that I like? I can do that.
Today is the first Expat Escapades; a series of posts about other expat’s posts that I’ve fancied and thought that you guys might fancy too. (This will probably be weekly, but it might not be exactly weekly; it might be every other week, or every ten days. Who knows. This is my fun, relaxed space. I don’t like having to be exact about anything here).
Over on Talking Story Provence, Meredith posted about food trucks in Marseille, or more specifically a mint tea truck. I wouldn’t mind a mint tea truck in The LPV. Actually, I should start up a tea truck, only I’d make it an Irish tea truck. All I need is cart to hitch Fifty to, and a massive supply of Barry’s Tea, and I’m good to go.
Kristin of Un Homme et Une Femme discovered that Paris doesn’t like 50 cent pieces (you have to read it to believe it… it’s so freaking French it’s ridiculous). This post made Fifty a bit sad by the way. I told him not to take it personally.
My friend Alex (another American living in Germany) from Ifs ands & Butts, has just come back from a week in Ireland. She’s hasn’t blogged about the whole thing yet, but she has posted about catching fish off the coast of Dingle and having it fried up for her dinner. (Confession: I lived in Ireland for six years and never went to Dingle *insert shocked face*.)
Patricia Parisienne went swimming in the Seine! I didn’t know you could do that. It makes me think of swimming in the Hudson (no thanks, I’ll pass on the hepatitis), or the Liffey (it’s not called the Sniffey Liffey for nothing). But Patricia swam in the Seine and it looks like it was lovely way to escape the city heat.
There was something else Patricia did that was lovely; she discovered Fountainebleu’s je ne sais quoi. That’s definitely one way the region around Paris definitely has Provence beat, they’ve got better castles!
Danielle Abroad complied a fantastic list of things to do while in Paris. These are things you do after all of the museum and typical sights (or things you do first if you’re an off the beaten path kind of traveler).
Days Like Never Before took a trip to Paris and ended up crashing the red carpet of the Hangover III premiere! Seriously. There’s a photo of her with Bradley Cooper and everything. B R A D L E Y C O O P E R.
And this last one isn’t a post, but a blog. American girl Megan recently moved to France after marrying her (former pen pal!) French husband. She’s new to blogging so I thought it would be nice if y’all popped on over to her blog, To France With Love, and give her a warm welcome. I know y’all are nice like that.