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france - 5sizes2small's (f/35/united states) reflections after years there in their 20s

posted by 5sizes2small on 11/17/14.


What brought you to France?

My husband did. I met him online through a website called Gaia Online. We talked for several years and finally met in 2006 when I came to visit him here for 3 months on a traveler's visa. I have since moved here in officially in 2007 and currently still live in the Ile-de-France area.

Describe the city you live in there and your impressions of it.

I live in zone 3 which surrounds the main Paris zip code. Paris is very expensive so it's never been a choice to life there directly. I live north of Paris and have one station on my train before I am in main Paris at the Gare de Nord station anyways. Some might say I can move around quicker than those who live in the south of Paris.

The city I live in is very diverse with people from lost of different countries and cultures. As compared to the US this area is much safer than where I used to live in Kansas.

How does your race, nationality, gender, accent, etc. affect how you are treated or how people react to meeting you in France? Positively? Negatively?

I am a white female with dark features. When I first moved here I felt pressured to dress like the French women I see wherever. I bought new...

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