americans in france
best weekend in france so far. went to creil on friday for a belated thanksgiving where i met some other really cool american/german/spanish/british assistants and unleashed my inner ditz/sorority girl. the next day, we went to both chinatowns in paris. first to belleville, where we partook in some okay—dry, but satisfying nonetheless—dim sum, and then later in the night, some...
This is a great article on the best website ever... →
the comments in particular fascinated me. i’m like most americans in that i have always thought of the french as much more open and liberal, politically and sexually. but a commenter cited some survey that says young french people have more and more conservative attitudes about relationships and sex (particularly about cheating), and the writer of the above article replied with this: ...
i’ve been thinking a lot about race since i’ve moved here. my feeling out of place has been compounded by the fact that i look different from almost everybody else. picardie is a very white area of france (excluding the cities right outside paris), and i’m the only asian in my high school. nobody has been especially mean to me here, but one day, i had to introduce myself to a...
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