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Publication: Hello Giggles

Article: What My Favorite Literary Characters Taught Me About Love

Nothing is more all-consuming than love. With each new relationship, I learn a little more about what to do, and a lot more about what not to do. Experience, of course, is key. But so is listening, and, well, a million other things. It’s hard to know exactly what to do when it comes to relationships, which is why there are dozens of advice columns out there. But when I’m looking for a solution, I look to my favorite literary characters for secrets to a happier love life – or at least one I somewhat understand.

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Publication: Ashley Abroad

Article: The Ultimate Paris Packing List

Swishing skirts, clicking heels, and chic Parisian ensembles may clash with the typical image of childcare. I would know; I changed quite a few diapers in Paris.

After living in la ville lumière for a year, I understand the irresistible urge to replicate the Parisian look. I still remember the sinking realization that every child around me had more fashionable outfits than I did. Granted, I’ve always had a “you do you” attitude. If you’d like to strut around Paris in flippers and a rainbow poncho, I commend you.

But either way, deciding on what exactly to pack for Paris can send anyone into a tailspin.

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Publication: Become an Au PairAshley Abroad’s site on being an au pair

Article: The Pros and Cons of Au Pairing in Paris

La tour Eiffel’s elegant frame decorates walls and bedside tables of hopeful Parisians all over the world.  This tall overbearing symbol of Paris has come to represent a fantasy thousands of people aspire to, which explains why France remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

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Publication: My French Life

Article: An experience in the French education system

The manner in which children are raised greatly contributes to a country’s national identity. In France, the education system largely complements French cultural practices – but it may appear baffling upon first glance.

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Publication: My French Life

Article: Questioning the authenticity of a Parisian romance

Every year, as the courtyards and walkways of the Louvre and the wooden planks of Le Pont des Arts become eroded and heavy with use, more and more tourists leave Paris with their heads full of romantic memories, but their hearts full of disillusionment.

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Publication: My French Life

Article: Apartments in Paris: social hierarchy of the chambre de bonne

In many ways, to love Paris is to love Haussmann. Under the guidance of Napoleon III, Georges-Eugène Haussmann helped design Paris, contributing to the aesthetics of la ville lumière today. 

Within his buildings, high above Parisian parks and cobbled streets, youll find an array of chambres de bonne

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Publication: My French Life

Article: Finding Van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, France

From the popular Louvre to the perhaps more obscure Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris certainly has its share of some of the world’s finest museums.

However, quick daytrips from Paris can offer equally artistic experiences far from the hustle and bustle of la ville lumière. For those in need of un petit repos, I’d recommend following the illustrious footsteps of Van Gogh in France in Auvers-sur-Oise.

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Publication: My French Life

Article: Halloween in France: what do the French really think?

It’s that time of year again. Autumn leaves are casting much of the world in an orange and golden haze, children are dreaming of costumes, and parents are buying candy bags in bulk. Well, at least in some parts of the world...

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