I’m having the time of my life here in France so far but I thought I’d take a moment to rant about 3 things that I wish I had access to during my stay.
1) LARGE Take-out Coffee
I’ll have any kind of coffee when I need a coffee. There’s plenty of great coffee here in France but the serving size is laughable compared to what I’m used to - it’s more like a shot of coffee. I’m also having problems finding a coffee shop that has take-out cups. I was beyond disappointed when I went to McDonald’s yesterday, only to find out they had ONE size of coffee…and it was tiny. I understand that Europeans like to sit down and sip coffee but when I’m out I like to have a LARGE coffee by my side. I guess Europeans just don’t carry their coffee around like an accessory, unlike most North Americans.
2) Ellen DeGeneres
Although I’ve convinced myself that Ellen DeGeneres and I will be best friends at some point in my life, I’m having some sort of separation anxiety from not being able to watch her show. I miss coming home to the latest episode waiting for me on my PVR. The worst part is not being able to stream it!
3) My Puppy
Yes, I’m one of those crazy dog lovers. I have to admit that a little piece of my heart breaks every time I see a dog and its owner walk past me along the beach here. Of course I miss my friends and my family back home, but not having my puppy to happily greet me every time I come home is just sad!
Anyways, enough about what I miss! I am still so grateful to be living in France right now. I went shopping in Monaco the other day – if you can even call it shopping when the only affordable store is Zara – and it was lovely. Monaco is such a stunning and insanely rich place. Here are some pics from my trip:
Until next time,