- Many drinks in Paris are served with candy as an accompaniment.
- “The real party starts at 7am” (At least, that’s what I’m told).
- Not all expat bars are created equal.
- You’re not supposed to eat chocolate when drinking wine (aaahhhh!).
- It’s not important to win every fight (I think I’m still learning this one).
- A (fake) mustache is the secret ingredient to making a great party.
- September in the Netherlands requires my winter wardrobe.
- If you can drive in Amsterdam, you can drive anywhere.
- I can still function on three hours of sleep… though I’d prefer not to have to.
- Alcohol + heels + bicycles = a bad idea.
- When friends are coming to visit early in the morning, set the alarm.
- There’s a decent following of American Football fans in Paris!
- I am not a huge fan of grappa. Yet.
- If I spill one glass of wine on someone, there’s a good chance I’ll spill another. 😦
- In Amsterdam, a sign reading “pin storing” actually means “We apologize for any inconvenience, but credit cards are not accepted at this register.” See the obvious connection?
- In the US some of us have been taught that trust can only be given after it has been earned. The French don’t work this way.
- Seeing good friends in other countries is just as fun (if not more) as seeing them in your own.
- There’s a Frank song for every occasion (including, but not limited to, dancing in living rooms).
- Writing notes to myself serves as an effective method for clearing my head.
- When you’re really happy, even work doesn’t feel like work (but you still can’t wait for the end of the day)! 🙂