Life in Strasbourg, France with Gaenor

Have you ever wondered what life would be like in another country? Meet expat, Gaenor du Plessis from KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, currently living in Strasbourg, France. In this #ExpatAdventure series interview, she gives us insights into living in France, some major adjustments to living in an apartment as well as getting around the city... Continue Reading →

Life in the UAE with Masnoena

Have you ever wondered what life would be like in another country? Meet expat, Masnoena Allie from Cape Town, South Africa, currently living in Dubai. In this #ExpatAdventure series interview, she talks about her experience in moving to a new country, what life is like as a foreigner, and her Ramadan experience in Dubai. SO,... Continue Reading →

Quick & easy chickpea curry

Cooking tutorial on how to make an easy, super quick chickpea curry. Why chickpeas? Well for one they are super rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber as well as a good source of plant-based protein and for two it has loads of health benefits such as regulating blood sugar and promoting a healthy heart. This recipe... Continue Reading →

Life in the UK with Kavisha

Have you ever wondered what life would be like in another country? Meet expat, Kavisha Pillay from South Africa, currently living in London. Here, she talks about her experience in moving to a new country with her husband, what life is like as a foreigner, and so much more! Kavisha is a product manager that... Continue Reading →

Life in Egypt with Wasfeeya

Have you ever wondered what life would be like in another country? Meet our next expat in the #ExpatAdventure series, Wasfeeya from Cape Town, South Africa, currently living in Egypt. She is a qualified online Qur’an teacher and hifdh mentor. She is passionate about psychology, marriage, and everything Qur’an-related and blogs regularly about it. Here... Continue Reading →

#COLLAB: First impressions last forever, or do they?

GirlOnTheBus

Written by Waseema from Our French Adventure

focus photography of gray and black pigeons behind Eiffel Tower
Photo by Fabrizio Verrecchia

InFebruary 2019, we decided to drive from Strasbourg to Paris for our flight home to Cape Town. The kids were looking forward to the road trip, and we managed to squeeze in a few hours to see the Eiffel Tower before leaving.

I was so excited to see the Eiffel Tower; hubby visited Paris twice before, so he’d seen it before me, but I wanted to experience it all for myself – the city of love; the people, the atmosphere, the food, and just immerse in the ambiance of it all.

I always imagined visiting Paris and having my freshly baked croissant with coffee, wearing my red beret sitting in a café and experiencing it all, watching the locals — exactly how it is portrayed in the movies: all fancy schmancy.

The morning we left for Paris…

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Life in Saudi Arabia with Rushana

Have you ever wondered what life would be like in another country? Meet expat, Rushana from Cape Town, South Africa, currently living in Riyadh, better known as @expat_that_ on Instagram. She has traveled to several countries, and takes everyone along with her on her amazing adventures. In this interview, Rushana talks about her experience in moving to... Continue Reading →

Life in Switzerland with Mawaddah

Have you ever wondered what life would be like in another country? Meet Mawaddah Isaacs from Cape Town - South Africa, currently living in Switzerland. In this interview, she talks about her experience in moving to a new country, what life is like as a new mother in a foreign country, and so much more!... Continue Reading →

Pardon my French…

Growing up in Cape Town, South Africa, we were taught English as our first language and Afrikaans as our second language in school. This was my norm and that of my children, so when we decided to move to France, everyone said the french language would be difficult for the children to grasp. We saw... Continue Reading →

Life in Germany with Redawn

Have you ever wondered what life would be like in another country? Meet expat, Redawn Heuberger from South Africa, currently living in Germany. Here, she talks about her experience of moving to a new country, what life is like as a foreigner, and so much more! She is a mother of 3 children and Founder... Continue Reading →

Top 35 Living in France Blogs & Websites in 2020

On Tuesday, 16th June, I received an email from Feedspot informing me that Our French Adventure blog was selected by their panelist for the Top 35 Living In France Blogs on Feedspot! Whoohooooo!!  We ranked #31 which is an amazing achievement for a blog that only started two years ago to keep our family and friends back home updated... Continue Reading →

How quickly things can change…

So, what started off as a normal, early surprise breakfast for my daughter who turned 11 years old on Thursday, 4th June, quickly turned into a crazy, stressful day of me spending time at the GP with my son who was experiencing excruciating pain on the right side of his abdomen. We then spent another... Continue Reading →

Go-to Places in Strasbourg & Kehl

So arriving in France in 2018 we had limited resources to assist us with finding places to eat, shops to buy groceries, home appliances, halal butchers, etc. We relied heavily on Google search, reading reviews on social media and recommendation from my friend Anya, my kids English teacher from South Africa living in Germany who... Continue Reading →

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