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 →

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 →

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 →

Five facts, for fun…

Algamdulillah, there are five days left before 2018 is finally over. This year has really been a life altering one, a year of taking huge risks, a year of getting out of our comfort zones, a year of making life changing decisions, a year of breaking the norm and doing something out of the ordinary... Continue Reading →

Being homesick, hurts!

It has been seventy-six days since we last saw our friends and family in Cape Town. I honestly thought that with time, it would get easier, it would get better. Whoever said time heals all was telling one big fat lie, seriously! It does not get better! They were talking nonsense! Yes, over time you... Continue Reading →

Our Journey Begins

This blog was created to keep me busy and also a way to keep our friends and family back home updated on our adventure. It was not a simple choice of just saying “YES we going,” but it took months of planning and keeping tabs on all the balls we kept up in the air,... Continue Reading →

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