Je sais, je sais. You didn’t move to France to take up a sport you retired from at the age of twelve. You didn’t even plan to have any free time between becoming a master macaron chef and getting wooed by French romantics. Indeed, I found myself reflecting on these very thoughts as I sat in a Irish bar watching a Gaa match in the hope that I would pick up some skills for my own impending GAA match in Paris the week after.
Initially, the best idea to eat vegetarian in Lyon can seem to take a dander to the market and essentially eat all of the fruit/veg in sight and hope that it’ll fill you. For those of you that don’t know, Lyon is the food capital of France and for the most part, vegetarian isn’t on the menu. However, a few years older, slimmer and a Nutribullet purchase later, I can appreciate that vegan and vegetarian food is becoming seriously more popular. Here’s where to visit in Lyon.
Working abroad in France undeniably has its perks. The shortest working week in Europe, an abundance of croissant potential on lunch breaks and restaurant vouchers make working here much more appealing. Combined with my need to improve my French, it’s hardly any wonder that I jumped at the opportunity to flee Ireland at the age of eighteen to work as an au pair (this ended disastrously- see here). I also worked at Disneyland Paris twice, but I still remained relatively unenthusiastic about my work experiences even after two stints of working Chez Mickey.
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Working in an Irish bar abroad has its perks. Not only does the spontaneous use of “sláinte” make you feel completely bilingual, but working in Irish bars can be a fun away to work abroad for the summer. And presumably get free Tayto. That said- it’s worth mentioning that I know friends who have worked in Irish bars in France with the intention of improving their French and accidentally return having spoken only English for the summer. Whoops.
Last month we went to Paris. I couldn’t write this post earlier as I’m still slightly delicate about being home from a land of beautiful landmarks, worrying amounts of pastries and a million other attractions.
C’est la vie.