Many Europeans sit while they shower. Never walk around with a latte. Sit. Wine is actually very cheap. It’s not always what you say, but how you say it. Smile. On Sunday, Dimanch, you are expected to do nothing. This includes sleeping until 3 PM. Pillows are square. Jet lag lasts more than 2 days. A cigarette is a great way to break the ice. The importance of locally grown food. Kebab with cheese. A better approach may be deciding not to blend in. The French use deodorant. Give enough time for lunch. 90 minutes. Pino Noir is wet. Coconut trees are 8 Euro. The genius of the metric system. How to say Delicious. That it is possible to get by with saying ‘Je Voudrais’ and pointing. French espresso is not strong. Boisson, drink. Poisson, fish. Supermarkets exist. Turkey does not. Cabranet Sovenoin is sweet and bitter. The work of Tadao Ando is the most physically poetic thing I have ever experienced. Doggy, Chio. At midnight, a locksmith can charge whatever he wants. Including a glass of wine. Americans should never travel in a group out in public. French girls love American guys, but cant dance like Shakira. The French do not eat dinner. They drink dinner. Salad sauce is interesting. The history of a ‘peace circle’ relating to urban planning. Traveling between countries is quite expensive. If you are waking up with itchy red bumps, check your sheets for bed bugs.
This bears uncanny ressemblance to my first few weeks in Montpellier in August. Except Montpellierains definitely don’t smile easily and it took me almost two months to find any lattes.