In this year of 2016, I have made quite a big leap of my life. This leap is…moving to Paris. The city of lights, love, immense culture and history. I am starting my life here in Courbevoie, La Defense with my Husband.
Leaving my life back in India and moving out here, where everything feels so alien is much more difficult than I thought it would be. Family, Dogs, my Job, Friends…everything. All that I knew is starting to look like ‘All that I need to know’. Everything that I learnt looks like ‘Everything that I need to learn all over again’. Language is my biggest barrier here, and I wish humans were born with the innate ability of speaking every known language. Nonetheless, I am here…with everything I have known thousands of miles away from me. I am learning.
I am learning to say “Merci and Bonjour” instead of Thank you and Hello. I am learning to be patient and follow every single traffic rule. I am learning that I have to walk pretty much every where that I want to go (irrespective of the distance). In short, I am learning to live like a Parisien here in the heart of France. It is exciting! Adventurous! And this new blog of mine is a part of this adventure. Further down is my first post about the things I notice in Courbevoie. The first thing is Buildings. Tall, oddly but beautifully designed buildings. So, here are some residential apartments that I have come across, and some general surroundings (which are simply pretty or how they say it in French “Jolie”).
But first off…