Le Franco Phoney

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Le Franco Phoney
Blog about France, French people, traditions, and culture as seen by an Australian in St Jean de Sixt, near the ski resort of La Clusaz and Lake Annecy in Haute Savoie.
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  • Becoming French bit by bit 4 days ago Driving in France can be a challenge for new settlers. From remembering to drive on the other side of the road, or having to obtain a French licence, to trying to understand the bizarre give way to the side road…Read more › Related posts: Nice Frenchness I take for granted My mum arrived a few...
  • Times that home seems a long way away 1 week ago Living on the other side of the world from family and friends is something that doesn’t work for everyone. Sometimes, a person’s dream of living in another country can’t persist beyond that initial homesickness. It’s never easy, and like everyone…Read more › Related posts: Pet care in...
  • Great weather for drying washing 3 weeks ago A new layer of snow has enveloped the Alps, but only after three solid weeks of sunshine, raising temperatures up to 22°C here in Saint Jean de Sixt and melting a lot of snow. These are perfect examples of how…Read more › Related posts: September in the Alps Not much happens here in September...
  • A snapshot of Annecy 1 month ago Last weekend, Annecy bathed in glorious sunshine during the annual Venetian carnival. I took lots of photos of the gorgeous outfits, but my favourite is this one, which I snapped from a moving car on the way home. This photo…Read more › Related posts: A pedestrianised highway in Annecy Annecy...
  • Meanwhile, in La Clusaz... 1 month ago After last weekend’s tractor shenanigans in Saint Jean de Sixt during the freestyle competition, La Clusaz put on a different type of competition (if you’re receiving this via email, you might need to click through to view): The SFR Tour…Read more › Related posts: A tractor in a ski...

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  • Coping with Living Abroad Writing Contest October 2012 The glamour of jet setting or that dreaded feeling of homesickness? What does living abroad mean to you? For me, moving away from home was an escape from a world that felt like an old pair of jeans — comfortable, familiar and reliable. That old...

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