Saturday, 30 July 2011

Paris: Conversation exchange

In an attempt to practice our French we decided to try and meet some genuine french people to baffle with our 10 sentences that we could remember from school. 

However, meeting french people in Paris isn't such an easy task so we found a website called conversation exchange - you can meet up with people to practice french while they practice english. 

This turned out to be one of the best things that we did in Paris, we met people that I hope will be long term friends. Julien (the cheeseburger) was our first date, we went for a wander around Opera while Julien told us how he thought that British people were completely mad for wanting to feed birds and there is no way that anyone in Paris would ever do such a thing - then we saw this

Hilarous - Julien couldn't believe his eyes!

Another of our dates was with the wonderful Christophe, we met for a brilliant dinner and an evening at Franglish which is like speed dating for conversation - 7 minutes in French and then 7 minutes in English. I did end up resorting to asking people if they had any pets when my french ran out, and almost sang 'sur le pont d'Avignon' at certain desperate moments.

Christophe then invited us to his home for a proper french meal, it was on our last day in Paris and felt like Christmas day. 

Thanks Sebastian - best meal in Paris!

Rasta the french bulldog

We had one of these lemon meringue pies (made by Christophe) each! 

An American phrasebook !???

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