I’m in f-ing France!!

In case you haven’t been reading my blog, I’m an American who has only ever been to Mexico, and I’ve been living in Finland for about four months now.  We’ve been planning this trip to Normandy for a couple of months now, but I never really got too excited about it.  Until today!

I’m not sure why I wasn’t excited.  Maybe because I was already living in a foreign country, because that was enough of an anomaly.  Maybe because I don’t actually have a place of employment to get away from, or co-workers to brag to about my upcoming trip.  I don’t know why, but the idea of  coming to France wasn’t nearly as exciting as I thought it should be.

We flew into CDG today, picked up our rental car, and drove straight up to the Normandy coast.  At some point, I finally got excited.  “I’m in f-ing France!!  Holy crap!!!”

Honestly, I think it’s just that it actually feels old.  Where I live in Finland, it’s actually a UNESCO Heritage site, with 500 year old houses in Old Town.  But I guess it’s not as “old world Europe” as I expected, and therefore it doesn’t really feel that old to me.  But here, all the crumbling stone and half-timber buildings – it’s gorgeous!!

Crappy pictures from inside the car, when I was so excited I just couldn’t believe it!

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8 thoughts on “I’m in f-ing France!!

  1. so exciting. i love traveling to foreign places. it might be my favorite thing that i would do much more if i had the money. can’t wait to read about your trip and see photos!

    • I can’t wait to read about your trip to Turkey! I’ve always wanted to experience the big bazaar in Istanbul.

  2. Linda

    I am soooo jealous…..I’ve only been to the Bahamas. lol I am so happy that you’re happy.

  3. Have a fantastic time! I too went to France for the first time this year, and I loved it. I felt as though all the stereotypes were completely true, and it was all a bit magical. Looking forward to hearing your stories!

    • Definitely magical, seeing old buildings and towns and wondering what it looked like 200 or 400 years ago. Truly an incredible experience!

  4. I have been in Bretagne and Normandy is still on my travel list, by car of course.

    • I would have loved to make it down to Brittany, too – seems like you always want just a few more days on your vacation! We did make it to Mont Saint Michel, so we got close!

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