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I Have Been to France

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    Us Valor

    When I was in the service I was stationed at Ramstein Air base, Germany from May 2001 to June 2004. As Ramstein is in the western part of Germany in the Rhineland-Phalz region, it was very easy to travel to many of the countries of western Europe in just a couple of hours...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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    TeresaChanaki TeresaChanaki 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    It's Gorgeous

    i've been three times,to paris and the south twice. it's only a 3 hour plane journey and it's amazing there.
    keepitinside keepitinside 16-17, F Oct 17, 2007

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    I Studied Abroad

    I studied for a semester in Cannes. It was the best time of my life.
    rocketqueen206 rocketqueen206 22-25, F Mar 31, 2013

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    I live there part of the year,

    in Colmar, France. It's the most beautiful city!
    shadowwolfeut shadowwolfeut 51-55, M Mar 16

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    Maybe Had Enough...

    I'd always wanted to go there, as I have some French heritage.  I never had the chance, then suddenly, within 6 months, I got to go twice!  The first time was for my husband's job.  We stayed for two weeks, in Toulouse.  It was wonderful, because the company...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 7, 2007

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    France Is Nice, the French Make It Suck..

    I have been to all the popular places, Beaune, Dijon, Vézelay, Strasbourg etc. The towns are nice. The architecture the food, quaintness. All that is taken away by the rudeness of it's people. For the most part if your american you are not welcome. No worries I hate them...
    Jamcojay Jamcojay 31-35, M Jul 16, 2007

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    My Dream...

    I fell in love with Paris the minute I stepped into the city. My dream is to live in the 18th arrondissement and soak in every bit of French culture I can. Shop at local cheese shops, fresh street markets, and sip wine at a cafe....A girl can dream can't she?
    Crayolahd Crayolahd 31-35, F May 16, 2012

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    Zut Alors, Les Escargots!

    I've been to France, and made some stuttering attempts to speak french, much to the consternation and despair of the French. Alas, it's only been in the company of my family, so I've yet to experience France as a truly grown adult. France, I suspect is a place that is well served...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 15 Responses Jun 9, 2007

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    J'taime Paris.

    I was always brilliant in French class, I had a French pen pal and I loved going to French restraunts so you could imagine my happiness when I was surprised with a trip to France for my 16th birthday. It was February so it was FREEZING and I was happily cuddled in my hotel bed...
    LadyAdeona LadyAdeona 22-25, F Aug 2, 2012

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    Visited my Aunt who lives in Nice,

    France, and toured the whole French Riviera. With that I already decided on where I can retire...
    lavandelune lavandelune 26-30, F Apr 20

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    J'ai Vecu La Pendant Cinq Ans

    It was a while ago, mind you.  I went to France to work for two months late in 1979 and came back to England late in 1984.  I'd have been in France to this day if it hadn't been for my father's untimely death....  Je me sentais chez moi, en France.
    reteps reteps 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 19, 2010

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    School Trips

    I've been to France three times for adventure holidays. PGL trips. They were amazing. We were in a beautiful resort in the South of France (don't ask me which one, I don't remember). The surroundings were amazing. There was a beautiful river nearby where we went for our water...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 12, 2008

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    I Do Not Like France- bad experience

    I have been to France. I do not like it! I had a bad experience...Story  will follow
    csan csan 61-65, F Aug 7, 2007

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    Many Times

    I’m a big fan of France. I like France thanks to (my perception of) their attitude to life, work, and art. I love French music, and I love French sport. Oh and who could forget the delightful La Famille Garnier from Tour de France French course? But most of all I like France...
    yfronts36 yfronts36 41-45, M Feb 29, 2012

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    Calais

    I think it was Calais we went too, I was only about 7. We went by ferry and when we got there we stayed on a boat. I did like it but it could have been better. I used to have convulsions as a child, it was caused by over heating...so when we went they wouldn't let me out for long...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Nov 24, 2007

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    With School

    I went to France when i was about 13 on a school trip! we were there for 4 days and one day was in Disneyland! We didn't stay anywhere so the 3 days consisted of sleeping, eating, living on the coach!!! I thought it would be a horrible experience not being able to do what we...
    sazead sazead 22-25, F Mar 26, 2007

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 8

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    Oh France.

    it was the most beautiful time in my life. i've never been as happy as i was in france. can not wait to return.
    gypsysoul gypsysoul 22-25, F Jan 24, 2009

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    C'est Vrais

    Yes, I have been to France and discovered to my horror that is was teeming with French people.
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 5 Responses Jul 17, 2007

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    France Tension

    I will be leaving to FRANCE next month all alone to the city called Lille. I'm not sure how that city and the job is going to treat me... I'm excited, scared, mixed feelings etc.... I don't even know french even a single letter..
    beingpositive beingpositive 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    High In The Mountains

    I went to the alps in 2007.. We were really high up in the mountains. Although we stayed in only a little village for 3 weeks I still loved it a lot. There was still lots of fun things to do like bowling and tennis and mini golf. We had to walk a lot and there were loads of hills...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F Jan 18, 2010

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    I'd Rathur Not Go!

    Everywhere I go that is French has been a bad experience. First to Canada, PQ. Many times they pretend to not understand English. They all learn it in school. Then when I try to use a few French words, we got laughed at more than a few times. When I hear a visitor. here in the US...
    maninfl maninfl 70+, M 1 Response Jun 24, 2012

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    Last Month

    i was in Nantes last month, was really Warm, got really sunburnt, went to a metal festival in Clisson. was nice went on my own, french people are very friendly, was huge Carnival in Nantes on June 21st music and DJs everwhere i would recommend france
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 3, 2008

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    The Typical And The Unexpected

    France was an interesting place, and although we did much of the typical stuff when we got there, there were also unexpected moments and experiences that made visiting France a great time! We arrived in Paris, of course, and saw all of the typical places you might expect....the...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 7, 2010

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    Many Times

    I've taken several holidays in France, but it seems that all the time I was there I should have been looking for cold toast to go with my Nuttella.
    Inspector999 Inspector999 46-50, M Aug 11, 2011

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    I Drove Past The Arc-de-triumph...

    ...during one of my excursions from Germany into France, but I enjoyed Euro Disney better than Paris.  
    headstrongheart headstrongheart 56-60, M Mar 10, 2010

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    I worked as an au pair in southern France

    for several months then almost 10 years later returned to study at the University of Burgundy for one semester. I love the French language. French culture, and well... France!
    AllForTheLoveOfEntropy AllForTheLoveOfEntropy 36-40, F Aug 16

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    Related Experiences

    Ever since a young age I have been travelling. The list has slowed down, but so far, I have been to: England Wales Scotland France Germany Belgium Luxembourg Spain Portugal Greece...
    thepotatochip thepotatochip 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 30

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    As of now I have been to Canada, Colombia, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Ghana, The Netherlands, France, England, Hungary, Serbia, more to come soon
    tuesdaythe17th tuesdaythe17th 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 29

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    i have been to several other countries. Austria, France, Spain,Canada and the USA. forgot a few places Italy, Madeira, Canary islands and Majorca.
    vilewart vilewart 66-70, F 5 Responses Nov 12

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    I have been to France (I live there), England, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Florida, Greece, Egypt, Zambia, Scotland, Italy, Turkey, Namibia, Botswana and soon Australia
    bluehappyness bluehappyness 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 12

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    I have been friends with "Joe" for 17 years. We have come in and out of each others' lives at different times (moving, college, etc), but it always seemed we had a loyal bond that...
    butrrcup butrrcup 31-35, T Nov 12

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    I've had a few relationships, but only two of the girls I dated I ended up falling on love with. The first was my first love (a bit obvious). The second was my recent ex. I trusted...
    shadow2233 shadow2233 18-21, M Oct 21

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    Lately my emotions have been up at down lately. I'm not talking about being bi-polar but the things I'm surrounded with everyday seem to really **** me off. I'm not sure if it's...
    Arexa Arexa 13-15 1 Response Oct 23

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    yesterday I had to work naked in front of a woman and I loved it, What I do is clean carpets and some times I use chemicals that take the die out of your clothes and for this...
    007carpetman 007carpetman 51-55, M 6 Responses Oct 26

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    As you all know there was a man in my life who persecuted me and made my life a living hell . I wish if I was a talented author to write the whole story with all the details but...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F Oct 31

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    I don't normally do things like this because I like to deal with personal things within the walls of my home. But I am really struggling with this and figured I could get some good...
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    Have any of your stories on EP ever been plagiarized? It’s happened to me, believe it or not. In my case, it was one of my earliest stories, which I deleted from my account a...
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    We could spend all night debating what love is. Some people will say I was too young to have been in true love. Some might argue it was a glorified lust. But I firmly believe it...
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    over the past nearly 3 years. Been finding others having the same issues as well. and I have been dismantling their spellwork like a wrecking ball does a building, by connecting to...
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    on Saturday my fiance, who I have been with for almost 4 years, went into rehab. we have one son together. i learned that he has been addicted for about a year, lying, taking money...
    Amandaf13 Amandaf13 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 3

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    The assault on a female case has been continued once again. It happened June 3. I'm so tired of this. It's draining energy I don't have to spare! Because every time court date...
    NCheartinNY NCheartinNY 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    When I found out my spouse of 18 years cheated on me I was devastated. The first thing I felt was a stomach ache. Then I had pain in my neck and shoulders. Had trouble sleeping...
    AloneRestless AloneRestless 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 7

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    I haven't been home to Norway in almost a year. The last time was five days at Christmas. A lot has happened go me in the short time I have been living in England. I miss home. I...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 9

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    We get married for almost 3 years and after wed my MIL and SIL lives with us. They dont even contribute any penny for either bills, foods, grocery... almost nothing. We both feed...
    jacquelinepham jacquelinepham 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    I have been married to my wife for almost 10 years but together for 21 years. Our relationship started when we were both young, 21 and 22 years old. I was immature and ended up...
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    I have been told I have a nice voice that can be calming, and relaxing. I have also been told that my voice can start a girls engines and then get them all revved up only to have...
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    I am not sure why this bothers people so much. I've been blocked, you probably have been blocked by someone as well at some point. I know I am not everyone's cup of tea, that's...
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