Life Recap: June + July 2018

I originally started blogging in order to create a helpful and informative TAPIF blog as well as to record my travels during my “Year in France”. However, as time has passed on, the style and purpose of my blog has shifted. I have also realized that I simply like having a dedicated space where records of my life have been documented over the past few … Continue reading Life Recap: June + July 2018

Wambrechies: A Hidden Gem in the North of France

In an attempt to get back into shape, I’ve taken up the habit of running 10K’s on Sundays with my colleagues. Lille’s Citadel is filled with various paths and routes, especially along the canal. Recently, my colleagues led me further down the Deûle River than I had ever ventured before, to the town of Wambrechies. The thing that (unashamedly) appealed to me the most about … Continue reading Wambrechies: A Hidden Gem in the North of France

I Was Published at GoEuro.Co.Uk

Great News! I recently helped contribute to an article about site seeing and tourist hot spots in the north of France. The article is entitled, Discover France: Insider Tips to Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie and features several people who know the region. Click here to check it out, share, and comment, and thank you again for your ongoing support! Bisous, Dana Continue reading I Was Published at GoEuro.Co.Uk

Lille Braderie & 10K Run!

Every year during the first weekend of September, Lille is home to Europe’s largest flea market, La Braderie de Lille. People come from all corners of the continent to explore and experience this cultural event, including over 10,000 vendors and several million attendees. For three days, the city is completely transformed. Overall, the ambiance in Lille is simply awesome. The streets are packed with people selling and … Continue reading Lille Braderie & 10K Run!

Mom and Pops do Franceland and Londontown!

Towards the end of July, both of my parents came to visit me and do some traveling around Europe. We started in London, came back to Lille for the weekend before driving to Normandy for a few days, where we left the car and finally trained it to Paris. My dad then left from Paris to go back to the states, and my mom came back to … Continue reading Mom and Pops do Franceland and Londontown!

Musée de la Piscine à Roubaix

Just a short metro ride from the center of Lille is the city of Roubaix, the second-largest city in Nord-Pas-de-Calais. La Mairie, or Town Hall of Roubaix Roubaix is specifically known for being the worldwide capital of the textile industry during the Industrial Revolution at the beginning of the 20th century. Unfortunately, the city did suffer from deindustrialization from 1970-1980, and the effects are still … Continue reading Musée de la Piscine à Roubaix