Une Américaine in gay Par-ee (in gifs)

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1st Apr, 2013

After only five years in Paris, “Genevieve de Milwaukee” has gone from editorial translator at Vogue.fr to Fashion Editor of a children’s luxury fashion shop online. An ex-pat success story…right? Despite maintaining she still loves the French, during those five years, the Milwaukee native has acquired a few funny (or-not-so-funny) stories about the trials and tribulations of an American living in France. Naturally, the best way to tell her story was through gifs on a Tumblr, hence, I present the essential new Tumblr for any ex-pats living in France, Une Américaine in gay Par-ee. I picked out a few of my favourites…

Seeing French men exercising in the park… in their jeans…

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When tourists ask me if I know where the Eiffel Tower is

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A good whiff of the metro during the August heat waves

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Trying to navitage the Galeries Lafayette at Christmas.

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Seeing teenage French youths express their puppy love for the first time… everywhere… in public…

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Making the mistake of asking a French sales person if these pants look good on you…

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When I learned how Foie Gras is made

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Stare down outside of starbucks at 8:59am, because they will not open the doors until 9:00. Even though they are all behind the counter.

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When the French start fighting about politics

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When SNCF and AirFrance all go on strike right before Christmas. For no reason. Again.

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Walking into a party filled with Parisian women. Systematically.

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You’re not alone ex-pats! Get more of UNE AMERICAINE IN GAY PAR-EE and follow Genevieve @DeMilkwaukee on Twitter to keep up with the latest posts.

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