As we make our final preparations to leave for Switzerland I wanted to recount some of the things I've learned during my time in France.
…lots of french, the vast majority of it when we stayed with a french family for 5 days.
…about good fresh bread; I don't think I'll ever be able to go back.
…to appreciate and enjoy wines even though I can't distinguish between them.
…that France truly is a culture of inefficiency and that this is both endearing and infuriating.
…to appreciate small portions by begrudgingly savoring them instead of inhaling.
…to appreciate socialized healthcare, confirming my belief that health shouldn't be a for-profit industry.
…to dislike socialized everything else because the service sucks.
…what a real nectarine, strawberry and peach should taste like.
…that I can stand, and maybe even enjoy, riding in 90+ degree weather all day.
…to be comfortable not understanding everything that is going on around me.
…that last one should come in handy for the next year or two.