Being in France for two weeks
Time has come to have 2 weeks easter holidays in France !
Save the date : Marseille, Bordeaux, St Palais-sur-Mer and Paris !
By plane, train, taxi or buses , subway and feet 😮
Before leaving your host country for Holidays :
Holidays for expatriates are planned and checked by the company of your husband or boyfriend quite a long time before.
And it does not look like resting days !!
Making everything ready to take off the D day.
Now that you have your plane ticket and you have chosen where to land, you have to organise the meetings for the two parents family and friends.
I started with my boyfriend family in Marseille, then my family and friends near Bordeaux and at last but not least all my friends in Paris.
For my friends, I used Facebook by posting the dates of the week I ll be in Paris to organise each several days with them ( lunch, shopping session, diner..) and manage to see everybody.
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Now that you have you schedule complete, you want to bring small presents from Ghana to family and best friends and also for birthday or 2 new baby birth.
I decided to go to the Art Market ” in Accra to find some little products in wood of roses ( small animals like elephants 😉
I have also been to Marina Mall, for cosmetic made in Ghana with shea butter cream or essential oil or tea tree :
I bought some soaps and shea butter from the “all for nature ” shops
And the best presents I think are made by my friend Lova in Accra who buy her fabric in Ghana and then can sew by hand all what you want : I ordered her some typical things for birthday : pillow, bags, etc… She sells all products on a little market website : crea by lova
Check all that you are missing in your host country which does not exist or is too expensive:
Part of the list : chocolate, french mustard, cheese, your favorite wine…
You pack everything (quite nothing except presents since you still have clothes for winter/summer at home) and take two suitcases to come back with products.
D DAY at last!!
I m ready to jump into the first plane for 6 hours flight to Amsterdam and the second plane to Marseille and few days after ……
And after a while… I finally arrived HOME ! !
My parents house near Royan, in St Palais sur Mer!!
I had not seen them for 4 months.
The day after my arrival to my parents place ……..
WHAT do you think I did ?!?!??
I have been on early morning to a supermarket !! Yes what you have just read is true : Super Market !!
I wanted to buy the products I do not eat in Accra because there are not or they are too expensive: such as chocolate, cheese, french bread, good wines, yogourt, mustard, ice cream , oisters….
At the payment desk, no plastic bag is given : now you need to have your own bag for food.
It is so good not to see all plastics on the ground everywhere you go… in Ghana, people do not care about it because I think that they are not aware of pollution and what is dangerous for the planet.
Then I could enjoy time here with friends and family :
What a surprise I had while going to “la maison blanche” , a wonderful and beautiful place (to eat and drink and even dance at night ) in front of the beach of Nauzan and the sea :the Ghanaian flag red/yellow and green alnd instead the black stars there was the logo of the ” white house” .
I thought i was not seeing well but yes when I ask the waiter it is was effectively the director who love ghana and Bob Marley as well.