Spring is here and Summer is coming (unfortunately for GoT fans Winter won’t be until 2019) and if France is your destination you should be aware that their entire rail network is on a strike. And it’s the longest one yet.
There are only a limited number of countries you can visit without a visa if you have a Philippine passport and getting it isn’t always easy. You have to open up your entire being to these people before they can accept you. And if you cannot handle rejection, you will get heartbroken (again). That’s why when I decided to live in Paris, the thought of applying for a long-term french student visa was already stressful. Coupled with the fact that the French bureaucracy is known to expats as a direct threat to your patience. Thankfully with the right planning, resources, skepticism and patience, I was able to get accepted into the French soil.
I remember the first time I told myself “I think I want to learn French”. It was almost 7 years ago. I didn’t know I was going to be using it 6 years after. But I do wish I should’ve heeded that call so things will be easier now. Fast forward to today and I’m formally learning French in a language school. There is an advantage in doing so, but a lot of people learn by themselves with the right resources and a considerable amount of self
scolding motivation. Here is a list of resources which helped me start beginner French on my own: