Back in town (?)
After two 6-month experiences in Germany, I'm back in Paris thinking about settling here (or there?) ...
Hi everyone ✌,
Welcome to the very first edition of the Lorenzou’sletter!
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I’m finally taking a moment to write this morning.
To write to you. To write for me. Anyway…
Just putting some thoughts on the paper… Actually typing on a keyboard.
It’s 2022, you better live with your time!
There we go!
So, once again, my life choices have brought me back to this beautawful town: Paris.
I write it and mean it. Because like almost every big city, Paris has a two-sided face!
✔ On the A side, its great postcards landscapes, modern and classic Haussmannian architecture, fancy everyday culture, a friendly atmosphere, and incredible nightlife.
❌ On the B side, the expensive costs of living, the sometimes very dirty streets, the aggressiveness of people, and the stressful rhythm of life.
But still, I have to reckon it’s good to be back. It is true that I have A LOT here: friends and family, places and habits, opportunities, and projects (see below)!
But moreover, one important thing: A LOT to discover/experience still. 👁🗨
The whole north/east Parisian lifestyle for example.
Just so everyone understands: Parisian life is quite different whether you’re living in the family-friendly very calm 15th arrondissement (southwest) or the very eclectic and fancy 10th (northeast).
It might sound a bit cliché but I remember reading the introduction of a book written by some Parisian girl who left the south part of Paris for the north and discovered what Paris really is. I want to complete my Paris course so I can be able to say I know Paris well. I did study tourism here, I must say! I have even guided people and written a few reviews here and there on Google Maps. Today, it may be the reason I am writing those lines, I even received a (very tiny) reward from Google for my participation in the Local Guide Program, of which I am very proud of. 😎😂
Whatever. I have indeed interesting job opportunities back in Germany but I think I will stay in Paris and find opportunities here. 🔛 On the side, I have also the project “Les Panamiens” to take on. Let me tell you about it!
My next project
2/ One day, she posted about the association “Les Panamiens” which she founded a few years back with two friends of hers. The goal is “to share the real daily life of Parisians, with its crowded metro, its beers on the platforms, and its cigarettes on the terrace”. Furthermore, they had worked for almost two years long on a great project: an incredibly relevant map of Paris for young travelers willing to experience the best out of their stay in the city of lights. ⚜
The result is amazing! 🗺️
3/ If you want a closer look, you can:
4/ you might wonder what is the next step? indeed, the map is great but we want to go further. Therefore, we are working on the second version of it, with updated pathways, addresses, and tips.
5/ And? We need you! If you want to be part of the team. Just contact me so we can talk about your motivations and your potential implication in this project!
I think that’s it for today.
Thanks for reading. 🙏
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