Prepping for Paris

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10 days to go until I move to Paris. My ‘favourite’ part awaits – packing!

In the past 2 years I have been travelling quite a lot – therefore I’m not stressing too much. However, this is different. I have never lived away from Estonia for more than 6 months at once. This time we are talking about two years. Nevertheless, I am TRYING to pack as light as possible. I am taking my essentials:

  • Macbook– it’s fast, trustworthy and gets everything done;
  • iPhone – for obvious reasons, although I am temped to buy a newer one;
  • documents – starting with my passport and ending with everything else (birth certificate, school admission etc) because that’s what I learned in Bordeaux, the French might ask for all of it;
  • wallet – again for obvious reasons, but I love that my Ted Baker is so small that it doesn’t take up too much space;
  • weekly planner – I can’t live without my weekly planner, writing things down on paper works so much better for me;
  • glasses – I am pretty much blind without my glasses;
  • travel camera – My Fujifilm x30 is perfect for travelling because it’s light, it has a sturdy case and it has wifi which lets me transfer photos without a laptop in sight;
  • a notebook – got to write down all my good and not so good thoughts;
  • French dictionary – for obvious reasons, this Oxford one is in handy mini size;
  • photos – I always take some memorabilia from home with me, this time I decided to use Boft Instagram printing machines.
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Instagram printouts using Boft machines
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Lovely notebook gifted by Kristin

The biggest thing I’m worried about is my French. Although my school classes will be fully in English, I really need to master French during these two upcoming years in Paris. That’s mostly because most of my dream jobs require a good working knowledge in French. So far I have studied it for 1,5 years, which means I am not completely clueless, but I am scared to speak and I lack some vocabulary and grammar skills. Fortunately I will have French classes in school and according to my calculations, by the end of these 2 years I should be at least B2 level in French, which is exactly what I need.

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Fujifilm x30 travel camera and Oxford mini dictionary
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Wallet – Ted Baker; glasses – Versace; UN weekly planner

And of course, I have far too many clothes. I could pack a whole suitcase with just my dresses in it. So I am giving loads of clothes away and probably trying to sell some too. Because I know I am going to want to shop in Paris. I mean, come on.


Rest of my time in Estonia I am planning to spend with friends and family. Next post is probably (hopefully!) about my new apartment in Paris.


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  1. Ma ei jõua ikka veel ära kiita, kui imeliselt tubli Sa oled! Usun, et keel on Sul ka kiiresti suus… Oeh ja aeh, no oled Sa alles võrratu! Palju-palju edu ning loodan, et leiad ikka aega postitamiseks! 🙂

    1. Nii armas Sinust, Liisa-Andra! Tõesti tore, et niiviisi kaasa elad mulle. Annab palju enesekindlust juurde. 🙂 Ja ma tõesti plaanin regulaarse postitamisega jätkata ning kirjutada nii oma uuest elukohast, koolist, linnast üldiselt, elustiilist, niisama stiilist jms.

  2. I’m loving the regular content – and I’m looking forward to reading all about your travels around Paris. 😀 Out of interest, what camera were you using to take a photograph of your camera? And do you already have plans on what you’re going to be visiting around Paris?

    1. Thank you Kevin, that’s kinda’ the whole idea – this time I am determined to keep it regular. 🙂 I used my Canon EOS D1100 camera which I will probably also bring to Paris with me. I will use Canon when taking lifestyle photos in Paris and Fujifilm when travelling around in France and elsewhere.

      Not sure yet what I want to see in Paris – I am more worried about my apartment, bank account, new phone number and all these necessities atm. Once I am done with those I have time to start enjoying Paris as well. 🙂

  3. Elan Sinu tegemistele kaasa ja palun jätka jõudsalt nii blogimise kui ka fotograafiaga – mõlemad kukuvad suurepäraselt välja!

    1. Suur aitäh, Britta! 🙂 Rõõm kuulda, et sulle meeldib ja kindlasti jätkan samas (või veel paremas) vaimus ning loodan, et sa jätkad ka mu postituste lugemist. Kertu xx

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