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Sunday, February 19, 2017
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LivEnglish! Live with your English teacher!  We are starting our business this summer and we are already booking homestay students from Hungary and France! The English learning holiday for teenagers is a brand new concept here in Hungary. Each Anglophone family takes 1-4 students...
Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was. — Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care Hungary is the long way round for Alfonz, and...
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never...
I am a TV addict, and I PERSONALLY REALLY enjoy Reality TV. CHRISTINA Ricci We have been contacted by the popular House Hunter International reality TV show again, but this time we leave the beaches and vineyards of southern France behind...
  "Kill them all, God will know HIs own" The Abbot stated before the sack of Bezier where 20,000 were claimed dead. The Cathar or Albigensian Crusades were from 1209-1229, a military war started by Pope Innocent III to eliminate Cathars...
While working feverishly towards our dream of owning and running a B&B in southern France, our dream changed. This was a pivotal point of our journey. We found a magnificent project two kilometers outside of Capestang with three rental gites...
To our family friend Christophe, ‘Happy Birthday to you!’ 'Happy 10th Birthday to Sebastian too!' After our friend's wedding on Saturday afternoon, we joined Christophe and Beatrice for their family celebration! Christophe turned 50, their son turned 10 over the weekend, and...
Saint Stephen's collegiate Church in Capestang, Languedoc-Rousillon France, was built in the 14th century but never completed. Gothic architecture has the feel of a cathedral, with a large open ceiling, and beautiful stain glass windows. The Collegiate Church of St....
"Everyone should have a blog. It is the most DEMOCRATIC thing." Jessica Cutler Three reasons you should never blog: Money, Notoriety, and Traffic. Money: If you are lucky, you can generate enough cash with Google ads to pay for your hosting and a...
  After 7 months on the road, we settle in to our new village routines. The kids have been through there own version of our family adventure, and although they loved most of it, they did find adjusting to life on...
  Lucky in the Languedoc of France Home and Garden Channel This was the TV promotions blurb about our family's TV debut on House HUnters International. I cannot believe it was in 2012, but as the world turns, it looks like we...
Striars in Capestang, expats with kids

Striar Family Adventures!

When I use the term 'International Family' referring to ourselves, I think of our family travelling and living out of a bag, our world is our residence. For the Striar family the definition is even more defined, a true international...
#1 Lucerne Milk Canadian milk is so good and super fresh. I have a strange habit of dipping my Lays potato chips in my milk. I miss the habit, all though my waistline does not. #2 Packaged Gravy Mix Open a package,...
Canal du Midi after the Planes? Sitting on an iron bench next to the Canal du Midi, I imagine myself talking to my great grand children about when we came to Capestang back in 2011. I’ll tell them how the...