Moving to Paris
As people have been repeatedly surprised to discover that I'm moving to Paris, I thought I would mention it here in hopes that I don't have to keep explaining over and over again.
Leila and I were quite happy in Amsterdam and I enjoyed my job at booking.com. However, for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was Leila's difficulty in finding a job in Amsterdam, I decided to accept a position in Paris. I started at Weborama on December 1st. We'll be in Amsterdam for two or three months until we make the actual move. We'll likely be moving to a small town outside of Paris (we currently have our eye on Meaux), but nothing is quite decided yet.
I had a blast at booking.com and I'm going to miss my colleagues, but my family comes first, so off to France we go. My wife has previously lived and worked in Paris and still has contacts there, so we expect this will make things easier. Plus, since she is French, we won't have the language barrier to overcome. My French is gradually improving, but Weborama's working language is English (a rare thing in France), so I won't have to worry too much about my broken French being a source of frustration.
Now if I can just figure out this darned azerty keyboard.