Life is easy in Nice. In less than two months I found a job: I just finished my first month in a central-located hotel in the downtown of our new city.
In parallel, I keep on having french classes to improve my language skills. Which helps me to integrate more in french culture: now I can buy and read newspapers and, as time goes by, me and A. feel more and more confortable here.
Regarding the media, it is for me impressive the fact that Nice has a daily newspaper – Nice Matin -, which publishes a different magazine every friday, saturday and sunday.
In Portugal, a daily regional newspaper is, generally, a mirage. So, during the week, we buy Nice Matin on friday and Libération´s weekend edition on saturday.
Though our readings are not restrict to these newspapers: Stylist, a lifestyle magazine, and La Strada, a cultural newspaper, are other interesting resources for me to practice the language and to know the agenda, with the advantage that are free and easily found in the city center of Nice.
Another thing I really appreciate here are the local bookstores. And there are plenty of them: my favorite are Librairia Masséna and Librairie Jean Jaurès, both centrally located, cozy and with a painstaking selection of authors and books.
However, to be honest, I haven´t venture myself yet to read a book in french language. I believe I will be capable to do it in 3 or 4 months.
It´s not a problematic situation: as my birthday was last september, my parents came to visit me and A. and brought me enough books to intercalate with the newspapers and magazines.
Now it´s time to enjoy the warm weather and take a book and the newspaper to the beach or one of the amazing parks of our new city. Life is easy in Nice.