Comments to article «I Spent a Month at a French Chateau for Free and Then Ran Away to Never Come Back»

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I thought it was going to be a horror story. Last night I watched a frightening movie about a newly wedded couple who went for honeymoon at a strange old French chateau. Needless to say, the bride never returned. She was transformed into a vampire and died when exposed to sunlight. The husband however was saved.
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To the brilliant author of this article- first of all, thank you. Do you know of any specific volunteer opportunities or organizations that will cover all costs ( such as travel)? I am desperately looking for an opportunity for this summer, i’m a student , and all I found was workway, wooffing and volunteering for money!!
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Well, the story itself is interesting, but I have mixed feelings about that.
First of all, it's a volunteering project, so it's pretty normal that they made you do some "black work". Moreover, teaching a person cooking is time consuming, while French dishes are not so easy to cook (as far as I know). People pay A LOT of money to come to a culinary school to learn how to cook, and you want someone to do it for free? In capitalist world it wont work this way.
But from another side I can understand that you expected something else, something more exciting, memorable and useful.
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in her shoes, I would also want to learn something new and interesting, especially if we are talking about France and its great cuisine.
They surely don't have to teach people something extraordinary, but a simple interesting dessert, or sharing some tips for to prepare a meat. Why not?
Yeah, maybe they use a lot of butter, oil and eat a lot of bread, their food is still tasty to me :)
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I have enjoyed the story. Though, the experience wasn't so fun, it was still interesting to read.
Anyway, it created memories, and gave you experience :)
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