Work & Play that is! The French banking system might be teetering on the brink, but that doesn’t stop the entire country from shutting down in August. It is vacation time for four (yes 4!) consecutive weeks! The French work hard to create a great quality of life. But unlike their workaholic American counterparts, rest & relaxation are equally important. Good-b welcomes a new blogging contributor, Krystyna Nowak, an American in Paris who writes about the cultural differences between France and the U.S.