What!..You hate Paris?
March 15, 2009 5:06pm CST
When I was nine I went on a European vacation with my family. We went to Brussels, Paris, London, some towns in England, and Amsterdam. We went to castles, saw windmills, bought wooden shoes, had tea, saw a Shakespear play, went up the Eiffle Tower, and went to art museums. All and all we had a great time. But I still remember not liking Paris. The museums had amazing paintings and the Eiffle Tower was pretty cool, but the people were horrible. Even as a child I sensed the ill will. And it was everywhere in Paris. The frowns and the rude gestures. It was such a contrast from Brussels and London. I know Paris is supposed to be such a wonderful city but I didn't get that.
• United Kingdom
16 Mar 09
I liked Paris when I went there in my younger days but since becoming a more experienced traveler I have preferred other cities like Prague, Budapest, Salzburg and Istanbul. The museums in Paris are superb. It is pleasant to sightsee by boat along the River Seine. Some of the parks and gardens are pretty. The Eifel Tower is am amazing sight. I learned the French language for five years when I was at school. I find the people in Paris speak quickly and many of them are in a constant rush. I think the other places in France can be nicer than Paris. I hope to visit La Rochelle because I imagine that will be lovely. I have been to French Polynesia and it was stunning there. European people vary in the different countries and the French can appear very different from the people from my home country. You saw quite a bit of Europe on your trip when you were just nine years old.