More observations  

hotandhorny107 60F
339 posts
8/9/2006 5:28 pm

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8/13/2006 9:53 pm

More observations

Must be on a roll here, or just contemplating the differences in cultures. While in Paris itself I noticed more than a few things that were surprising.

There were no "outdoor" drinking fountains. Most people carried bottles of water wherever they went.

There was also no "carry out" coffees that I saw. If people wanted a cup of coffee, they seated at a cafe and drinking it from cups and saucers. No mugs, no paper/styrofoam cups.

Small cars. Very small cars. Or scooters, some of them totally closed, appearing to be able to be used year round. No big gas guzzling cars. No large trucks either. Biggest I saw was perhaps the size of our ambulances here in America. The city streets cannot accommodate them.

Lots of green areas. Well kept, clean and a pleasure to just sit in and people watch.

Smaller portions of food. No such thing as the super sized here. I am sure many of you have seen French bread. The loaf is long and thin, and delicious. No butter for the bread either.. which I never missed. Ice is also something not used that often. We had to ask for it on many occasions.

No fast food places on every block, and although I saw one or two Mc Donald's in the city, the only ones in them appeared to be kids from other countries. No Burger Kings, KFC, or other restaurant chains. I can't even recall seeing a Dunkin Donuts, although I did see a Starbucks

Water closets, a public toilet that cleans itself after every use. No graffiti in the subways. No sweat pants/gym clothes on anyone. Lots of men in suits. Pants that fit properly, and no crotches sagging to the knees.

Just a few things I noticed.

rm_PurryKitty2 49M/51F
9753 posts
8/9/2006 7:23 pm

Good observations!

Purry {=}


SirMounts 104M

8/12/2006 3:08 pm

It's great to travel, isn't it? *smiling*

PhymaLuridBolls 52M
1 post
8/13/2006 9:16 am

we were talking in the past before you took a break. look me up in you want again.

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