View Poll Results: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    I voted yes, but Paris, France honestly doesn't excite me much. I know there is the Louve and the Eiffel Tower, but for some reason, it doesn't get me that excited. I think the Eiffel Tower seems like a lame tourist destination. I would be more interested in exploring the Paris Underground Catacombs and The Castle Versailles.

    I would like to go outside of Paris… go to Niece… see some villages… see Marie Antoinette's country cottage… go to Normandy…

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I voted yes, but Paris, France honestly doesn't excite me much. I know there is the Louve and the Eiffel Tower, but for some reason, it doesn't get me that excited. I think the Eiffel Tower seems like a lame tourist destination. I would be more interested in exploring the Paris Underground Catacombs and The Castle Versailles.

    I would like to go outside of Paris… go to Niece… see some villages… see Marie Antoinette's country cottage… go to Normandy…
    Seconded. Just about everyone I know who's been to Paris describes the city as being "overrated." The countryside is what I'd really like to see if I got the chance.

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    Just a simple poll to see how many of you would take a free trip to Paris for a week if it were given to you tomorrow, to be redeemed sometime in the near future.


    What's your answer, and why?
    Never been there and have no desire to go there. Now give me a free trip to Bangkok and I would be on the next plane out. To me Europe is way too much like the United States.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    I was there during the millennium new years (you want to talk about inflated prices?), so maybe they were maintaining it better, but I didn't notice any issues with trash
    It wasn't like there were trash bins overflowing with refuse all over the place or anything. There was just an unusual (for me, anyway) amount of litter on the sidewalks and roads. The entire city had kind of a vaguely "grimey" feeling about it as well (as I said earlier, a bit like New Orleans). I walked four blocks to get from the Eiffel Tower to my hotel, and looked down after I arrived to find that I had a good half centimeter of dirt and dust coating my shoes for the effort.

    I'm sure there are cities far worse, but it was still kind of a jarring thing to witness after having spent the last week and a half in Germany, where pretty much everything is well ordered and pristine 24/7.

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    That's not the Paris I've been to... I'm aware of the muslim communities, but they don't consume the city as you've described.
    I wouldn't call it a "dirty muslim city" per se, but I definitely can see where he's coming from.

    One of the most striking things I noticed about Paris when I visited was that actual "French people" tended to be something of a minority. I ran across loads of skeezy looking middle eastern guys selling cheap souvenirs, and I saw more than a few gorgeous Asian women running around, but very few people that I could definitely peg down as being "French."

    Again, in comparison to Germany, that was a bit jarring.
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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    One of the most striking things I noticed about Paris when I visited was that actual "French people" tended to be something of a minority. I ran across loads of skeezy looking middle eastern guys selling cheap souvenirs, and I saw more than a few gorgeous Asian women running around, but very few people that I could definitely peg down as being "French."

    Again, in comparison to Germany, that was a bit jarring.
    well, if it's any consolation, Montreal is full of ridiculously hot euro-women that speak french

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I voted yes, because I'm not a moron. If you don't like Paris, visit another city in France. Heck, you can visit any of a number of countries, very nearby.

    However, I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. Why do I feel like this is one of those, "Well if you did take a free trip to Paris, it'd cost every American family $75.98 cents, so you SUCK! THANKS OBAMA!" kinds of threads.
    Not at all. Just interested to see who would go, and who wouldn't.

    I heard somewhere that something like 72% of Americans don't have passports, which surprised me. I'm interested to find out if that's because there's no interest in going to other places, or if it's more because of financial reasons, time reasons, etc.

    So I decided I'd ask who would go to a really famous place outside the US, and the most famous city in the world is probably Paris by my reckoning, though I could be wrong.

    A pretty harmless poll!

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    I am overcome with curiosity on why this question has been asked. Did you win a trip?
    Answered, in the post directly above this one!

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    I guess the OP didn't get the response he was looking for and abandoned the thread.
    Not at all -- I just didn't have the time to pop online.

    Actually, this is the answer I was hoping for -- I'm pleased to see so much interest and adventuring spirit amongst the Debate Politics community.

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt Racer View Post
    I voted no. I have no real interest in Paris or any of it's neighboring area's. With the exception of Ireland there is not much in that region I care to see. If i am taking the time off to travel I'm going someplace it's warm whether I am paying for it or not.
    This is a fascinating response -- please tell me more. To be honest, I can't imagine someone not being interested in history, especially European history -- if you could, could you tell me why it doesn't appeal to you?

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