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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    You bastard! It just stopped snowing here about 15 minutes ago, we just got about an inch of snow just this morning. However, it's supposed to warm up this coming weekend and week and be in the 30s, 40s and 50s, which is really not too bad for this part of the country in January, so I'm not complaining. I'll take it!
    It is now 68 and raining here in Uhland, TX. Forecast is for highs in the low 70s for the weekend (and no more rain) so I can finish up my current roofing job.
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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I'm trying to think of a place that I wouldn't be prepared to visit if a free holiday there were offered. Maybe Pyongyang. Possibly Mogadishu. Beyond that, bring it on!

    I've been to Paris, France dozens of times; always a pleasure. Beautiful, cultured and, despite the myths, I've always found Parisians friendly and hospitable, and I'm English.

    I'd go to Paris, Texas on a freebie in an eye-blink. It wouldn't be my first choice of Texan cities, I'd love to see San Antonio and Austin, but why the hell not? I know that Texans generally might have the absolute opposite values and attitudes to me, but I've been to places where I've even less in common with the genpop, and had a great time.
    Not in Austin they won't.

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    It is now 68 and raining here in Uhland, TX. Forecast is for highs in the low 70s for the weekend (and no more rain) so I can finish up my current roofing job.
    Now that sounds like perfect weather. I would gladly take the rain over the snow.

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    What Andy said. I've been to Paris 6 or 7 times. Too much just ain't enough. The only truly rude person I've encountered was an old bat working at the pay toilet in the Gare du Nord. The food, the culture, the architecture, the beauty of the city and the history are more than enough reasons to return to return to Paris again and again.

    I was in Lyon on 9/11 having just left Paris on 8 September and I returned to Paris about 10 days later. I will never forget the overwhelming expression of support for the US and the kindness shown by the French, especially in Paris.
    Just admit you said you were Irish. That's the only way a Parisian will treat an English speaker as human.

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Now that sounds like perfect weather. I would gladly take the rain over the snow.
    We get snow about one or two days in a typical decade but, even then, not normally in measurable amounts - sometimes it even lasts for a day.

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    For free? We-we, but of course! Might help me to learn some French first though.
    Don't pee your pants.


    It's Oui-oui.

    lol!

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Now that sounds like perfect weather. I would gladly take the rain over the snow.
    I live in a place with the best climate I can imagine: short, cool winters, short, hot summers and just perfect, warm gentle spring and autumns. I certainly don't plan my travels according to general climate concerns, I just choose the best time of year and go - in the winter head south, in the summer north. Easy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    Just admit you said you were Irish. That's the only way a Parisian will treat an English speaker as human.
    In my long experience that's a myth. You'll get a better reception if you speak some French, that's true, but the same goes for speaking some English when visiting any and every Anglophone country too.
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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    Don't pee your pants.


    It's Oui-oui.

    lol!
    LOL! I know, wee-wee comes out of your pee-pee.

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I live in a place with the best climate I can imagine: short, cool winters, short, hot summers and just perfect, warm gentle spring and autumns. I certainly don't plan my travels according to general climate concerns, I just choose the best time of year and go - in the winter head south, in the summer north. Easy.
    Lol! I've just grown tired of winter and want to escape!



    In my long experience that's a myth. You'll get a better reception if you speak some French, that's true, but the same goes for speaking some English when visiting any and every Anglophone country too.
    I'm sure that all depends on the person you are dealing with too. I don't know how anyone can make such a blanket statement. SOME French people must like Americans regardless, if only because of the tourism business.

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    Re: Would You Take a Free Trip to Paris?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    LOL! I know, wee-wee comes out of your pee-pee.
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