Does Paris ruin you for life?

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May 8th, 2017, 01:05 PM
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If you'd said that at the outset, then we all could have been spared reading and commenting on this thread.
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May 8th, 2017, 01:11 PM
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"I think a "remove me from this forum" button would prove more useful to you, madame."

At times like this I couldn't agree more.
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May 8th, 2017, 11:04 PM
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No, Guenmai. I'm pretty sure people who think Bangkok is more beautiful than Paris are in the minority. But I'm glad you have a favorite city."

Okey Dokey.

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May 9th, 2017, 01:09 AM
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It's funny, but I never really thought about how deeply I feel about Paris until reading this thread. I've been fortunate to have traveled all over Europe - big cities and small towns - but Paris remains the only place where I still get choked up and emotional whenever I return. If that makes me "spoiled for life," so be it. I'm making a long overdue visit to Andalucia next month. I've only been in northern Spain in the past. Next year, Paris again, I think...
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May 9th, 2017, 07:53 AM
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It's also the case that in nearly every corner of this world, Paris is idolized as the epitome of just about everything. Maybe it is, lol, but this also creates confirmation bias.
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May 9th, 2017, 08:58 AM
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"It's also the case that in nearly every corner of this world, Paris is idolized as the epitome of just about everything. Maybe it is, lol, but this also creates confirmation bias."


Most of us ( tourists ) stay in the "best" parts of city for several days without ever venturing to
the " other side of the tracks" .

Paris is huge with many less than attractive areas but so much of the city
is uniquely lovely , its devotees will keep coming back.
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May 9th, 2017, 09:41 PM
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Paris fans - which city would be your close second?

London.
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May 9th, 2017, 11:05 PM
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Bruxelles
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May 10th, 2017, 12:04 AM
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May 10th, 2017, 12:33 AM
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locker - many homeless people are not drunk, crazy or drug addicts acting aggressively.
Many of them just want to be left alone for their own private reasons.
Many have to panhandle to buy food, but I've very seldom seen anyone be aggressive about it.
You are jumping to conclusions without knowing anything about these people.
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May 10th, 2017, 09:46 AM
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Yes, certainly. I don't think any tourist can claim full knowledge of any large city. Not even all natives can. I wonder how much of New York City Ivanka Trump has personally seen?
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May 11th, 2017, 08:38 AM
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The suburbs can be ugly, I give you that, especially the ones you see on the way from CDG airport. Too many ugly high rises. But Paris proper has very few unattractive places. (Even the less desirable neighborhoods like Barbes have beautiful architecture)

I think that's where Paris trumps over cities. While most cities' charm revolve a small well-preserved historic center, Paris's beauty spreads across the whole city.

There's a consistency in the way it was built. You can walk for hours and not find anything ugly.
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May 11th, 2017, 08:40 AM
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Beaubourg ?
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May 11th, 2017, 08:51 AM
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That's a good point, Loacker. I've heard the same about St. Petersburg (Russia, not Florida, lol)--have you been? I haven't.
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May 11th, 2017, 08:52 AM
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What about Beaubourg? The square facing Pompidou is lovely.
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May 11th, 2017, 10:53 AM
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NewBe, no, I've never been to St. Petersburg, but it's always on my bucket list.

You made me Google images of it. Wow can't believe how beautiful it is.
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London is my #2.
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