Going to Paris? Be yourself

Sep 25th, 2014, 11:31 AM
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Going to Paris? Be yourself

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Sep 25th, 2014, 11:54 AM
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I gagged as soon as the phrase "stroll along the Champs-Élysées" showed up. Does no one walk there?
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Sep 25th, 2014, 12:10 PM
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Hi CIGALACHANTA,

Good simple advice, especially for first timers.

I have no illusions - I am a tourist and don't pretend to be otherwise, always trying to be respectful, appreciative, and cooperative with those in my host country. No problems either.
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Sep 25th, 2014, 12:37 PM
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I thought the advice was very sound.
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Sep 25th, 2014, 01:25 PM
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No, AJ, it is a requirement to stroll.
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Sep 25th, 2014, 01:33 PM
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One of the first things I did in Paris the first time was head to stroll along the Champs Elysees and I still do it every time I'm in Paris - always something interesting in the fancy auto dealers, upscale boutiques. etc.
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Sep 25th, 2014, 01:34 PM
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Hallelujah. It is good advice and not exclusive to Paris. A pity Fodor's doesn't have stickies. If they did this should be at the top of the Europe forums.
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Sep 25th, 2014, 02:35 PM
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hetismij2 - pardon this Luddite but what the heck is a sticky or stickies - dank u wel!
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Sep 25th, 2014, 02:36 PM
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check out the sites frugal hotels
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Sep 25th, 2014, 03:38 PM
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Pal, I am about as ignorant of computers as one can be and still be sentient, but even I know what a sticky is.
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Sep 25th, 2014, 07:11 PM
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Good advice which I think most tourist would do.
Yep it's a nice long walk from le Concorde to the Arc de Triumph ( Champs Elysees)
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Sep 25th, 2014, 09:34 PM
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Damn it, I was going to go as someone else.
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Sep 26th, 2014, 04:38 AM
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I thought it was a good article - but it's a shame that it probably won't show up on Trip Advisor - the people who really need to read this sort of thing won't see it...
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Sep 26th, 2014, 05:49 AM
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I liked the phone "laying" on the table. I wonder what an iPhone egg looks like. Apple shaped, no doubt
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Sep 26th, 2014, 05:54 AM
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I've met the author of the article and we discussed tourism in Paris and what he wrote is pretty much what we talked about, and then some.
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Sep 26th, 2014, 06:02 AM
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the people who really need to read this sort of thing won't see it...

Actually they are HERE
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Sep 26th, 2014, 06:42 AM
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AJ--even the Rolling Stones do it ("Strolling on the boulevards of Paris. . . ")
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Sep 26th, 2014, 08:30 AM
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cigalechanta, what about the frugal hotels? Are you saying they have a good roster?
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Sep 26th, 2014, 09:34 AM
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I prefer to amble, mosey, saunter, or traipse. On occasion I may even gallivant, although I have resisted the rare temptation to sashay. But I refuse utterly to stroll. No, sir! I'd rather limp!
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Sep 26th, 2014, 11:06 AM
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@ Pintxos,
http://www.eurocheapo.com/paris/
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