Spending Money for a 30 day trip

Old Feb 28th, 2017, 06:51 PM
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I have to say that while many people mentioned food as a gift for friends keep in mind that FOOD IS HEAVY. Add a jar of jelly or oil from a few places and before you know it your suitcase feels like 100 pounds. You are doing a lot of moving around so concentrate on gifts that don't weigh a lot. This I'm telling you from experience.
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The solution FuryFluffy is to give the people a place to do what they want to do, not just complain about what they want to do.

Seriously, did you click on the link I provided above which shows how one city is dealing with it? They simply provided a place for people to put their locks. Whenever it gets full, they just remove half of them in the middle of the night. LOL

Look at how Vancouver has even found a way to use the keys that are traditional thrown away.

If they dredged the Seine for all the keys thrown in it, maybe they could build a second Eiffel Tower!

Seoul, has 'love trees' and encourage the locks as a tourist attraction.

Have a look at the Padlock Trees in Moscow.

These places are recognizing that the 'trend' is not just going to go away and so they are accepting it and finding a way to deal with it. What's more, they are doing so in an artistically attractive way.

So now I have given you several examples of a solution and I will look forward to that Nobel Peace Prize. Do you have a 'connection' that will get it for me?
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My spouse bought a small Eiffel Tower that lights up in blue, white and red in the Champ de Mars a couple of years ago. It was, I recall, E10, and it looks great in our "Paris" room.
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But people don't need a random place to lovelock in Paris! They need to lock on a bridge over the Seine. That's the difference. Install whatever you like, they'll just come to Pont des Arts. You can't possible compare Distillery District with the Ponts (yes I read your link the first time you gave it).

You may try to build something flashy in the center of Paris to attract the dead(love)lock. Yes it can reduce the weight on the bridges a little bit. But on the other hand, once you encourage the tourists to put on their lock, they will not stop and leave the Ponts for peace. That Padlock Tree in Moscow looks horrendous, are you sure you want to put it next to Notre Dame? I'll get you the Nobel when you give a real solution that might work.
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