Frantic Fred's Travel Tips: France
by Miles O'Neal, Jetlag, Ltd.
France, or just Paris?
This is mostly about Paris and the surrounding area.
Parts Is Parts
Preface (How This Came to Be & Why It's What It Is)
Abstract (What It Is)
Language & Culture
It's in the Cards
This was originally written immediately upon return
from my first trip to France in February, 1992 (as
a contractor to IBM, who was contracting me to Bull).
Prior to this I had been
out of the USA twice - once to Juarez, Mexico, which
doesn't count, and once to the UK, where at least they
speak a somewhat similar language. We stayed
two weeks, which is really the minimum
stay - we were just really getting acclimated.
My wife was able to go on the next trip in September, 1993,
(for three weeks)
which is slowly being integrated. Hers is
another view altogether - look for it soon.
All prices appear to be current as of 11 October 1994.
There are a number of issues the first-time
traveler to France should be aware of. These are
the things which stand out to me.
The one thing you have to remember is, "Never
ask why". If you could understand why the French
do things the way they do, you would be French
already. Since God (or Darwin, for you atheists)
didn't see fit to create you French, it is impossible
to get there from here. Trying will only
make your brain implode.
France - it's not just an adventure; it's another planet.
Thanks to Tex ``Glen'' Chalemin for review and suggestions.
Paris images were all taken from the
web pages. Well worth a visit itself.
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[ Transportation ]
[ Hotel Sofitel ]
[ Food ]
[ It's in the Cards ]
[ Work ]
[ Sights ]
[ Leaving France ]
Last Update: 15 May 1997
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