Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Those who have traveled often have advice for others who may follow in their footsteps. If anyone ever wants to go to Paris, below are a few things to consider.

Paris Do's and Don'ts Explained

Don't pretend you know French, it just makes you look silly.
Don't sign "petitions"; they typically require some kind of payment for a charity, but there's no telling where the money actually goes. Also can be a scam to distract you for pickpockets.
Don't expect polite behavior: I'm not trying to say the French are rude (some are, some aren't just like Americans), but my experience taught me that the term "excuse me" is limited to certain people's vocabulary.

Do get a museum pass, this gets you into 60 or so sites in Paris. It also gets you to the head of line in some places, too.
Do see the Eiffel Tower at night. My video is a little shaky (I was excited!) and does not do the experience justice. The Trocadero area is best for the full effect.
Do be aware of your surroundings. French is the official language so all signs are in French. Knowing the location of landmarks can help you get around. Also, pickpockets are in many of the crowded tourist areas.
Do climb to the top of the Arc de Triomphe. All roads lead to the arc and it's a sight to see. Be sure to go up on a clear day to get pictures of the landmarks.

The song used in this glog is "Parisian" by Kevin MacLeod, which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Retrived from

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