Paris - Post Report Question and Answers

If you move here, you can leave behind your:

Thinking that it will be like America: it's not. From bureaucracy to what is considered "polite" you will need to learn how to behave and interact here. - Sep 2021

Kraft products, judgmental attitude of the French (because they have the same for you and it helps no one). - Jul 2020

Cheap American wine. - Jan 2018

Car, high heeled shoes (unless you can walk on cobblestones in them). - Aug 2015

Loud American demeanor. - Feb 2015

baseball caps and ill-fitting capris. - Jun 2013

Winning smile. There isn't a lot of public smiling here. Save it for special occasions. - Jan 2011

Bright-colored casual clothing, big dent-free car, and BBQ grill. - Sep 2010

Sportswear, sense of entitlement, stereotypes. - Apr 2009

Expectations of customer service, sloppy clothes, bad manners. - Dec 2008

Notion that you will get a quick answer to your questions or that Parisians care if you think customer service is bad! Their attitude is you can go someplace else if you don't like it. Leave behind bad wine and bad food, the best food and wine in the world can be found here. - Jun 2008


Subscribe to our newsletter

New book from Talesmag! Honest and courageous stories of life abroad with special needs.

Read More