It’s been 8 months in Paris! Yay & nay, because my immigration procedures are still not over. Anyhow, here’s to another round of 10 impressions of Paris.
Un. Fruits & cows here are way bigger than in South Africa
The freaking tomato from the budget store is bigger that my hand. What’s in their fertilisers?!?!? Seriously, do the cows get fed cheese and champagne? Why are they so big?
Deux. Central Paris stench
Yup, the city of love is laced with the smell of pee. That’s in the street and down in the metro subway.
Trois. Speedo are mandatory for men
Clearly some psychopath created this rule. Apparently the rationale behind this was for public hygiene. That’s right, men in small tight triangular swim trunk are supposed to help with that. Honestly, China has more freedom than France LOL People wear whatever (seriously, WHATEVER to the point that law enforcement may have been good).
Welcome to France and its speedo boys 😉 Imagine…
Quatre. Atheist government pretends to be secular
This is probably politically incorrect. Hey, everything is politically incorrect over here. Okay, the French government is really into separating the state and religion. Fair game. No singular religion get favoured. I like that concept.
In practice, they totally enforce drug cocktail of religious ignorant with atheism. Not teaching any basic religion in public school is wrong. Every person should at least have the right to know about the various religions out there. Don’t have to be a believer, but at least be knowledgeable. Don’t talk about it doesn’t mean that religions will go away. Plus, being ignorant and imaginative about religion is far more dangerous.
Cinq. Distinct seasons
The change is season here in Paris is very clear. So perfect for the fashion capital. 4 season of clothes is a real need.
Six. Cow breed is common knowledge
Seriously. Do you know that in English? We just call them “milk cow”, “meat cow” etc. no? Here, food is serious. For example, cow for cheese milk is Montbéliarde. Example for meat cow, Charolais. This is considered common knowledge?!? I hope this is a joke.
Sept. Toubon Law
Broadcasters in France has a mandatory minimum use of French language. Hm… it is weird, but it definitely soften cultural invasions. Good for the country for keeping local music and film industry alive!
Huit. Diner after 21h00
Something that I cannot get used to. Well, the sun is setting around 22h00. Feels like a vampire, anyone?
Neuf. Note from neighbour
This note was from a concerned neighbour. Everyone on our floor received this sticky note. The just of the note was… We don’t want to intrude your private life. however, please be more tame in the sexual activities. LOL See, thin walls.
Dix. Celebrities have private life
French celebrities enjoy a high level of privacy. It is considered the norm. So no flashy person like Kim K over here. Thank you!
So that’s it for my 3rd round of 10 impressions of Paris. How about you? Have you visited Paris? What do you think?