Visiting Paris 2005
Just wanted to mention that we were in Paris this month for the first time in 16 years and we were impressed with the change in attitude from Parisians compared to our last visit. Everyone was so very friendly that we encountered.
They were nice to us on the earlier trip, but often only after we attempted to speak French. Now they are even more eager to speak to you in English than before, almost before you can try your French.
Also, it was a surprise to us that people are dressing in a much more casual style in Paris than 16 years ago, when we felt we had to dress up just to blend in.
It was altogether a wonderful trip and much easier now.