- The first time I went to Paris (10+ years ago) I swore I’d never go back. It was July, it was hot, it was dirty, there were crowds everywhere, and everyone smelled terrible. I expected to be similarly disenchanted with Paris this time around, but I really enjoyed myself. I officially like Paris.
- I saw some seriously gross teeth in Paris. I’m not just talking lack of orthodontia, I’m talking lack of toothbrushes and floss. I did not notice this problem in Switzerland.
- People who cut in lines are the worst (or as Peter says, “the scum of society along with people who don’t return their shopping carts to the cart return”). Wait your turn, people.
- Hair in Europe is just hair. No color. No style. Little product. Just hair. Frizzy was frizzy, straight was straight, curly was curly. This is not my style. I have been forcing my hair to do the opposite of what it wants to do my whole life.
- Europeans have brighter skin, clearer eyes, and walk taller than Americans.
- I saw almost no bare legs in Paris. Everyone was wearing tights (ranging from nude nylons to opaque tights). Lots and lots of short skirts/shorts with tights. The only bare legs I saw were on American tourists.
- Why do ALL European bathrooms that have showers have the faint smell of mold? All of them. It was the first thing I noticed when I walked into our new apartment in Switzerland because it smelled just like Sweden.
- The Paris subway is by far the most disgusting subway I’ve ever been in. I’m pretty lenient when it comes to subways because subways are disgusting by nature. Paris takes disgusting subways to a whole new level.