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Old 12-19-2009, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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ahhhh -why are you so sensitive.
Just to compare- let say you are buying a car and extra stuff in your car (tv, leather seats etc.,) cost lot of $- so is it ok to generally say- don't buy BMW or Mercedes because you will pay that car 100,000 euros and you can pay 3 times less for some other car. But car is car. So same thing with water and hotels.... water is same but buying and drinking water in Paris or Texas is not same. I don't want to offend anybody.
And about "poor"- i didn't mean homeless, but it is true that "how much you pay that much will you get".
I know that you can travel with little $ but than whats the point of complainig about the cost of water
So sorry if i offended someone that wasn't my goal- but to generalize something like here in Title of this post is stupid.
Are you seriously trying to say that Paris is like the BMW or Mercedes of the world and Texas is... what? Anything beneath that? Oh no... that's not offensive AT ALL.

I was once in an Apple store where the guy was trying to sell my husband a MacBook and started trying to tell me why Macs are better than PC's. He tried using the very same metaphor that you just did: that Macs are like BMWs and PCs are like a Ford... I promptly told him that my whole family own Fords and walked out. I didn't bother to tell him that I also had an ex boyfriend owned a BMW and was such an arrogant snob about it that I quickly learned I have no interest in sharing any space with people like that. (Not saying everyone who owns a luxury car is an arrogant snob but luxury does seem to lend itself to snobbery).
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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why are you complaining. Of course europe is expensive and I would make it even more expensive. If you don't like it don't come. And if you want to visit Rome, Paris... you must pay for that. I live in Europe all my life and i don't have any problems with something being expensive- especially for tourists. I know that coffe in front of Louvre is 20 euros but understand drinking coffe in paris in front of louvre is nothing similar to drink coffe in one of yours (americans) drive in- mcdonalds, starbucks thing. So don't talk trash if you don't like it. Plus if you don't have monay don't travel- poor people never traveled- so if you can't pay 7 for water stay home.
Yes, all of us drink coffee at "drive in-mcdonalds, starbucks thing." I was born and raised in Europe and I can assure you, none of them think like you. You're assumptions are ridiculous and if the coffee in front of the Louvre really was 20 Euros and the people really pay for that, well I can assure you it's not the Americans who are poor after spending the equivalent of $28 on a mediocre cup of coffee. In fact, I challenge you to take a picture of the sign stating that the coffee costs that much, since I find it extremely hard to believe that any sane person, American or not, would pay that much for a cup of coffee, whether it be in the US, the Louvre or Monaco.

It's people like you that make traveling to Europe a negative experience for many Americans. Don't think you are better because you live in Europe. Hey, I left as soon as I could and couldn't be happier here in the US! And to those that haven't yet ventured overseas, please don't let this poster deter you from that. I assure you, most Europeans are very welcoming of tourists and don't have this attitude.
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:06 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I'm loving this! As if the world needed more reasons to hate the French. Thank you, Chelsea26, for basically proving that this article is absolutely true in every sense of the word! Keep it up, you may win the award again next year!

Expedia Survey of World's Tourists Finds French to Be the Worst - TIME
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:57 AM
 
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I'm loving this! As if the world needed more reasons to hate the French. Thank you, Chelsea26, for basically proving that this article is absolutely true in every sense of the word! Keep it up, you may win the award again next year!

Expedia Survey of World's Tourists Finds French to Be the Worst - TIME
The article is nonsense. The French are just like everyone else, there are nice people and less nice people. I have been to France many times and lived in Geneva, right on the French border, for several years. I always found the French to be just fine and have always enjoyed traveling and visiting in France. I dislike Paris for the same reasons I dislike New York and I dislike London and Parisiens can be as grumpy as New Yorkers. But there are so many nicer places to visit in France and, generally, the people are delightful.
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:38 PM
 
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PA2UK- ok you drive ford- i don't think ppl who drive ford are less worthy. but be honest and tell me BMW or Ford- which one is better (ok maybe you LIKE ford better but it isn't better than BMW and thats a fact). And it is also a fact that Rome is more beautiful than El Paso. Usa is great i was there 4-5 times and i like Rome and Las Vegas (but I like Rome for culure and beauty and LV as party, fun city).
And about prices- there are some very expensive places outside europe - example burj al arab in Dubai where dinner is around 300 dollars per person- so i'm not gonna write don't go to emirates they will take all your monay for piece of meat and potatoes.
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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You really don't know when to stop digging a hole for yourself, do you? Ever hear the term "beauty is in the eye of the beholder?" Maybe you should take it to heart.
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:03 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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PA2UK- ok you drive ford- i don't think ppl who drive ford are less worthy. but be honest and tell me BMW or Ford- which one is better (ok maybe you LIKE ford better but it isn't better than BMW and thats a fact). And it is also a fact that Rome is more beautiful than El Paso. Usa is great i was there 4-5 times and i like Rome and Las Vegas (but I like Rome for culure and beauty and LV as party, fun city).
And about prices- there are some very expensive places outside europe - example burj al arab in Dubai where dinner is around 300 dollars per person- so i'm not gonna write don't go to emirates they will take all your monay for piece of meat and potatoes.
The purpose of a car is to get you from point A to point B. We drive a 2008 BMW 5 series, so does that make us better than those that drive a Ford? Absolutely not. What a ridiculous statement to make. I surely hope you're lying about moving to NYC, because we don't need people like you here! You're comparing a major tourist city, Rome, to a non tourist city, El Paso. Compare Rome to one of our tourist cities, like San Diego. Now which is better? I've been to Rome, live in San Diego and can assure you, I like SD a lot more than Rome!
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Old 12-21-2009, 04:54 AM
 
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well good for you. and i said 100 times that i don't think ppl who drive bmw are better than ppl who drive ford. i just said that it is a fact that bmw is better car than ford.
And for your san diego- rome comparation- please let me know when sd will visit as many tourists per year as rome. And that is also a fact that makes one city better than the other- if san diego was worth visiting than lots of ppl would visit it. and i don't know how many europeans vish to visit san diego but i know that there are loads of american tourists in rome.
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Old 12-21-2009, 08:35 AM
 
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well good for you. and i said 100 times that i don't think ppl who drive bmw are better than ppl who drive ford. i just said that it is a fact that bmw is better car than ford.
And for your san diego- rome comparation- please let me know when sd will visit as many tourists per year as rome. And that is also a fact that makes one city better than the other- if san diego was worth visiting than lots of ppl would visit it. and i don't know how many europeans vish to visit san diego but i know that there are loads of american tourists in rome.
I'm not so sure... Ford had built 20 million cars before BMW started and so many would not have survived today if the cars were second rate...

BMW's may be the Ultimate Driving Machine and I like the way they drive... I also know getting parts, especially emission or electronic parts for some 1980's model is just about impossible...

BMW and Ford both built Land Rovers
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:41 AM
 
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Default Am I the only one thinking the OP's kids may be bending the truth?

"How could you spoiled-rotten kids spend all that money in Amsterdam?"

"It was - ehm - the water. Yep, the water. The water was so expensive! No partying or coffee shops, nonono! We spent all our cash on water."

In my misspent youth I met several people who blew a few weeks travel budget in a short time in Amsterdam - but water was rarely mentioned.

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I dislike Paris for the same reasons I dislike New York and I dislike London and Parisiens can be as grumpy as New Yorkers. But there are so many nicer places to visit in France and, generally, the people are delightful.
Quoted for the massive truth contained. Paris is the New York of France, and if anyone thinks Parisians are rude to foreigners, they should see how they treat other Frenchmen. I freakin' love Paris, but the locals are busy people with things to do and places to be, and that's just the way it is.
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