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As for the OP's comment, how can a small number of migrants relative to a large population possibly cause a "disturbing appearance"? I wonder if there are unique qualities to, say, Irish culture that has endured in some form for centuries, and if that is worth preserving. Sicily and Malta, for example, have had so many different cultures passing through (Greeks, Romans, Sarecens, Normans, etc) that you will see the influence of all of them when you visit. How easy it seems for tourists to forget that Paris besides being a magical location for some, is for others a giant growing dynamic metropolis with big city problems. I recently returned from a visit to “The Big Three” of European travel: Paris, London, and Rome. Even poor indigenous people in Mexico and Central America assimilated the religion of the Conquistadores from Spain who conquered them. She was the type who would mention "Obama's socialist takeover" apropos of nothing in casual conversation (whatever happened to that, anyway?) I just got back from Paris on Saturday and "always" get a Museum Pass. You have to keep in mind that immigrant numbers are still small relative to the entire population, so by and large the majority of people keep their culture alive all the time just by practicing their normal customs. newtoplaya. I must admit I was surprised by my recent taxi experiences in Paris. Travel with Rick on this video guide to Paris, France and find out what to do on your next trip. If you want to do both get Ricks books on both cities, read cover to cover, know you cannot see everything and choose what is most important. March-April 2018 Rick Steves is good at simplifying, but I find him kind of irritating as he tells you whether things are worth seeing or not and I don't always agree with him. Are they easy to follow? Painted on eight mammoth curved panels, they immerse you in Monet’s world. Answer 1 of 12: I received my "official" Rick Steves money belt, but noticed it came with a clear plastic insert. I would REALLY love someone to identify which areas of Britiah culture have been destroyed my immigration because I can't think of any! Disturbing, no. Daily Dose of Europe: Monet’s “Water Lilies” Monet’s “Water Lilies” float serenely in two pond-shaped rooms in a Paris museum. Monday Night Travel . I was surprised to see that Paris still had people living like that (guess there are people relocating to Europe yet). When asking about accommodations, give a budget. It's the easiest and best experience if you have an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Android. I thought I knew what they were doing and when we met our friend for dinner she confirmed that people had been meeting there for the past year and conducting French classes outdoors for the immigrants. Apparently I am virtue signalling when I point out that a fake email, with associated cherry-picked propaganda photos, doesn't represent reality. Basically she went from excited to deciding she didn't want to go, and when we saw her at a block party, she explained that she had been talking to some friends and that she decided now is not the time to go because (let's see if forum members recognize this language) of "everything happening over there right now.". but never found it. I've found the tours to be very well done. Browse all 146,778 Paris topics » Rick Steves Europe in 21 days Watch this Topic. All forums . I generally travel independently but have taken several Rick Steves tours over the last 20 years, although not the 21 day tour. As we were walking to dinner along a canal there is a long berm of earth with stairs going up the berm in 3 locations about 15' apart. In the message, they included pictures of areas that the refugees/migrants had inhabited to the point that the normally picturesque areas of the city had taken a disturbing appearance. Lot more pickpockets in the center lines with a lot of tourists. Mark Forums Read. In your opinion, which of the three is the most useful? Or is there another one that you would recommend instead. New to the forum? There are cafes and bakeries nearby that were great to grab a bite before sightseeing. This trio of great European capitals is better (and more crowded) than ever. Rick Steves' Europe. My Account . My philosophy is that if a sightseeing card doesn't cover ones entire time in a city, the cost-effective approach is to use the card where your entry fee would otherwise cost the most per hour spent in the museum--assuming the logistics work out (meaning proximity of sights and alignment of opening hours). Home / Blog; Posted on October 20, 2020 October 20, 2020 by Rick Steves. We plan to spend around 3 weeks exploring Paris and other neighboring cities in France. An economy that led to a population exodus? I make a point of trying to have friends and acquaintances across the political spectrum, so I just let that and many other statements go. Arnaud leads Rick Steves tours in France and offers accommodations and customized cruises on his houseboat located near Paris. We liked to be able to make a couple of short visits to major museums rather than doing a long all day marathon -- since that is no longer possible the Pass has lost its value for us. Smaller text Larger text. Monday Night Travel . Hope more of us get over there and enjoy the pastries and tea. On the other hand a world view filled with distortion and darkness, and friends who have never been to the place in question but have all sorts of opinions. 8 years ago. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”. It's the easiest and best experience if you have an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Android. My first tour with them was to Turkey back in 1991, but I've also taken Italy, Adriatic, and Spain tours. You can buy them at the sites included in the pass. 7 years ago. Having been in Paris a couple of times this year, I am able to assure that you can do the Rick Steves walks without taking your book with you. But, I am not sure that I even know what a "disturbing appearance" is for a city because I do not know what the writer finds disturbing. Please share with me your favorite place to stay in in Paris. Taking both DKE and Rick Steves with me on my Paris trip next month. Our inclusion in one of the most successful, and prestigious travel guide books, Rick Steves’ “Europe Through the Back Door”, shows the constant work Cobblestone does to ensure each customers experience exceeds expectations. I'm considering signing up for a 7 day tour of Paris in February. Rick Steves' Europe. Smaller text Larger text. Travel Forum / France / Paris; Please sign in to post. Questions and answers regarding travel across multiple countries. August-October 2017 No, these unfortunate people do not "sully" the views for tourists. We talked about this several times as it was interesting for my wife to meet a Bulgarian who spoke no Bulgarian and only knew of the country through family lore and memories. Responding to something that has since been removed, if it was referring to my post, I am 100% sincere, no sarcasm intended. Craig: you've come to the right place. Home / Blog: Cameron's Travels; Posted on June 20, 2019 by Cameron Hewitt. Home / Blog: Cameron's Travels; Posted on June 20, 2019 by Cameron Hewitt. As metro Detroiters, we generally see many destitute panhandlers in Greektown (downtown Detroit). immigrants)....the only static cultures you see in the world are those places that are highly geographically isolated or where there is little contact with the outside world (very uncommon). Around five years ago or so I had a next door neighbor. Make your contribution relevant to the original post. In the meantime, a friend forwarded a mail message describing a recent visit to Paris by a Czech couple. Rick Steves is good at simplifying, but I find him kind of irritating as he tells you whether things are worth seeing or not and I don't always agree with him. Isn't it curious how some "friends" just cannot resist spoiling your travel plans with news of strikes, horrible weather, migrants in picturesque areas, bad food, expensive food, scams and thievery, etc. The challenge of meeting the basic needs of all people is one that faces us wherever we live. Did a little digging on this. What’s New in Paris: Tips for Summer 2019. Isn't it curious how some "friends" just cannot resist spoiling your travel plans with news of strikes, horrible weather, migrants in picturesque areas, bad food, expensive food, scams and thievery, etc, after darned etc. I like Frommer's a little better than Fodor's, but I don't generally use either. Set new password Didn't receive confirmation instructions? Paris is probably the most densely populated big city in Europe. Smaller text Larger text. ©2020 Rick Steves' Europe, Inc. | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy. I've looked at the videos. Learn more about the Rick Steves Audio Europe app or download the app now: Prefer podcasts? elsewhere. I have been searching Amazon for travel guides and maps, and all three of the above get good reviews. The recently redone Art Deco masterpiece of the Louxor theater, the Brasserie Barbes and so many other renewed buildings didn't make the video cuts. We stopped to provide water and edibles to as many as we could as we walked across Paris many times. I like Frommer's a little better than Fodor's, but I don't generally use either. Thanks to people who shared their recent experiences and opinions. When asking about clothing or what to pack, include the season. I didn't pay much attention but my French friend commented on how the Muslim population had really grown in that area. Have you seen the artificial intelligence video in which it looks and sounds like President Obama is calling President Trump a "total and complete dipsh*t" and ends the video by saying "Stay woke [expletive deleted]?" I wanted to know if anyone who had recently visited Paris had a similar experience in Paris. Posted by Martha (New Albany, OH, USA) on 02/22/12 09:33 AM. I understand, Agnes. Anyone who knows me can tell you that I am not a patient person. We were planning a trip to Paris later this year. Also a chain email, really? Paris. Paris, France. Cary Walker: Trip Planning. And please don't beat me up, but is a desire for preserving one's culture xenophobia? Save. To start a new topic, return to our travel forum to select a category. Also be aware the Cluny and Orangerie Museums are both under drastic reno and have most of their collections closed. Trust me, refugees are your neighbors at home too. Lot more pickpockets in the center lines with a lot of tourists. I love the "virtue signalling" comment. I think Time Out is the best for more off … Choose from these three free options to listen to Rick Steves' Paris Audio Tours: Get the Audio Europe app! Most of these refugees who number about 3,000 in a city of over 2 million are concentrated in areas of the city described by the code words ”edgy” or “gritty” seldom visited by tourists. They traded several emails where this individual was very excited and enthusiastic etc and you could tell she was seriously contemplating it ... and then what I like to call the Concerned Friends Network struck. One reason: immigration. At the bottom of each of the stairs there was a person with a large white board and sitting on the stairs and lining the sidewalk above were groups of immigrants. I hope you have a better idea of how some propaganda is produced, some done by paid professionals to sway people, some done by a teen in a third-world country just trying to make some money for new sneakers. What’s New in Paris: Tips for Summer 2019. If I hadn't been reading the TA Paris forum regularly, I might not have known to plan to go to Paris this fall for the Monet exhibit, and certainly would not have known about the France 1500 and Medici exhibits. This topic has been automatically closed due to a period of inactivity. "The post which contained the link to the internet posting was the mail I received. I just did not see them. kittycatwoman. Rick Steves' Europe. When I was in Paris from 4/19 - 4/23, I received these emails from 2 friends. Paris is magnificent, but it's also super-sized, crowded, and fast-paced. FAQ. Additional guidelines in the age of COVID-19 are in effect. Jump to bottom. I really dislike seeing poor people painted with such a broad brush. The Cluny has reduced entry fees right now. Are you asking how you can help these people? Answer 1 of 12: I received my "official" Rick Steves money belt, but noticed it came with a clear plastic insert. Learn about Rick Steves' small-group tours with more than 40 great itineraries for 2021! My Account. Rick Steves’ Europe has a full slate of European tours all locked, loaded, and ready to book for 2021. On the other hand it makes more sense to do the Cluny and Orangerie on the Museum Pass than to pay full price for a ticket, if you can use the pass for a sufficient number of other site entries. Like our other Pocket guides, Pocket Paris is smaller than the complete guidebook and in full color (but still offers our best sightseeing advice and a handful of self-guided city walks and museum tours, plus a foldout map). Or is there another one that you would recommend instead. I'm sure seeing this email will give people some valuable insights. Choose from these three free options to listen to Rick Steves' Paris Audio Tours: Get the Audio Europe app! It's also a living and working constantly chainging city that exists for far more reasons than to be a theme park for tourists, no matter what the tourism board web sites and brochures would seem to imply. Honoring One Woman’s Love of Travel. I tried searching the forum and didn't find anything. Travel Forum; Shop Online; Rick Steves' Europe. Travel Forum; Shop Online; Rick Steves' Europe. Wonder why one sees so many Muslim graves in French WWI and WWII cemeteries, along with crosses and stars of David? When I see a group of Americans I often go the other way. But I have not seen what is described in the initial post. We stayed here after reading Paris 2011 by Rick Steves and he said this was a great hotel. The post by the Czech couple make it look like Paris has acquired the same problem. Edit: This was what I observed last week in Paris. Jump to bottom. Home / Blog; Posted on September 17, 2020 by Rick Steves. I spent 12 days in Paris in April and May 2017 and did not encounter any of These changes to the picturesque areas,all seemed good to me. Like our other Pocket guides, Pocket Paris is smaller than the complete guidebook and in full color (but still offers our best sightseeing advice and a handful of self-guided city walks and museum tours, plus a foldout map). Immigrants don't take anything away. Travel Forum; Shop Online; Rick Steves' Europe. And in reality, as the blog referenced even acknowledged itself, "astute observers will note that one of the photos has an illegible website attribution, suggesting that some or all of the photos come from sources other than a single Czech couple’s photo album." Åsa leads Rick Steves Scandinavia tours and offers trip planning services for Sweden and throughout Scandinavia. Travel Forum: All Topics. We are going in Sept and the two little hotels I normally stay in are full at that time. Of course, adaptation happens on both sides. But just a short walk away is another stunning Parisian church, with the best stained glass anywhere. I'm amazed that left out was the fascinating Indian sub-continent focused area to the east of the Gare du Nord. Craig - please go to Paris and don’t listen to such rubbish. Is this a genuine concern? Smaller text Larger text. Don't have an Account? I had an apartment last year close to Jussieu metro, which isn't far from a Mosque and a Muslim cultural center. I've read that France, and perhaps other countries like Germany and the UK, are concerned about losing their unique historical cultures due to immigration. The disturbing part to me was how cruel life can be for some , I'm not sure what they meant about disturbing appearance of picturesque areas. And knowing Rick, he was in a more touristy central area of Paris rather than, say, Nation metro stop. I appreciate Rick Steves' Paris Guide for all the practical information (much not included in the others), particularly for things like day trips. Answer 1 of 7: Hello Everyone, I just wanted to give my thoughts on the Rick Stevens walking tours podcasts. Tips for Using the Rick Steves Travel Forum Getting the Most from Your Travel Question. We are but a moment's sunlight Or how about copy and paste it? Europe ; France ; Ile-de-France ; Paris ; Paris Travel Forum; Search. We looked around in the garbage nearby, etc. Both of these are covered by the museum pass but they're not really providing your money's worth now as both have reduced entry fees. elsewhere. I'm so glad you asked us! Consider narrowing this to either London or Paris. I have been searching Amazon for travel guides and maps, and all three of the above get good reviews. To me it's sad when people put themselves in a mental box. I hate to imagine what a little politically insensitive means in this context. 7 reviews. I saw groups of immigrants in an area of Paris where I hadn't observed any before. I do believe he (and his staff) update information much more diligently than most guides. My Account. The problem with creating enough mosque space is too difficult to go into here. Tour Account › Travel Forum › Home / My Account / Log In; Log In. As the people were able to get on with their lives, there is now little evidence that people had been living like that. Travel Forum › Home / Shop / ... Rick Steves Pocket Paris works best for people taking a short trip, or perhaps a return trip, to Paris. All forums . A simple google search explained that this “report” by a “Czech couple” with insensitive photo captioning has been making the rounds on the interwebs. Nothing happened and Paris was as picturesque as ever. My Account. Darren, good point. From what I can see, the "normally picturesque" parts of the city have not taken on a disturbing appearance. She also worked for an airline, so she could fly standby for free. Travel with Rick on this video guide to Paris, France and find out what to do on your next trip. Plus, get free shipping with $50 order. Are you talking about my home city now (with the exception of strikes, which don't really exist in the US anymore)? Even those places, like the tribes of the Amazon, are still touched by globalization and encroachment from other people. As a world capital of art, fashion, food, literature, and ideas, it stands as a symbol of all the fine things human civilization can offer. Tips for Using the Rick Steves Travel Forum Getting the Most from Your Travel Question. Notre-Dame has been on everyone’s mind over the last year. Is the irish prime minister who is gay and of Indian heritage an attack on their culture? Answer 1 of 36: Hi, we are a family of five and this will be our first time in France. Hi, I've made some edits to prevent this from going down a political direction more than it already has. Travel Forum: All Topics. We don't often represent ourselves very well. Save up to 50% storewide on travel bags, accessories, guidebooks, maps and DVDs. Really narrow your choices or you’ll run around trying to see too much and your memories will be a blur and your dogs will be barking. Save. Painted on eight mammoth curved panels, they immerse you in Monet’s world. Paris forums . I was just in Paris last week. Posted by Linda (Pleasant Hill, OR, United States) on 07/25/13 06:53 PM. April 2017 We loved being in the city, but it was nice to to stay on a pedestrian-only street. I've found the tours to be very well done. And to end, my thanks to Mr. 8 helpful votes. And if the Pantheon is convenient for you, that one likely has the shortest line, if any. I say that seriously and with sadness, as it breaks my heart that people are out there living in these prisons of fear and ignorance. Did you mean Conciergerie? Can I buy the Paris Museum Pass at the Pantheon, or the Concierge? Travel Forum; Shop Online; Rick Steves' Europe. Britain has gone from barely edible fried food slop when I first went 38 years ago, to my favourite place in the world to eat. My Account. Frommer's, Fodor's or Rick Steves. Heading to Paris? Today's Posts. Our inclusion in one of the most successful, and prestigious travel guide books, Rick Steves’ “Europe Through the Back Door”, shows the constant work Cobblestone does to ensure each customers experience exceeds expectations. Join our lively community of travelers who exchange advice, tips and experiences. My first tour with them was to Turkey back in 1991, but I've also taken Italy, Adriatic, and Spain tours. And it would be 100% accurate, and 100% a complete, unadulterated distortion of reality, which is what these photos and captions are. It would make less sense to supplement Rick Steves France with the smaller Pocket Paris guide. Posted by Craig (Plano, Texas, Usa) on 05/09/18 02:08 AM. Some countries (I'm thinking Scandinavia and Canada here) spend a lot of effort and resources to integrate new immigrants and teach them about their country in an effort to smoothly assimilate them. Our culture has always been a melting pot and long may it continue. Is this a genuine concern? The lack of prayer space on Fridays with men having to pray in the streets? I didn’t want to post it since it was a little politically insensitive. Can you post this someplace for us, please? Features that mean something are embraced and people adapt. Paris — the City of Light — has been a beacon of culture for centuries. Rick Steves' Europe. I generally travel independently but have taken several Rick Steves tours over the last 20 years, although not the 21 day tour. And, yes very well said Kaeleku. I do almost every year — and it just gets better and better. Yes, I have observed that there are more migrants and refugees and apparently homeless people in Paris than there were 20 years ago. Because total veiling as pictured is not allowed in France, the wearers were probably tourists. The Rick Steves website has good forums too, and you may find more RS tour alumni there on the various country forums, even some RS admins … Save up to 50% storewide on travel bags, accessories, guidebooks, maps and DVDs. My Account. I put the email in the category of scare tactics, to convince you that migrants or refugees are dirty and invasive. About Us. I do believe he (and his staff) update information much more diligently than most guides. Email Address. All large cities have poverty and homeless people, including many here in the US. If "cultures", what ever they are, didn't adapt we would still be living in caves. I've never understood how "migrants" became a term of abuse. Tour Account › Travel Forum › Home / Travel Forum / General Europe / Paris; Please sign in to post. Craig, please don't let other people spoil your trip! Answer 81 of 81: I like Rick Steves guide books, but I also use others as well,and of course the web. I'd be hesitant to base my travel decisions on an e-mail forwarded by a friend that he or she received from "goodness knows where" written by a "goodness knows who" couple. but never found it. Paris is a beautiful and safe city You will enjoy. Answer 21 of 36: Hi, we are a family of five and this will be our first time in France. About Rick; Explore Europe; Our Tours; Travel Tips; Watch, Read, Listen; Travel Forum. I have been going to France since 1982. So what's the photo, 75020? Travel Forum / France / Paris; Please sign in to post. To start a new topic, return to our travel forum to select a category. We visited Munich two years ago and saw some of this kind of change. Log in to access services associated with Rick Steves Tours or Travel Forum. Smaller text Larger text. Instead of being disturbing it brought tears to my eyes. For example… When asking about where to go or things to do, include your interests. Tour Account › Travel Forum › Home / Travel Forum / All Topics; Please sign in to post. I spent my time in various parts of Paris, too. Home / Blog; Destination: Paris . And knowing Rick, he was in a more touristy central area of Paris rather than, say, Nation metro stop. Remember me for 2 weeks. Paris offers sweeping boulevards, chatty crêpe stands, chic boutiques, and world-class art galleries. newtoplaya. Rick Steves travel classes on youtube. I didn't feel unsafe or uncomfortable but it was noticeable. I didn't see anything like the pictures in their email. We loved being in the city, but it was nice to to stay on a pedestrian-only street. So immigrants where I hadn't noticed them before, yes. Help others give you the best answers by providing enough information. All forums . TA is great. I'll add for the OP that you may also be able to buy the Museum Pass at a Tabac near your hotel. Fading in the grass. This issue is not a simple one or limited to any city or country. Unless you walk around the downtown area, you won't see them. Our Paris guidebook features lots of hotels and restaurants on Rue Cler, and I’m putting together a guided walk down the street for my free Rick Steves Audio Europe app. Browse by destination. Level Contributor . In fact, you could probably do the walks blindfolded at midnight, following the grooves in the road they have worn away. While I do not agree with all of his opinions, his guides are well organized and full of useful tips. Fortunately, he only got a Rick Steves travel guide, 2 small umbrellas, and a map. Migrants from all over have arrived and settled for 1000s of years. (Oddly enough these areas have seen recently, the greatest percentage increases in real estate prices.) Travel Forum / France / Paris taxis; Please sign in to post. Starting a couple of years ago, I did notice a lot more families with children sitting on the sidewalks seeking assistance. Daily Dose of Europe: Paris’ Sainte-Chapelle. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. General Europe. In the message, they included pictures of areas that the refugees/migrants had inhabited to the point that the normally picturesque areas of the city had taken a disturbing appearance. Video: Watch Highlights of Paris: Eiffel and Monet to Crème Brûlée, an episode of the Rick Steves' Europe TV show. In your opinion, which of the three is the most useful? 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