And no German mentioned France being a nice place for a hike along tree lined roads with a quarter million of their countrymen?
The Germans have a euro/mark in their pocket and the French are skint. A convenient lesson in socialism.
‘56 percent associating it primarily with the word “Paris”, 37 percent coming up with “Eiffel Tower”, 32 percent going for “Wine” and a further 27 percent plumping for “Baguette”.’
I don’t know any of this is “romantic”. Oh well. Maybe wine.
Funny this is probably along the “disputed” Alsace-Loraine region, which is Bavarian and such Germans are good at partying. Northern Germans are more of the dour stereotype. Southern Germans are more open and fun. (All are hard workers and genius.) I have all of it in my blood.
Funny how north-south fits here in this country too - and the Germans who came here tended to go from their respective regions to the similar regions here. We’re more Bavarian in the south.
Not stereotypes. In Germany, everything is orderly, disciplined, with police regulations for all possible human endeavor.
France is utter chaos, and when you set foot in Paris, you simultaneously want to fall in love, paint a picture, and throw yourself in the Seine. And you don’t know why.
I can see why the Germans kept going back, driving in tanks because the French drive like lunatics. Still don’t hold a candle to driving in Rome, however, where traffic is exactly the opposite as it is in the civilized world.
“Don’t mention the war.”