The French are beautiful !
I have been to France twice,the last time in2004,and I lived on the streets of Paris ( intentionally ) for 28 days,in order to learn all I could. I had heard ahead of time all the garbage about how the French don't like Americans. My experience showed me that the French didn't particularly like our government,but in fact, very nearly everyone was polite,very helpful,and very, very kind.I did observe that they were put out by Americans who made no attempt to speak French,and I was often embarrassed to witness such encounters.Also, some Americans tended to be loud,demanding,and often making insulting remarks about the French,which were of course understood by many.I spoke to hundreds of Parisiens,eager to share my story of why I had come,and hungry to learn all I could about everything I could. I received extraordinary acts of generosity,and kindness everywhere I went,and made lasting friendships that I strive to maintain to this day. They genuinely liked ME,and accepted me as I was. Unlike others,I am unabashedly Predudiced - I am a French-american,and a total snob when it comes to my French half. Oscar Wilde once said," When good Americans die, they go to Heaven.But, if they have been very,very,good - They go to Paris ! " My name is Benjamin,and I hope we can become friends...