• cedricrcarrion

    Hi,
    Sorry this has got nothing to do with your comment (Very interesting though as I love Le Tour…) But could not find the link “Contact us”
    I am a french guy who leave in Chambery, I am with an english girl (She is a medical doctor in Chamvery Hospital)

    How are you getting there in Annecy, hope you both enjoy life now that we ve got the sun … At last. Don’t worry this summer is definitely not a tipical one, it is usually drier and warmer…

    Please let me know !
    Kind regards
    Cédric R Carrion
    [email protected]

  • cedricrcarrion

    Hi,Sorry this has got nothing to do with your comment (Very interesting though as I love Le Tour…) But could not find the link “Contact us”I am a french guy who leave in Chambery, I am with an english girl (She is a medical doctor in Chamvery Hospital) How are you getting there in Annecy, hope you both enjoy life now that we ve got the sun … At last. Don’t worry this summer is definitely not a tipical one, it is usually drier and warmer…Please let me know !Kind regardsCédric R [email protected]

  • dw

    But on the other hand France has a lot of things that wouldn’t make sense to Americans.
    Though I do agree that the children’s book picture is ridiculous. No wonder 15 year old boys are obsessed with nudity… they’ve never seen any before!

  • dw

    But on the other hand France has a lot of things that wouldn’t make sense to Americans. Though I do agree that the children’s book picture is ridiculous. No wonder 15 year old boys are obsessed with nudity… they’ve never seen any before!

  • Melissa

    Completely relate. When I was living in Paris for a semester, the Iraq war had just gotten underway, and EVERYONE wanted to hear what I, as an American, had to say about it. They’re often surprised to discover that many Americans were not actually insisting on calling French fries “freedom fries.” The misconceptions from both ends can be pretty striking.

  • Melissa

    Completely relate. When I was living in Paris for a semester, the Iraq war had just gotten underway, and EVERYONE wanted to hear what I, as an American, had to say about it. They’re often surprised to discover that many Americans were not actually insisting on calling French fries “freedom fries.” The misconceptions from both ends can be pretty striking.

  • ColourMeCrazy

    I feel for you – it can’t be easy having to explain being American everytime you meet some bigotted person who doesn’t realise how diverse the US is.

  • ColourMeCrazy

    I feel for you – it can’t be easy having to explain being American everytime you meet some bigotted person who doesn’t realise how diverse the US is.

  • DestinationMetz

    That’s true, I always feel so inadequete when I’m not an expert on Australia. Like the population of certain areas, I have no idea. Or once I was asked what a female sheep was called and I said “well I think it’s an ewe but we just call it a sheep” and I was criticised for not knowing! Also because I’m Australian I’m automatically supposed to know the complete filmography of Peter Weir.

  • DestinationMetz

    That’s true, I always feel so inadequete when I’m not an expert on Australia. Like the population of certain areas, I have no idea. Or once I was asked what a female sheep was called and I said “well I think it’s an ewe but we just call it a sheep” and I was criticised for not knowing! Also because I’m Australian I’m automatically supposed to know the complete filmography of Peter Weir.

  • Mateo

    Bien intéressant tes commentaires…. en fait je pense qu’une partie des Français et des citoyens US se ressemblent: ils partagent cette même fierté nationale exagérée et de ce fait ont à considérer le monde en deux parties: la partie “normale” (i.e. chez eux) et le reste. Beaucoup de Français, à l’instar de nombreux citoyens US, ont aussi une vision teintée de superpuissance: intervenir là où il le faut, influencer, protéger les intérêtes, etc…. Le problème pour la France, c’est que son influence est pour l’essentiel chose du passé.
    Vivant entre l’Amérique et l’Europe, j’ai aussi souvent eu à faire face à de drôles de questions, mais la palme d’or revient, je crois, à une Française que j’avais rencontré à NY et qui était persuadée que l’Immigration Officer à l’aéroport avait fait semblant de ne pas comprendre le Français. J’ai vraiment dû expliquer beaucoup de choses pour qu’elle finisse par croire que le Français n’est plus une langue aussi universelle…..
    Amicalement

  • Mateo

    Bien intéressant tes commentaires…. en fait je pense qu’une partie des Français et des citoyens US se ressemblent: ils partagent cette même fierté nationale exagérée et de ce fait ont à considérer le monde en deux parties: la partie “normale” (i.e. chez eux) et le reste. Beaucoup de Français, à l’instar de nombreux citoyens US, ont aussi une vision teintée de superpuissance: intervenir là où il le faut, influencer, protéger les intérêtes, etc…. Le problème pour la France, c’est que son influence est pour l’essentiel chose du passé.
    Vivant entre l’Amérique et l’Europe, j’ai aussi souvent eu à faire face à de drôles de questions, mais la palme d’or revient, je crois, à une Française que j’avais rencontré à NY et qui était persuadée que l’Immigration Officer à l’aéroport avait fait semblant de ne pas comprendre le Français. J’ai vraiment dû expliquer beaucoup de choses pour qu’elle finisse par croire que le Français n’est plus une langue aussi universelle…..
    Amicalement

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