May 25, 2015

Tourists, tourists and more tourists....

It seems to get worse every year. How many visitors can a city take? Now, at the risk of sounding toffee-nosed, I do sometimes understand the Parisian and their attitude towards tourists. Just when you think you've seen it all, there is more.

The Eiffel Tower closed down this Monday because its staff went on strike complaining about all the pick-pocketer interrupting their business, however when I drive pass the Place Trocadero and see the double-decker tourist buses not only double-parked but quintuple parked around the piazza, I too get fed up with all this tohu-bohu (confusion).

We usually avoid going to any public places on the weekends but this Sunday the sun was out and we felt like having a little stroll down to the Eiffel Tower. This is what we encountered:


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