Seven things I learnt in Paris …

  • Gutters are not for rain they are for dog poo and cigarette butts.
  • Pavements are not for pedestrians they are actually extra parking spots, particularly for Vespas.
  • Red lights do not apply to Vespas, bicycles or anyone in a hurry.
  • There is a solution to the Vespa problem…. (see photo above)
  • “Open Daily” means open on the days that we are not closed
  • Pedestrian crossings are only there to test your nerve.  You are expected to make eye-contact with the oncoming driver, smile and dare him (or her) to run you down!
  • Smart cars were invented to address “le parking” problem in Paris.
    (see photo below)

 Smart parking