Originally Posted by ChrisV
Yeah the Metro is scungy but who gives a ****?
Obv I give a **** because when you are on 3-4 day visit Paris and you want to check as many places as you can, you spend half your time in the smelly underground, unless you want to spend a fortune on taxis.
We are not talking about some shiithole in a third world country where you can eat for a dollar and bang a two dolla hooka.
It's ****ing Paris ffs.
I pay 6 euros for a drink and a bag full of money for hotels so I expect from their city to invest some money in their transportation system at least.
And it's not only the metro, the whole city left a dirty impression on me with extremely filthy restrooms even in big name cafeterias like Starbucks, fast food chains etc, homeless bums and a smell of piss everywhere, even Champs Elysees.
So yeah, Paris was a bit of a disappointment for me, world city my ass.
I expect much more from one of the most expensive cities in the world.
It has some great old architecture to see and that's about it.
Maybe I felt this way because I live in a top notch country atm (Netherlands) where you DO pay a huge amount of money on taxes but you DO see the effect of that money well spent all around you.