Beware of Scooters…
…and, really, any kind of traffic in Paris. Cars, taxis, scooters, people on bicycles all come zooming around the corner fast enough to make you take the “walk” and “wait” signs very seriously.
I always love to see what people in Europe are driving. Here in Paris the traffic is dominated, perhaps not surprisingly, by Peugeots, Renaults, and Citroens. You’ve got your Renault Clio, your Renault Megane, your Renault Twingo, and your Renault Scenic—cars that you don’t see much (if at all) in the U.S. Yesterday I spotted a Fiat Panda. I’ve been on the lookout for the Honda Jazz, which is the European counterpart to the Honda Fit (the car I drive back home), but so far I haven’t seen a single one. Not sure what’s up with that.
And motor scooters are everywhere. I’ve seen them driven by men and women, guys in business suits, even a guy talking on his cell phone while steering with the other hand. Today I saw the guy at left who had his puppy on his scooter.
I’ve posted some more photos of Paris to the magazine’s Facebook page, including more photos from yesterday (Notre Dame and Jardin du Luxembourg mostly) and some from this morning’s visit to the Catacombs. Just go www.facebook.com/thepennstater and click on the Photos tab.
Tina Hay, editor