PARIS VS LAGOS
“EVERY ONE KEEPS SENDING LOVE AND LIGHT MY WAY, DOES THAT MEAN THEY ARE SENDING PARIS MY WAY??”
i’ve been in France for two weeks now, I’ve been visiting places, going from city to city, but no city in France can be compared to the capital of France, Paris.
I hate to break it to you but Paris is more like lagos, except there’s light, diverse means of transportation, you may think i’m insane, comparing a whole paris to lagos, but i’m not, i’ll tell you why i said this.
Paris is a very beautiful place to be, great buildings, light everywhere, great tourist centres, fashion, arts etc and i’m honestly in love with the city but it gives me the lagos chills.
Like most capitals, Paris is crowded, it becomes very annoying when you can’t take the bus or the train without people struggling to sit down or someone is stepping on you, i’m a lagos babe and i’m quite accustomed to all this but yet i can’t seem to wrap my head around it, the train is full, we can all see that people are standing , there’s no space even to stand(reminds me of BRT BUS) and people are still pushing trying go Inside (nobody even told us this side of paris and no movie ever showed us this too).
Every city has pickpockets and paris is not excluded infact it is popularly know for theft, in the bus in the train, on the streets, everywhere( reminds you of Lagos huh?) the only difference is that, they make announcements in the train that people should be careful of pickpockets.
When i think of Lagos, the first thing that comes to my mind is traffic, one of our trade marks, you could use 5 hours on the road for a Journey that is supposed to take an hour, although the traffic in Paris is not as bad but there are bad days, what makes it better is the diverse means of transportation, everybody is not on the road, somepeople take the tramp, some metro etc
P.S no city is perfect, i’m not trying to diss Paris (i love the place, this is my fourth time there), i’m only pointing out the difference between my expectations and reality.
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