Paris Journals

5 days in Paris, how to survive a strike

An October 2010 trip to Paris by BlueJay21

Quote: Beautiful and enchanting, twice now she has fascinated me, loving the culture is being there. Despite a strike that continues to cripple fuel supplies and metro lines in Paris, we experienced the struggle and beauty of "city of light"

Understanding the strike

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"A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it." – John SteinbeckIt's such as coincidence my last visit a mere 6 years ago the SNCF (folks who runs the metro, trains and TGV) were striking, little did I know history was indeed repeating itself. This time around the main argument was surrounded by increase in retirement age from 60 to 62. 62 year old isn’t that bad at all compare to 65 in the US and 66 in Germany and possibly 65 in UK, the approved change in France is lowest age. President Nicolas Sarkozy has repeated stated this is what the country needs and refuses to rescind the decision to increase the retirement age.How visit...Read More