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Sunday, April 24, 2011

American Influence in Paris


          One of the things that has struck us this trip is the vast American influence in the City of Lights. In all of the restaurants and stores what is heard over their sound system is American music. When I asked one of the employees at Coton Cafe, he said "We love American music!"
          Although they are not as abundant as in our home city of Miami, there is at least one Starbucks and McDonalds in every arrondissement. We could not believe our eyes when we drove past Kentucky Fried Chicken, Subway, American Apparel, Abercrombie and Fitch, Gap, Ralph Lauren and Apple Stores.
          We remember the day where only Americans in Paris wore jeans & sneakers. Today that is all you see the Parisians wearing while they stroll through the boulevards.
         

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