Bonjour! This week we asked for your Paris tips. Here are some highlights from the 148 responses. If you learn just thing, let it be that Parisians like to say hello. Each Monday on Hack Your City, we ask readers for your best tips on a city: driving tips, restaurant recs, things to do, and any other advice for visitors and locals. Then on Thursday, we present the best comments. We’re working our way around the U.S. and around the globe. Say hello If you think Parisians are rude, it might just be that you’re not saying hello. “It is considered the height of rudeness to not greet anyone-even when you get on a bus,” says Klee. “Anytime you walk into a store, you will be greeted and you must greet the shop-person back,” says Scout’s Honor. “I noticed that even when I was walking down an alley and another person crossed my path, they would say ‘Bonsoir,’” says ceedotkaydot. Add an Au revoir, bonne journee when you leave, … [Read more...] about The Best Paris Tips From Our Readers
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The Cinderella-est story of the schoolboy hoops season in the Washington, D.C. area came to an end over the weekend. It turns out the year’s most fantastical feel-good tale really was a fantasy after all. The Rockville Rams, a Montgomery County, Md. public school squad that went 2-22 last season, won its district this year. The Rams blew a second-half lead to Governor Thomas Johnson High on Saturday, losing out on a trip to the Final Four of the Maryland state championships. Still, it was an amazing turnaround for the Rams, one due almost entirely to the play of Jimmy Sorunke, a recent arrival from Nigeria who was billed as a 16-year-old, 6’10” freshman center. After the loss to Thomas Johnson, Rams coach Todd Dembrowski told me that when he first spotted Sorunke in the Rockville High hallways at the beginning of the school year, he felt like he’d been given a gift from the basketball gods. Dembrowski said he was told that a Rockville High alumnus was … [Read more...] about Is The Freshman Dominating Maryland High School Basketball Actually 20 Years Old?