Thursday, 26 November 2015

More From @RickSteves on #Paris – A #Thanksgiving Tale

D.C Editor Adam writes… As regular Daily Constitutionalists will know, we were moved by Rick Steves' response to the terrorist attacks in Paris. We posted his piece, written under the headline Don't Be Terrorised, on our blog HERE.

Rick responded to many of the replies to his toughts – some positive, some not-so-positive – on his Facebook Page.

It's from that same page that we share this lovely message, from an American family visiting Paris in the aftermath of the attacks…

"Hello there Rick Steves!

My name is Amber, my family and I are currently vacationing in Paris for a week with your Paris 2015 guidebook.

The city is like none other. And the French people have been so kind to us. Yesterday we toured the Eiffel Tower and watched the sun set from the top with both our girls. It was a moment we will never forget. It was so beautiful, I shed a few tears. I'm so glad we made the choice to come, and to be able to have these wonderful experiences together as a family.

As we made our way back to our flat, we boarded the metro, and started discussing dinner ideas. A nice French businessman was sitting next to my 12 year old and must have over heard her talking. He asked her, 'Do you speak English?' She said yes. He said, 'Are you American? Did you come here from America?' And she said yes again. Then he put his newspaper down and said to all of us, 'Thank you for coming to visit Paris. Despite what happened. We are a strong city. I hope you have a wonderful stay.'

Au revior!

The Revis Family"

Read the full version at It will lift your spirits for Thanksgiving Day.

Our very own American in Paris David Tucker had a similar experience – he visited the city just a few days after the attacks and posted this on Twitter…

On this Thanksgiving Day, we say thanks for joining us in London. Last night on my Rock'n'Roll London Walk (it's Adam writing here) I had folks from Sacramento, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Vauxhall, South London – we are, after all, the walking tour company used by Londoners and we're thankful to our lovely locals as well as our visitors. To all of them them – and to all of you – we say thanks. In rain or shine, good times and bad, we're thankful for your presence.

Thanks for walking with us. Thanks for supporting Paris. Thanks Rick Steves for such an inspirational piece of journalism.

Happy Thanksgiving one and all

London, November 2015

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