Monday, April 30, 2012

Debunking The Myth Of Paris Romance

Have you ever heard of Paris Syndrome? It's a Japanese psychological disorder wherein Japanese tourists visiting Paris are shocked and depressed that their idealized image of the city does not live up to their romantic expectations. Symptoms include dizziness, tachycardia, sweating, acute delusional states, hallucinations, feelings of persecution and anxiety.

Well, I've never experienced those symptoms but I do admit that Paris, while ever-beautiful and dreamy, is not the accordion-laced dreamworld that many people imagine it to be. For example, not everybody falls in love here. Read more about my thoughts on Paris romance here.

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