[quote=“tango42, post:17, topic:159652, full:true”]
I feel safer in Paris than pulling off the highway at night time to get gas in the USA.[/quote]
I’ve not been there, but I have a Taiwanese friend who visited there one or two years ago, only 2 weeks, his first time, and someone approached him asking for money, and he refused, and later that someone brought along 4 or 5 of his African/Muslim friends, stole his wallet and ID, everything in it.
This is only anecdotal, and who knows but that he handled himself in a way that angered others, but I know few people who’ve gone there recently, so this incidence certainly stands out in my mind.
This article says tourism has dropped because of fear of terrorist attacks alone, but I think there must be more behind this and that my friend’s experience isn’t just unique.