(asked by Littlemissperfect Lia from… somewhere)
(…) I hope you don’t mind me e-mailing you, I could not leave a message on you page as I don’t have a google account. My visit to France was very pleasant, totally different to the typical stereotype. (…) Anyway as me and some friends will be going back I just wanted to know if there’s anywhere you recommend for us to visit, we’ve recently visited some tourist sites eg. the Eiffel Tower and went to Saint-Germain-en-Laye which was absolutely beautiful.
So, I don’t mind you emailing me, but know that one can leave messages/comments even without a google account.
Now, how do you want me to give you give you advice about places to see when I don’t even know you? Especially if you say that you’ve already visited the tourist sites (which I never suggest to anybody to visit anyway) and even St-Germain-en-Laye where I’ve never been and have no plan to go to in the near (or not so near) future.
The only way I can give advice to somebody when they travel is when I know where they’re going (because believe it or not, even if France is not a big country by US standards (by European standards, it’s the biggest country in Western Europe) it’s as diverse (if not more) as the US) and when I know them (their tastes, their budget, the time they have, their means of transportation, their lifestyles and so on).
So know, I cannot tell you where to go or what to do when you’re in France, simply because I don’t know you.
(and as far as writing you a personal travel guide is concerned, how much are you paying?)