Getting Around

Fellow riders get cozy

Genevieve Clough
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In Paris, the metro is name of the game when it comes to getting from one place to another. But unlike on most U.S. forms of public transportation (where passengers seem to contort their bodies in any which way so as not to touch another person), people are comfortable snuggling up. For example, when standing and holding onto a bar for support, don't be surprised when someone else takes ahold of the same bar in a way that your hands are touching. The French have a much smaller bubble of personal space than most Americans. They like being close, even when the train isn't totally packed.


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