Saturday, May 05, 2007
As I imagine is the case in many large cities, random services or items for sale are posted on poles and posts throughout Paris. This one caught my eye because it seems that someone is offering to teach you how to cook Chinese food at home. Now for me, this kind of seems like a strange offer when there are so many good (and not so good) Chinese restaurants in Paris you can have delivered to your home. However, the immigration patterns have changed significantly, and the Chinese now replace North Africans and Black Africans as the largest group of immigrants to Paris. Figures vary from source to source, but it seems there are 250,000 Chinese people living in the metropolitan area of Paris (as of 2004 statistics).
PS: I am currently on vacation so I cannot reply to your comments. I'll read them when I return, on May 7.