Soo.. one of our IT specialists here won a trip to Europe.. more specifically.. Spain and France. She recently got back, and said Spain was wonderful, but France, and the French attitude really put her off ever moving to that part of the world, as she is under the impression that even xenophobic South Africans are better than the French. Another friend of mine traveled through Europe. She went to all the WE countries, and her second from last visit (after being in Italy).. was a stop over in France. She informed me that the French actually ruined her whole European tour (She did compliment the Italians a lot)... and had never come across such "siff" people in her life before. I have French family, and ended up in France.. and I couldnt understand why the French`s attitude sucked so much. I mean.. its not like they have much to be proud of. Their power is lost.. they are a European state now.. they make terrible cars.. and yet they think the world revolves around them? To me they come across as arrogantly stupid. Even though I have french ancestry.. I can honestly understand why my ancestors left that country. For me.. theyre a bunch of fobs... theyre partly responsible for a lot of corruption going on in my country.. and their resource grabbing in Africa has really made things harder. I dont know what the heck they have to have such kak attitudes. From a traveler's perspective... Iran is friendlier than France.. and most people I know scratch it off their visit lists. Its this a common perception out there? Or are they just assholes to people from other continents? When people ask me my ancestry.. I no longer say Anglo/French.. simply "English South African".