Every year a dozen or so tourists visiting…

Paris_syndrome_smallEvery year a dozen or so tourists visiting France (predominantly Japanese) suffer from an incredible condition called “Paris syndrome”.
We are all constantly bombarded by the media with the notion that Paris is one of the most romantic and magical places on earth, and unfortunately many tourists take this idea rather too seriously and come to Paris with wildly inflated expectations.
When they get here, they inevitably come crashing back down to reality.. Hard..
and these dozen or so tourists are driven into severe shock.
The Japanese consulate even supposedly has a dedicated 24 hour helpline to help cheer up the distressed holiday makers. Several become so distressed, that they have to be immediately repatriated and given treatment on the flight home.

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