by Lily Heise for CNTraveler, reposted in the Huffington Post
Start off on the right foot by greeting people with “bonjour” (hello). It’s not only polite to do when you’re introduced directly to someone, but also when you go into a shop, when you’re first approached by a waiter at a restaurant, even when entering an elevator. While this may seem a little much, it’s an important way to ingratiate yourself with the locals — and, in return, you’ll receive much better service or attention. Read the other was on How Not to Look Like a Tourist in Paris here.