"Europe didn't used to be this hot, did it?" His accent made her look up from the newspaper she'd been half reading, but her huge white headphones were actually for noise reduction and she had to ask him to repeat himself, which he didn't. He continued, "When I was young, we didn't think about things like air conditioning, and now all these old trains are murder. As it to emphasize the point, he swabbed his shiny forehead with the cuff of his t-shirt.
She asked him, "Is this the first time you were in France?"
He smiled at her accent and nodded. "You're French, though?" he asked.
She smiled at his accent and nodded.