You know, the only not-so-good experience I had in another country was in the French District of Montreal at a restaurant... I know, like, 2 words in French... She started talking to me in French and I responded in English and woah baby all hell broke loose! She gave me the RIOT act (in French, thankfully, so I didn't REALLY know what she was saying, except I know she was furious)... my French-speaking friend who was with me saved me with "Noooo noooooo nooooooooooooooo, AMERICAN!"
Apparently the French vs. English thing is pretty heated in Quebec.
Im sort of surprised at this, Ive been to Montreal a couple times, and they were quite willing to accommodate English speakers. Quebec City on the other hand, even if they DO know English they will refuse to speak it if you arent at least trying to speak French first. Its irritating