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Did you fly with Ethiopian when you went? Flee with them a few years back and ‘twas a memorable experience!! 
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Originally posted by 9fingers 9fingers wrote:

Did you fly with Ethiopian when you went? Flee with them a few years back and ‘twas a memorable experience!! 

no i flew from Cork via Amsterdam with KLM. KLM are absolute muck so i wouldn't recommend them to anyone. have heard that years ago about Ethiopian Airlines but know a few lads working in the mining industry in Africa and they fly Ethiopian out of Dublin and they said they have come on leaps and bounds over the past few years.
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Originally posted by 9fingers 9fingers wrote:

Did you fly with Ethiopian when you went? Flee with them a few years back and ‘twas a memorable experience!! 

Addis airport is some hole! They've opened a new one now though.

Their planes are all top class - probably the best fleet in the world, but didn't appreciate being woken up 90 mins before landing, at about 4.30am, in turbulence for a breakfast I didn't want.
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Originally posted by LO SCIENZIATO LO SCIENZIATO wrote:

MC i know it's away from where your looking to go but i can't highly enough recommend South Africa and in particular Cape Town and wine areas of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Great 10 day holiday destination. 

Spend about 5 nights in Cape Town and then 2 nights in each of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek and then back to Cape Town for the last night. definitely in my top 3 city/area that i have ever visited around the world. Flights from Dublin in June are about €450 return with Ethiopian Airlines (roughly 18 hours and 2 stops) Clap
I'll second this, amazing spot. If you have the time then get a car and drive the coast to Port Elizabeth with a few stops in between and fly home from there. You wont regret it. Savage trip
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Originally posted by Croftman Croftman wrote:

Originally posted by LO SCIENZIATO LO SCIENZIATO wrote:

MC i know it's away from where your looking to go but i can't highly enough recommend South Africa and in particular Cape Town and wine areas of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Great 10 day holiday destination. 

Spend about 5 nights in Cape Town and then 2 nights in each of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek and then back to Cape Town for the last night. definitely in my top 3 city/area that i have ever visited around the world. Flights from Dublin in June are about €450 return with Ethiopian Airlines (roughly 18 hours and 2 stops) Clap
I'll second this, amazing spot. If you have the time then get a car and drive the coast to Port Elizabeth with a few stops in between and fly home from there. You wont regret it. Savage trip

Yeah the Garden Route is unreal. just back from it. Did 5 nights in CT and then did 13 nights between CT and PE 
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Originally posted by nvidic nvidic wrote:

Originally posted by 9fingers 9fingers wrote:

Did you fly with Ethiopian when you went? Flee with them a few years back and ‘twas a memorable experience!! 

Addis airport is some hole! They've opened a new one now though.

Their planes are all top class - probably the best fleet in the world, but didn't appreciate being woken up 90 mins before landing, at about 4.30am, in turbulence for a breakfast I didn't want.
LOLAddis’ was a mad spot alright, was 2010 when I was there before flying on to Lusaka with a 30min stop in Harare where the cleaners came on and cleaned while roaring at you to remain seated LOL 
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Originally posted by 9fingers 9fingers wrote:

Originally posted by nvidic nvidic wrote:

Originally posted by 9fingers 9fingers wrote:

Did you fly with Ethiopian when you went? Flee with them a few years back and ‘twas a memorable experience!! 

Addis airport is some hole! They've opened a new one now though.

Their planes are all top class - probably the best fleet in the world, but didn't appreciate being woken up 90 mins before landing, at about 4.30am, in turbulence for a breakfast I didn't want.
LOLAddis’ was a mad spot alright, was 2010 when I was there before flying on to Lusaka with a 30min stop in Harare where the cleaners came on and cleaned while roaring at you to remain seated LOL 

Same happened to me actually! Was flying Nairobi to Lusaka via Harare.

Had forgotten that, pure jobs for the lads stuff 
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Have a few days in Paris next week, and time to myself during the day. So anything different to see and do over there other than the obvious 
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Originally posted by Bob Hoskins Bob Hoskins wrote:

Have a few days in Paris next week, and time to myself during the day. So anything different to see and do over there other than the obvious 


Eiffel Tower is supposed to be decent. Definitely in the top 3 or 4 towers.
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Originally posted by Bob Hoskins Bob Hoskins wrote:

Have a few days in Paris next week, and time to myself during the day. So anything different to see and do over there other than the obvious 

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Musee D'Orsay has some good art and it's a great space (it's a former train station LOL).

I was there around the time of the friendly last year. I showed up and there was a big queue for tickets, so I booked one online, then skipped the queue. Must have saved about half an hour.

You could also go out to Versailles, although it is pricey.


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Originally posted by Bob Hoskins Bob Hoskins wrote:

Have a few days in Paris next week, and time to myself during the day. So anything different to see and do over there other than the obvious 


Depends what you have already done.

I always try to visit Pere Lachaise when there.


There is an Asterix themed Theme Park just outside (Paris not Pere Lachaise Wink )  too which has a lot of cool rollercoasters if that be your thing.

Clignancourt Flea market- if you are there on Sat-Mon and want to pick up some antiques/ cool gifts for people- you could easily spend a whole day there


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Get the train out to Versailles Liamo. Well worth a visit 
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If you do go to Versaille, get there early. The queues can be nuts, plus the gardens are massive and will take a fair amount of time to get around. Plus I think the fountains are on in the morning, and less so in the afternoon. They use a vast amount of water so they aren't on all the time.
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Will be in Hong Kong for 2 days at the start of April. Flying out the day of the 7's so will miss that.

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Originally posted by The Huntacha The Huntacha wrote:

Will be in Hong Kong for 2 days at the start of April. Flying out the day of the 7's so will miss that.

Any recommendations?

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Originally posted by Paulie Paulie wrote:

Originally posted by Bob Hoskins Bob Hoskins wrote:

Have a few days in Paris next week, and time to myself during the day. So anything different to see and do over there other than the obvious 


Eiffel Tower is supposed to be decent. Definitely in the top 3 or 4 towers.
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It’s a good tower alright Bob don’t miss it.
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