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    Have had a pretty hectic year with travelling so far. Have been to Hamburg, Oslo, Berlin and Brugge so far with a trip to Edinburgh in August and a couple of weeks all inclusive in Greece in September.

    Already starting to think about next year, anyone been to the Cannes, Nice, Monaco area of France?

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    One of the tat-selling illegals near the Eiffel Tower started making some string bracelet on my hand (I thought he was just some other tourist at first so I took his handshake like a pleb), and I was going nah mate you're alright. He then says 'No, no. You can pay what you want'. I've got about forty cents in my pocket so whatever.

    Then he finishes it, right, and he goes 'Come on. Five euros. Five coins'. I went 'Pfft have it back', and he shit himself and backed off at me pushing my wrist/fist towards him, so lol I inadvertently ended up mugging him.

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    Reminds me of the time I saw a bloke in town give a lass a rose. She smiled, went "Awww, thanks." and then he asked for £5 for it. Her boyfriend fucking lamped him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis View Post
    One of the tat-selling illegals near the Eiffel Tower started making some string bracelet on my hand (I thought he was just some other tourist at first so I took his handshake like a pleb), and I was going nah mate you're alright. He then says 'No, no. You can pay what you want'. I've got about forty cents in my pocket so whatever.

    Then he finishes it, right, and he goes 'Come on. Five euros. Five coins'. I went 'Pfft have it back', and he shit himself and backed off at me pushing my wrist/fist towards him, so lol I inadvertently ended up mugging him.
    They do that to distract you from the pickpockets.

    Go check out Montmarte - it's a bit lovely up there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis View Post
    One of the tat-selling illegals near the Eiffel Tower started making some string bracelet on my hand (I thought he was just some other tourist at first so I took his handshake like a pleb), and I was going nah mate you're alright. He then says 'No, no. You can pay what you want'. I've got about forty cents in my pocket so whatever.

    Then he finishes it, right, and he goes 'Come on. Five euros. Five coins'. I went 'Pfft have it back', and he shit himself and backed off at me pushing my wrist/fist towards him, so lol I inadvertently ended up mugging him.
    If a van pulls up and offers you candy, don't get in.

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    @Lewis, what did you go to France for?

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    To see what they're up to.

    There is an old man in a remain t-shirt waiting for the train. Fifty re-tweets and I'll bang him out.

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    Show us your bracelet.
    I'm a twit

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    What are they up to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    Have had a pretty hectic year with travelling so far. Have been to Hamburg, Oslo, Berlin and Brugge so far with a trip to Edinburgh in August and a couple of weeks all inclusive in Greece in September.

    Already starting to think about next year, anyone been to the Cannes, Nice, Monaco area of France?
    when you in Edinburgh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepe View Post
    What are they up to?
    Mostly smoking and driving like spastics.

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    Decided on Croatia again. It really was great.

    10 days this time.

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    You can't really go wrong with Croatia, it's stunning.

    Spending a week driving from Rijeka down to Dubrovnik staying places along the way was brilliant.

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    Croatia is great for partying/drugs/drinking

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    Do they have any Butlin style holiday parks with good tribute acts and an 8pm curfew?

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    Can you get into the business class lounges at airports by paying to do so if you haven't got a business class ticket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yevrah View Post
    Can you get into the business class lounges at airports by paying to do so if you haven't got a business class ticket?
    Yep.

    Ask someone and they'll tell you which desk to go to.

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    Cheers Mahow.

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    Isn't it just the aspire type things? If you have an amex gold that gets you into all of those types (2 free then Ä20 surcharge)

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    The Aspire lot do a annual pass or something I think but almost all airports/airlines/lounges will allow you to purchase a day access.

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    I liked Paris. London could learn a lot from its high-density housing, which makes it fantastic for just mooching about (although my colleague used to live there, and she reckons most of the accommodation is atrocious). At the same time, I was surprised how shitty its public spaces are bearing in mind the traffic they get. I know they have to preserve it all as it has always been as not to provoke mass Asian suicides, but take the Eiffel Tower for example (or the grounds around the Louvre). You're talking about one of if not the most popular tourist attractions on Earth, and around it you've got council grass and gravel paths from forty years ago. They should also be shooting all of the souvenir twats. I know you get Union Jack tat stalls around London, but I don't think you'd last long selling rip-off designer bags in Trafalgar Square.

    I think the military museum/Napoleon's tomb was the best bit for me, even if it doesn't appear to acknowledge the War of the Spanish Succession, and even if they haven't translated any of the French Resistance stuff into English (unlike every other exhibit) because it's probably full of lies.
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    I remember quite liking Paris, but I can't remember any highlight. Montmartre maybe?

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    Iím in Mexico City. Itís inspired a joke.

    How did the Mexican cross the road?

    Very fucking carefully.

    Itís terrifying. I end up waiting for someone else to cross and hide behind them.

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    Wow, Lewis wasn't kidding about the grounds around the tower. That's a lot of space that feels underused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phonics View Post
    I’m in Mexico City. It’s inspired a joke.

    How did the Mexican cross the road?

    Very fucking carefully.

    It’s terrifying. I end up waiting for someone else to cross and hide behind them.
    Yes, just wait for the sea of people to carry you through. Also once you're in, you have to commit.

    What are you there for?

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    Left for the airport 2pm on Sunday, arrived home 12:01 am on Tuesday. Immediatelyu left swiping any tinder profile with 'Loves to travel' from now on.

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    That's them all.

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    Piccies from Mexico






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    Nice. That's one thing I didn't do nearly enough of in New York. I took pictures but none of them felt proper.

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