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Birdman
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1627 posts since 10/3/10

10 Aug 2022 19:42
MerciBeau wrote:
Kadafi39 wrote: I've been barca about 5 times in the last 5 or 6 years, never been mugged or had any hassle either.

Fudge - Paris is your number 1 European city Laughing out loud I have been a few times, travelled to Versailles etc too, wouldn't be bothered if I never went back tbh.

Used to have to travel to Paris for work and fucking hate the place. Granted my clients L'Oreal were a total bunch of pricks, but still, the city just feels like some dystopian hell hole from the moment you step off the Eurostar at Gare du Nord… Swat gear riot police chasing down some sketch looking kid and beating them senseless in the foyer of the station, get into a taxi who drives like a total psychopath whilst screaming in arabic into a dash mounted phone, hobo tent city in the middle of the street, get on the metro and gangs of guys grabbing random women's tits then shouting at them. Place needs nuking.


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RickRude
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4205 posts since 13/1/12

10 Aug 2022 19:52
He’s not wrong though. Paris is a shithole.
swede
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10524 posts since 21/3/09

10 Aug 2022 20:24
paris description Laughing out loud

i am actually going in november for first time in years Sad
MerciBeau
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4449 posts since 7/7/06

10 Aug 2022 21:03
I'm sure there are nice places there - then again, i googled Paris to jog my memory as to what neighbourhood the office we would have meetings in was called, and highlighted in the results:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/10/man-charged-after-american-tourist-raped-in-paris

Grim. Eek
MoB
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37389 posts since 31/8/04

10 Aug 2022 21:09
There's definitely nice places in paris but fucking hell merci beau nailed it, step off the Eurostar and it's a fuckpit
Rirawin
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9651 posts since 17/7/05

posted 10 Aug 2022 22:27, edited 10 Aug 2022 22:27
Stinks of piss in the height of summer as well. Couldn’t think of a worse city to travel to during that time of the year. Well maybe Venice comes close.

Off to Cancun for a company retreat in a couple of weeks. Any recommendations for if or when I can escape company obligations?
Birdman
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1627 posts since 10/3/10

10 Aug 2022 22:58
Only been once years ago and my memories were that everyone smoked, everywhere, the subways stank of piss and there was dog shit all over the pavements.
Prospekt
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1057 posts since 7/9/10

11 Aug 2022 06:29
Rirawin wrote: Off to Cancun for a company retreat in a couple of weeks. Any recommendations for if or when I can escape company obligations?

Our work did the same thing just before the pandemic. Took us all away on a 3 day work trip/piss up to a resort. Downtown Cancun and surrounding beach is pretty grim. Full of trashy, American frat boys and shady locals hanging around in alleyways.

What I’d absolutely recommend doing if you have time is to head to Holbox island. Really stunning place, we spent just under a week there. You can catch a shuttle and then a ferry from Cancun I believe. Isla Mujeres is beautiful as well, some of the best water I’ve ever experienced. Again a boat journey is needed to get there.

Basically get the fuck away from the main Cancun strip is my recommendation. Laughing out loud
Hanto
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3548 posts since 30/11/09

11 Aug 2022 06:30
Slight detour from Parisien piss filled streets, but any recommendations for things to in the Cotswolds for an 18 month old?
Burt
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6318 posts since 3/1/10

posted 15 Aug 2022 09:55, edited 15 Aug 2022 09:55
You deffo look older than that in your WAYWT smudge's, pal.

Could try this place - Bourton Model Village

I don't think that kids of that age really appreciate the quaint, old skool charm that's predominantly associated with the Cotswolds unfortunately.
emixam
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575 posts since 8/2/12

posted 15 Aug 2022 10:58, edited 15 Aug 2022 10:58
MerciBeau wrote:
Kadafi39 wrote: I've been barca about 5 times in the last 5 or 6 years, never been mugged or had any hassle either.

Fudge - Paris is your number 1 European city Laughing out loud I have been a few times, travelled to Versailles etc too, wouldn't be bothered if I never went back tbh.

Used to have to travel to Paris for work and fucking hate the place. Granted my clients L'Oreal were a total bunch of pricks, but still, the city just feels like some dystopian hell hole from the moment you step off the Eurostar at Gare du Nord… Swat gear riot police chasing down some sketch looking kid and beating them senseless in the foyer of the station, get into a taxi who drives like a total psychopath whilst screaming in arabic into a dash mounted phone, hobo tent city in the middle of the street, get on the metro and gangs of guys grabbing random women's tits then shouting at them. Place needs nuking.

That made me laugh , I am parisian and you nailed it perfectly . Absolutely hate this city, hence why I left it almost 20years ago. but it gets worst every year that passes… If it was not for the family i would never go back, been 3 years I didn't go and I am missing nothing about it. it is worth checking other places like Bordeaux, Lyon (even though it is getting more and more like Paris in some areas), if you are not into shopping, simply anywhere in Provence or the Pays Basque/Atlantic coast in general (South Brittany) is a good bet. just avoid Paris and Marseille.

And l oreal, worldwide, gas the worst reputation it seems.
pentonville
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1070 posts since 12/3/12

15 Aug 2022 11:19
Hanto wrote: recommendations for things to in the Cotswolds for an 18 month old?

Mate 18 month olds don't need anything but some space to run around in Laughing out loud
Mookie_blaylock
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1686 posts since 19/7/06

15 Aug 2022 11:56
pentonville wrote:
Hanto wrote: recommendations for things to in the Cotswolds for an 18 month old?

Mate 18 month olds don't need anything but babyshark videos on ipad on repeat Laughing out loud
Centurionone
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1759 posts since 30/3/11

15 Aug 2022 19:16
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/flight-delays-prank-greece-airport-b2145314.html?amp