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Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by EgunMogaji: 6:28am On Nov 07
cecegorz:


Oh Men! We didn't get to stay down for long at Schiphol but I already love that facility.
Our tranfer lag was about 2.5hrs, and by the time we went through the long line of Passport control, and the long journey to our boarding gate (walking like from Stadium to Maryland in a winding, painstakingly beautified building),
Of all the three- Schiphol, Charles De Gaulle, and Frankfurt International, it's the best for me.
I don't know when it was built but it sure looks newer than the rest.
I was also impressed by that intelligent conveyor belt that moves baggages in trays according to their content.

They also have a nice play area for children there. We spent 7 hours in that place angry

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Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by edehgeorgeC: 7:00am On Nov 07
cecegorz:
Sorry guys, so many pictures but I can't upload because of this site limit thing...

Meanwhile Frankfurt was mad fun...
Hope I will be coming yearly from now on.
So, we are heading to the airport soon to catch a 6.50am flight to Paris!
I was thinking we will do a train trip to Rome so we can enjoy more views of the Alpine mountains but the duration is damn too long! More than 12hrs - No way I can be that patient.
I'm sure Paris will be bad ass!
Can't wait to take those iconic pictures at the world famous Eiffel tower!
Safe trip bro. Abeg try and compress the pictures b4 uploading them. Enjoy yourself man.
Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by cecegorz(m): 8:44am On Nov 07
edehgeorgeC:

Safe trip bro. Abeg try and compress the pictures b4 uploading them. Enjoy yourself man.

Ok bro.
Recommend an Android App that can do that seamlessly.
Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by cecegorz(m): 8:51am On Nov 07
Sunrise, as we bid Frankfurt bye, and burn the clouds towards Paris...

#Excited!

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Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by cecegorz(m): 9:07am On Nov 07
EgunMogaji:


They also have a nice play area for children there. We spent 7 hours in that place angry

That facility is massive man!
It's a city on it's own
Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by 992finland: 10:37am On Nov 07
See foreign moon.see enjoyment
Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by cecegorz(m): 11:56am On Nov 07
992finland:
See foreign moon.see enjoyment

Hahahahaa aa. .. Dude!
It's not foreign moon oo.
It's the same sun that rises in the East of Nigeria. Matter of fact, Frankfurt/Paris is exactly same as Nigeria time.
Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by Saintsquare(m): 12:11pm On Nov 07
cecegorz:
Sunrise, as we bid Frankfurt bye, and burn the clouds towards Paris...

#Excited!
Yet to decide which place to spend the Xmas among the three, Paris, Stockholm or Berlin. Abeg snap Paris pinshure, I hear the place fine well well
Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by cecegorz(m): 12:23pm On Nov 07
It's Paris Baby!

Charles De Gaulle AeroPort welcomes us.

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Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by 992finland: 12:38pm On Nov 07
So u go dey till Xmas.. O boy .how many month were u given I always think its 2 months only for visit visa..
See how clean airport is
Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by nattyspice: 4:25pm On Nov 07
Saintsquare:
Yet to decide which place to spend the Xmas among the three, Paris, Stockholm or Berlin. Abeg snap Paris pinshure, I hear the place fine well well
Abeg shun stockholm,dat city expensive and you no go see black people.Berlin is good or you fit waka enter Hamburg.
Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by Saintsquare(m): 4:36pm On Nov 07
nattyspice:

Abeg shun stockholm,dat city expensive and you no go see black people.Berlin is good or you fit waka enter Hamburg.
thanks bro
Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by davide470(m): 4:36pm On Nov 07
cecegorz:
View from our top floor room, you can see the yellowing of the trees as autumn season is in bloom, preparing for the full winter expected from next month.

It's crazy how these Europeans run things. Imagine this whole Hotel has no restaurant?
We were referred to a Restaurant across the street to grab something. Got in there and everything is written in German.
Fortunately the waiter speaks English, so I said, guy abeg come and explain these menus before I order nonsense. Lol
At the end of the day, we settled for seafood/Spaghetti/steak, the only thing that sounded familiar.
The bill? Nah guy, we can't continue like this- almost €50, I don't need to punch calculator to know that I must explore this neighbourhood later to find cheaper options.
For now, na to go and sleep first, and attend.
Most European hotels have restaurants close to their building, either owned by them or a partnership.

€50 You be big man o! cheesy
Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by freddywells81(m): 10:00pm On Nov 07
The Netherlands is super beautiful ...i believe Germany is cool though.Abeg make I see Paris in pictures
Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by DisturbingEU(m): 10:14pm On Nov 07
Saintsquare:
thanks bro

Hamburg is really nice bruv grin
Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by cecegorz(m): 11:31pm On Nov 07
CDG terminal.

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Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by chukxie(m): 12:28am On Nov 08
Nice thread, boss. Enjoy your vacation with madam. Chai, money good! One would never really know how messed up Nigerian is until one travels out.

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Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by salford1: 3:54am On Nov 08
cecegorz:
It's Paris Baby!

Charles De Gaulle AeroPort welcomes us.
One of my favourite airport in the World. Bigly in Donald Trump's voice. CDG used to be my playground and door to continental Europe when I lived in the UK.

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Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by 992finland: 8:33am On Nov 08
chukxie:
Nice thread, boss. Enjoy your vacation with madam. Chai, money good! One would never really know how messed up Nigerian is until one travels out.
Not just messed up but condemned n useless...

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Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by cecegorz(m): 8:50am On Nov 08
CDG looking so fly, I wanted to start crying again at what we call International Airport in Lasgidi

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Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by cecegorz(m): 8:52am On Nov 08
Still CDG...

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Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by cecegorz(m): 9:29am On Nov 08
Guys, something funny happened during our shuttle from CDG to Paris city center.

As we drove through the high way, passed the Stade the France (France '98 Finals stadium) and got to the first traffic stop, our car was swamped at the sides by homeless African immigrants begging for alms, typical of Lagos traffic.
The whole environment was littered with trash, and for us coming in from Frankfurt it was quite shocking. Frankfurt is sparkling clean! Asides the leaves falling off the tree-lined streets, you can't see a drop of nylon or paper on the streets.
So, I called some of my guys that live in Paris to expresse my disappointment as the sight falls short of my expectation. They said we should chill, that we will be wowed when we enter the city...

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Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by chukxie(m): 10:08am On Nov 08
992finland:

Not just messed up but condemned n useless...

I just weak. E go better ooo! E go better ooo!!

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Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by cecegorz(m): 10:58am On Nov 08
Hold your breaths guys...

Now, I know the reason for that statement- See Paris, and die!'
This city is astonishingly beautiful, like a well sequenced musical notes.
The buildings are like hand molded giant sub-marines carefully lined up on the streets.
You will also notice that the paint color is same or closely similar - cement/creamy color for ALL the buildings.

Wow! Wow! Wow! The beauty of this city is simply hypnotising.

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Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by cecegorz(m): 11:43am On Nov 08
Our hotel in Frankfurt- Hampton by Hilton is a stand-alone building. Cost was about €80/night and the facilities are quite impressive.
You can see that breakfast room picture for an idea. The environment, the ambience, the rooms- Everything was just tight!

So, as we planned to head to Paris, I used the same price range on Booking.com to look for a similar hotel. To say that we were disappointed on arrival will be an understatement. In fact my wife was asking If I'm sure we are in the right hotel. Lol
This hotel is just a basic bed and breakfast facility. And the breakfast is NOT FREE! We pay €6/ person. They have no fresh fruits servings, no baked beans. Just tea, coffee, cereals, croissants and fresh bread.
Situated in the middle of a 7 floors giant apartment building. The lift that takes us to our 4th floor room takes only 2 people at a time as it is so small. The same building houses like 4 or 5 other similar hotels- you know the way we build shopping plazas in Nigeria - those U shaped buildings.

This hotel is a disappointment guys- but there is a silver lining... grin

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Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by mroyato(m): 2:18pm On Nov 08
cecegorz:
CDG looking so fly, I wanted to start crying again at what we call International Airport in Lasgidi

Bro if you land at CDG from MM2 there is a 95% probability that you'll cry.
Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by cecegorz(m): 2:19pm On Nov 08
...So, the silver lining is that the hotel is directly off one of the most famous streets in Paris- the Boulevard Haussmann! So we don't need a taxi to take the street.
This double lane Boulevard is like our own Adeola Odeku, but it's longer with beautiful trees lining both sides.
I like the way Europeans build their restaurants. While they have sit outs on the streets, it does not in any way obstruct pedestrians as enough spaces are provided for both.
This boulevard is arguably the shopping capital of France, as it houses the famous Galeria La Fayette, the biggest shopping mall in the city with every single store represented- Gucci, Diesel, Chanel, H&M, Loius Vouitton, Prada, just name it.
And then it's situated at the junction of the Opera Ganier- another imposing monument!
Now, we are balling with exciting sight-seeing experience and dope shopping options. grin

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Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by cecegorz(m): 2:23pm On Nov 08
BNP Paribas Bank on the Boulevard

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Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by cecegorz(m): 2:26pm On Nov 08
Clean street with lovely trees.
Pix taken from inside of Balenciaga shop.

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Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by cecegorz(m): 2:29pm On Nov 08
Tired, so we branched into a restaurant to grab something.

I looked at the menu from A-Z and the only name I recognized was Salmon. Lol

Oya bring nah... guys, I don't even know the name of this concoction but the only thing I know is that it is absolutely tasteless!

Chai... we just need to fill up our tommy sha...

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Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by salford1: 2:42pm On Nov 08
cecegorz:
Tired, so we branched into a restaurant to grab something.

I looked at the menu from A-Z and the only name I recognized was Salmon. Lol

Oya bring nah... guys, I don't even know the name of this concoction but the only thing I know is that it is absolutely tasteless!

Chai... we just need to fill up our tommy sha...
grin

You should have played safe and choose steak if on the menu. Can never go wrong with a steak.

Anyway, it's part of the whole experience.

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Re: Shengen Baecation Starts Tomorrow- Pics Loading... by chukxie(m): 3:48pm On Nov 08
You and madam are balling like real ballers! Twale! See fresh stew everywhere ! See streets with trees on both sides of the streets/roads. What happened to us in 9ja ooo!

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