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Old 01-13-2009, 09:07 AM   #1
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Guys, I have a dilemma. And who better to ask tips from than my beloved Interlanders? I'm visiting India next month for about 3 weeks to see my folks and family. The 2 most reasonable flight options right now are Emirates through Dubai and Jet Airways through Brussels. Now, Emirates has very convenient departure and arrival times, is a pretty good airline as far as I have heard and Dubai is a duty free shopping paradise from what I've heard. And it is cheaper than the Brussels option! No brainer, right? Yeah but now I'm thinking why not take advantage of this opportunity and spend a day in Europe, say Brussels. I've never been to Europe except for layovers when I was within the airport or sometimes within the plane, lol. I'm not an American citizen so I'll have to get a visitor visa but is it even worth it to connect one European city just for a day and overnight stay? Of course, now my mind is wandering beyond Brussels and thinking why not do London, Paris or Munich! But tickets are gonna get more and more expensive as I gravitate towards Munich. For some reason Germany/Lufthansa is always the most expensive, ugh! Anyway, the main question I wanted to ask those who travel is... Am I better off making a proper Europe visit later? Perhaps in the summer too.. instead of connecting through in winter. Maybe I should just stick with the convenience of Emirates. But I feel like I'm letting go of an opportunity here.. gah!
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its okay, en route parachute to my house in Ireland for an hour and I can loan you three grand to help with funds, and then you can take a Feck-Off flight from the airport near me.






dude, I keep thinking, just for one overnight stay, its very short, isn't it like. You might want to stay longer and you could be put in a situation. So I say, skip it - take Europe trip later.
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Emirates is the best airline in the world (or so I have heard).
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Brussel-Paris with the Thalys is cheap (50€ ?!) and it takes 2 hrs (I think).
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Go to Brussels and don't listen to Achtung Girl. Take the Thalys the other way and come to Amsterdam!
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Zoots, it's called a spacebar... try it out some time
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Don't you mean enter button?

space bar is what creates space inbetween the letters.
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London and Paris

Does this mean no more {..Late Night w Zootles..} for 3 weeks?
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Don't you mean enter button?

space bar is what creates space inbetween the letters.
well if you hold down the space bar long enough.. it will uh...






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its okay, en route parachute to my house in Ireland for an hour and I can loan you three grand to help with funds, and then you can take a Feck-Off flight from the airport near me.



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dude, I keep thinking, just for one overnight stay, its very short, isn't it like. You might want to stay longer and you could be put in a situation. So I say, skip it - take Europe trip later.
Yeah I'll have to spend for the visa, the hotel room and leisure expenses just for maybe 12 hrs or so (not including sleep) in Europe. Too rushed?

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Emirates is the best airline in the world (or so I have heard).
Yeah I've heard that it's a quality airline! But I'm not that much of a shopping person and here I'm gonna have 6-1/2 hrs in Dubai to browse the Duty Free. Although I've heard the Dubai airport is nice.

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lol. It wasn't even that long.

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London and Paris

Does this mean no more {..Late Night w Zootles..} for 3 weeks?
London and Paris... I'm dreaming! At the most I think it will be Brussels.


Thanks for the replies guys and keep em coming. Today of all days work is super busy and I can't respond again maybe till evening.
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hehe!
Oh, I have never noticed that the thalys also goes to Amsterdam...
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Just Space Moon it.

If it were ME, I'd spend a day in Europe.
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hehe!
Oh, I have never noticed that the thalys also goes to Amsterdam...
Ever thought about where it comes from when it arrives in Brussels? It actually departs from Amsterdam!
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