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    Quote Originally Posted by Africaida View Post
    I am not sure what do you mean by something coming up but AirFrance to/from DR is fine Aguaita (I have a family member who took it several times to meet me in DR). Their prices, on the other hand, are often ridiculous, but they do have sales once in a while.

    My friends have taken Air Caraibes to meet me in DR as well, no complaints except lateness. Air Europa and Iberia also fly to Paris with a connection. There is also XL airways which flies to Punta cana.

    A new airline, supposedly supercheap, called Frenchblue flies to PUJ http://www.frenchblue.com/fr/destina...ris-punta-cana)

    I'd take Air France over any of the airlines mentioned, that is if pricing wasn't an issue.


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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Googling , try it sometime..... great fun..... life changing.... truly invaluable..

    Five flights a week....to gay Paris
    Wow! More invaluable SPANKING NEW tips. Definetively most valuable post EVER!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Africaida View Post
    I am not sure what do you mean by something coming up but AirFrance to/from DR is fine Aguaita (I have a family member who took it several times to meet me in DR). Their prices, on the other hand, are often ridiculous, but they do have sales once in a while.

    My friends have taken Air Caraibes to meet me in DR as well, no complaints except lateness. Air Europa and Iberia also fly to Paris with a connection. There is also XL airways which flies to Punta cana.

    A new airline, supposedly supercheap, called Frenchblue flies to PUJ http://www.frenchblue.com/fr/destina...ris-punta-cana)

    I'd take Air France over any of the airlines mentioned, that is if pricing wasn't an issue.


    Bon voyage
    Thanks! Great info.
    à bientôt!

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    We are flying Iberia Santo Domingo to Madrid then Paris in July.

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    I took the family to Paris a few months ago. We had been there twice before and always enjoyed it We wont be back. With the dirt, beggars and dark cloud of danger everywhere I felt that I was in Capotillo.

    I am glad that we went though and can close that chapter in our life. If we were stilling living in RD it would have been even more upsetting because when decent Dominicans take vacations its with the purpose of getting away from "them" not paying to be surrounded by Arabic speaking versions of Villa Mella chopos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob saunders View Post
    We are flying Iberia Santo Domingo to Madrid then Paris in July.
    Have you booked anything interesting in Paris? I got a pass called the "Passlib". I'm also looking into a trip to Bruges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aguaita29 View Post
    Have you booked anything interesting in Paris? I got a pass called the "Passlib". I'm also looking into a trip to Bruges.
    We are taking the trip to Bruges, night cruise on the Seine, dinner in the Eiffel Tower, and we are hopping on a train and taking the Chunnel to Londen for a tour as well. Louvre as wel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richard1 View Post

    I travel to Brussels very six weeks. Tuifly is the best. Brussels has its train-station in the AirPort.


    https://www.goeuro.be/treinen_van_bruxelles_naar_paris

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfp View Post
    I took the family to Paris a few months ago. We had been there twice before and always enjoyed it We wont be back. With the dirt, beggars and dark cloud of danger everywhere I felt that I was in Capotillo.

    I am glad that we went though and can close that chapter in our life. If we were stilling living in RD it would have been even more upsetting because when decent Dominicans take vacations its with the purpose of getting away from "them" not paying to be surrounded by Arabic speaking versions of Villa Mella chopos.
    We are staying in a the IBIS porte de bagnolet, Rue Jean-Jaures. Not the rich area but seems ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfp View Post
    I took the family to Paris a few months ago. We had been there twice before and always enjoyed it We wont be back. With the dirt, beggars and dark cloud of danger everywhere I felt that I was in Capotillo.

    I am glad that we went though and can close that chapter in our life. If we were stilling living in RD it would have been even more upsetting because when decent Dominicans take vacations its with the purpose of getting away from "them" not paying to be surrounded by Arabic speaking versions of Villa Mella chopos.
    Well, for "the developed world", at times, it does give you kind of a 3rd world vibe, with all the overly agressive street vendors, the little scams, people's attitude towards garbage, etc. The beggars too, but there's beggars in big cities in North America, so that wasn't a shocker for me . I was shocked to experience people littering. I saw someone just throw a flyer on the floor, and several times experienced that people who had a snack and just left the garbage on a bench, even though there was a trashcan real close. Also, people smoke really close to you, like it's no big deal.

    On the other hand, It's such a beautiful city, very walkable and offers so much to see. So many beautiful and historical places within walking distance.
    I was pleasantly surprised with how helpful people were. I'd heard that if you needed help in the street or on the subway you'd be doomed, but I had a different experience. I did approach people in French though. A friend showed me how to use the Metro and everything, but the first couple of days I got lost, so I'd ask people.


    There's a lot of police presence everywhere. I never felt unsafe. For the pickpocketing situation, just be aware of your stuff. I got a money belt but only wore it for a couple of days. Then I just carried around a zipped purse at the front.

    I stayed with a friend and met her family and friends.....two kisses each lol. There were all very hospitable and feisty. Glad I had the chance to go, and try something different.

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