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Old Jan 4, 06, 12:26 am
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MikeMpls
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I think we like to kick the French. They do deserve it, after all.

I've only been through CDG twice, and frankly, I prefer AMS. I have not had any of the bad experiences (other than the darned buses and a forever walk to my ATH connection the last time) that other people describe. I just greatly prefer AMS. On the first time I did get some nice duty free shopping in.

The passport examiners seemed indifferent -- automatons almost -- but the passport & security lines fairly short & efficient. On the eternal walk to the ATH flight, the signage was excellent.

My wife & I did a day trip on the Eurostar from London three years ago & had a blast. I had no trouble dealing with the Metro trains & stations & the facilities Gare du Nord. We're looking forward to a return visit once the French gov't gets a healthier opinion of the U.S.
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