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This new annual thread has been carved out of the previous thread in an effort to reduce the number of megathreads on the AC forum. For those interested previous versions are the original 2004 - 2014 thread , 2015 edition, 2016 edition and 2017 edition

The original thread started by accident but quickly became a popular place to come and discuss off topic things such as hockey, new movies, or almost anything that wouldn't fit into existing AC forum threads. More Air Canada or Aeroplan topics such as flight feedback, in-flight services issues or mileage earning/redemption are all topics that should go into existing AC forum threads so others can benefit from this information. Topics about hotels or airlines and/or their loyalty programs should be posted elsewhere on FT as should topics better suited to other forums such as Travel Products for questions about luggage or Travel Photography for discussion about cameras.

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Old Jan 11, 18, 5:51 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow
I meant "that guy" more that it was too generous to call him an "instructor".

None of the names on that site match mine. I suspect I have exam copies lying around in Toronto (?) that would have his name.

I took it in Spring 2007 if that helps \_(ツ)_/
I took it in Spring 1987, IIRC. Any suggestions about where to lookup who my prof was?
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Old Jan 11, 18, 6:22 pm
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I took it in Spring 1987, IIRC. Any suggestions about where to lookup who my prof was?
In some old alumni books in DC Library?
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Old Jan 11, 18, 6:26 pm
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Originally Posted by airbus320
Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.....good restaurants and shopping. scenic views
Hermanus for land based whale watching. Not to be missed
Robben Island for Nelson Mandela prison
Stellenbosch quaint town and wineries
And of course Table Mountain
Tour of townships
Perhaps safari close to CPT
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I agree with all these suggestions. I'll add:

Ostrich tastes like beef. Who knew. Try some at the V&A.

When I was there (Oct), the waitlist to visit Robben Island was over a week ... so plan and book ahead.

While you're in Cape Town, you *have* to visit the Cape of Good Hope. I had planned to drive myself there, but I was convinced that it was better to have someone drive me ... and it was. There's a one way hike at the Cape which would be almost impossible to do if you drove yourself.

My cape tour took a full day (on a weekend), and included stops at a penguin beach, stunning scenery, and a stop at Fishhoek (sp?) for dinner. Very very worthwhile. If you PM me I can give you the phone number of the driver who took me around.

Oh, and with regards to Cape Town in general ... when they say "don't walk outside at night", they mean it. A very very short evening walk there, was possibly the closest I've ever come to being mugged. Be aware.
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Old Jan 11, 18, 6:32 pm
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
In some old alumni books in DC Library?
Am I giving too much away if I tell you I was there when the DC building was built?

Some of my classmates snuck into the construction overnight, and painted "Eatons Center" on the glass over the main doors

Allegedly, of course.
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Old Jan 11, 18, 6:33 pm
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Originally Posted by canopus27
Ostrich tastes like beef.
Roasted Scorpion tastes like chicken.
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Old Jan 11, 18, 6:37 pm
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Originally Posted by canopus27
Am I giving too much away if I tell you I was there when the DC building was built?

Some of my classmates snuck into the construction overnight, and painted "Eatons Center" on the glass over the main doors

Allegedly, of course.
Damn. I was still in public school, like Grade 2 I think.
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Old Jan 11, 18, 6:48 pm
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Damn. I was still in public school, like Grade 2 I think.
Well, thanks for making me feel super young.
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Originally Posted by canopus27
Well, thanks for making me feel super young.
HA
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Old Jan 11, 18, 6:51 pm
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Originally Posted by canopus27
Well, thanks for making me feel super young.
Lol. Well if it's any consolation, you certainly look younger than what I think your approximate age is.
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Old Jan 11, 18, 7:07 pm
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Lol. Well if it's any consolation, you certainly look younger than what I think your approximate age is.
... and you've flown far more miles than you should have, at your young age
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Old Jan 11, 18, 7:35 pm
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Originally Posted by canopus27
Am I giving too much away if I tell you I was there when the DC building was built?

Some of my classmates snuck into the construction overnight, and painted "Eatons Center" on the glass over the main doors

Allegedly, of course.
I met Bill Davis in the DC.
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Old Jan 11, 18, 9:14 pm
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Folks while I would've thought it fairly self-evident posts on Mexico actually belong in the Mexico destination forum on FT and a number of posts from within this thread have been moved to that forum.

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Old Jan 11, 18, 9:40 pm
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Finally got around to watching Black Mirror. What a great show! We binged watched a couple seasons. Whitebear + Playtest are soooooo good.

Also watched Babadook which was supposed to be one of the "scarier" films out there. I don't like horror movies and generally get scared easily but I just yawned right through it. May have been liquid courage
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Old Jan 12, 18, 8:58 am
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Originally Posted by SKYEG
Finally got around to watching Black Mirror. What a great show! We binged watched a couple seasons. Whitebear + Playtest are soooooo good.

Also watched Babadook which was supposed to be one of the "scarier" films out there. I don't like horror movies and generally get scared easily but I just yawned right through it. May have been liquid courage
Feel free to post any spoilers here as I don't watch these shows.
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