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Peru Master Thread
« on: May 06, 2010, 10:45:38 AM »
first of all thanks... I think I need to be more specific,  I would like to start in Peru because it's much cheaper to get to Peru on miles than to get to brazil at least with continental also continental has a flight from NY that stops in either Dominican republic and panama city
or peurto rico then panama city then to Peru. the real question is how to get around in south America is there a cheap airline there or I have a friend that took a cheap cruise   
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Re: Re: South America Master Thread
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2010, 04:59:18 PM »
If you have extra time then spend 2-3 days in Buenos Aires, 2 days in S. Paulo, 2 days in Rio, and 2 days in Iguassu Falls.

There's nothing in the way of kosher food at Iguassu so bring it with you from any of the other cities.

As with all of Latin America, there are dangerous parts to all of these cities.  Don't go out at night alone, stay away from the slums, and try to blend in with the locals.

I've never been to Argentina, but the Chabad Houses in Brazil are just awesome with tons of great food and local specialties!!!

 what is there to do in Sao Paulo? I thought its just a big city w/o any real tourist things to do from what I read , was never there

 A real nice place is Cusco, Peru and Machu Pichu although I dont think the trains are running there yet the tracks were washed out in the worst winter flooding

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Re: Re: South America Master Thread
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2010, 05:33:26 PM »


 A real nice place is Cusco, Peru and Machu Pichu although I dont think the trains are running there yet the tracks were washed out in the worst winter flooding

Have you been there? It intrigues me now especially since there is a new SPG hotel in the area and a Chabad in Cusco. The train gets back online July 1st

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Re: Re: South America Master Thread
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2010, 05:55:12 PM »
Have you been there? It intrigues me now especially since there is a new SPG hotel in the area and a Chabad in Cusco. The train gets back online July 1st

 Twice the 1st time for 40 mins flew up and back to LIM , I was doing the LatinPass Run (no the time or place to go into what that was)

the 2nd time flew back just to go to MP Sun to LIM and a 6 hr layover then up to CUZ, spent the day walking around GREAT city, next morn train to MP and went up to MP caught the last shuttle down and stayed the night then back to CUZ for another night then back to NY

 No chabad in my days up there but plenty of stores with Hebrew posters in their windows, didnt do the Inca Trail walk nor the valley , always said I will make it back there

 BTW the SPG hotel isnt in Cusco there are a couple of top Hotels but if you arent going to be eating there no real reason to stay at them. If anything a hotel room in CUZ or MP should be a place to store your stuff and sleep and shower up, the rest of the time a person should be out walking and taking it all in! with as little time in teh room as possible. rates when I went werent that high and no reason to blow SPG pts.
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Re: Re: South America Master Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2010, 06:12:00 PM »
So is MP worth going so far out of the way to see? All of the flights and train(s) will get to me after a while I suppose.

Also, what is worth seeing in Santiago? Seems like a bore on paper, though any place with good kosher restaurants will always be a consideration

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Re: Re: South America Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2010, 06:33:39 PM »
So is MP worth going so far out of the way to see? All of the flights and train(s) will get to me after a while I suppose.

Also, what is worth seeing in Santiago? Seems like a bore on paper, though any place with good kosher restaurants will always be a consideration

 actually I hit SCL since I had to use up my LP miles

 but yea to a large extent it was boring like I think SP will be

I did walk around the city it was great seeing all these santas dressed up xmas was a few weeks away when it was like 90 degrees outside. Friends go every Summer time in NY as its winter time and great slopes for snow skiing just outside SCL

 I went to Valiposio (?) for a day to get a feeling what La Habana must be like, I enjoyed very much. For SPG fans theres a Hotel in Vina Del Mar that is suppose to be very nice seaside town upscale

 cant comment on any restaurant as I didnt look for any but I was staying at the Marriott and took a tour of the Hyatt it was very nice, the Jewish area is suppose to be near to both there was going to be a garden wedding at the Hyatt and was that a nice garden they have in the back

 southern Chile is suppose to have some really nice places

 I guess the best way to describe MP is to call it Perus Masada and it was nice walking in Cusco up to Saucy Woman (sexy woman) its a park over looking the city. LIM was like any city stayed in the Miraflores area the 1 night I needed a place. sort of upscale yet still need to keep an eye open

 Its hard for me to tell someone I dont know its aplace you cant miss out on. I know after reading all about it on FT I decided to go and I wasnt disappointed. But I wasnt looking for a Chabad house or kosher restaurants. I was looking to take in the Incas history and wanted to see the people. wasnt looking for a Six Flags park or rent a jet ski

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Re: Chile And Peru Master Thread
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2010, 01:08:46 PM »
any mileage suggestions for intra south america flights I have a flight at the moment Oct 10 from scl - aep                 Oct 13th - aep - mvd for 190$ it keeps on going up and down from 180$ to 230$ I wouldn't mind using mileage though Im not trying to get best value for points just trying to do it free

hotel worked out great in Santiago crown plaza point breaks for 7 nights!!!! rated # 9 in Santiago on tripadvisor I called the hotel about receiving and upgrade to a suite they told me I would have to wait till I get there. so I guess we will see what happens.
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Re: Chile And Peru Master Thread
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2010, 01:53:59 PM »
any mileage suggestions for intra south america flights I have a flight at the moment Oct 10 from scl - aep                 Oct 13th - aep - mvd for 190$ it keeps on going up and down from 180$ to 230$ I wouldn't mind using mileage though Im not trying to get best value for points just trying to do it free
If you can find availability on LAN, AA charges 12.5k one way.

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Re: Chile And Peru Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2010, 02:09:58 PM »
If you can find availability on LAN, AA charges 12.5k one way.
There is availability SCL-AEP but non AEP-MVD for the day you want.

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Re: Chile And Peru Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2010, 02:12:25 PM »
There is availability SCL-AEP but non AEP-MVD for the day you want.
oh thanks. where do the stop in between i don't think they fly strait that might add another country to my trip.

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Re: Chile And Peru Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2010, 02:16:56 PM »
oh thanks. where do the stop in between i don't think they fly strait that might add another country to my trip.
LAN flies direct.

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Re: Chile And Peru Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2010, 02:21:40 PM »
AEP-MVD is just $126 on 10/13 on Aerolineas and Pluna via Travelocity and Expedia
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Re: Chile And Peru Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2010, 02:22:07 PM »
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There is availability SCL-AEP
or 3K starpoints b/c I have those 5k kilometers signup bonus which happens to be expiring in 10 days and it's 11k kilometers on lan, if they do one way

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Re: Chile And Peru Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2010, 02:30:42 PM »
AEP-MVD is just $126 on 10/13 on Aerolineas and Pluna via Travelocity and Expedia
true but for another 44 dollars you get a scl to aep flight also

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Re: Chile And Peru Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2010, 02:34:17 PM »
or 3K starpoints b/c I have those 5k kilometers signup bonus which happens to be expiring in 10 days and it's 11k kilometers on lan, if they do one way
Online it seems that you can only do RT, but it is possible that theyll do a one way award if you call.