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As per a great suggestion from Joe, here are the links to each city's TR:
Israel: Part 1
Israel: Part 2 (very short)
Israel: Part 3 - Eilat
Israel: Part 4 - Ein Gedi/Dead Sea
Madrid
(Pics from Israel and Madrid)
Barcelona
Seville
Gibraltar
Rome
Florence
Pisa
Venice
Switzerland

Trip planning thread: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=37776.0
There you can find all the info about how I booked what. May take some searching in there.
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Author Topic: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report  (Read 38018 times)

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report
« Reply #45 on: June 16, 2014, 03:47:52 PM »
I did a 2 week Europe trip and I think the most relaxing part was not having a cell phone.
+1000
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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report
« Reply #46 on: June 22, 2014, 09:15:19 AM »
@TLV now. Israel was awesome! (As clearly seen by my lack of posts.)

Let Europe begin, Spain here we come!

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report
« Reply #47 on: June 22, 2014, 09:20:00 AM »
@TLV now. Israel was awesome! (As clearly seen by my lack of posts.)

Let Europe begin, Spain here we come!
Enjoy! Waiting to see all those pics.

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report
« Reply #48 on: June 22, 2014, 11:09:02 AM »
@TLV now. Israel was awesome! (As clearly seen by my lack of posts.)

Let Europe begin, Spain here we come!
that's it
when I got a notification that a reply has been posted to a topic that you are Watching, I made time and was prepared to read a weeks worth of activities,

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report
« Reply #49 on: June 22, 2014, 11:54:32 AM »

that's it
when I got a notification that a reply has been posted to a topic that you are Watching, I made time and was prepared to read a weeks worth of activities,
+1,
My eyes lit up when I saw this, I kinda regret telling him to stay off ddf

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report
« Reply #50 on: June 22, 2014, 11:59:36 AM »
+1,
My eyes lit up when I saw this, I kinda regret telling him to stay off ddf
-1, I'm glad he's been able to stay off. Hopefully he's enjoying the trip too much to be bothered writing a TR. I also can't wait to read one when he eventually posts one.

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report
« Reply #51 on: June 22, 2014, 12:00:12 PM »
'Twas a joke

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report
« Reply #52 on: June 22, 2014, 12:01:51 PM »
-1, I'm glad he's been able to stay off. Hopefully he's enjoying the trip too much to be bothered writing a TR. I also can't wait to read one when he eventually posts one.
by the time he writes a trip report he'll forget half of the details

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report
« Reply #53 on: June 22, 2014, 12:02:20 PM »

by the time he writes a trip report he'll forget half of the details
Nah, it's easy to remember especially if you have pictures to help.

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report
« Reply #54 on: June 22, 2014, 04:50:56 PM »
This conversation makes me feel like a celebrity. Let's see, where were we?

Wow, just looked back and I left you at the Tunnel Tours on Thursday night over a week ago. So let's recap, but a bit shorter hopefully. Unfortunately, we were both sick in Israel. My wife got sick on the plane and was nauseous/had a stomach bug until Shabbos. I was fine until I woke up Friday night with 100 degree fever, nausea and a stomach bug. My wife was still amazing and came out for the Tunnel Tours and made her way through the shuk even with feeling like garbage. On Friday, we were hoping to get out to Meah Shearim (she felt fine enough to attempt to make it) but then ran into my cousins in the street and decided to go to their apartment (just about 5 min from us) for the first time. We just chilled there with all the cousins for a little while, then went back to Zaidy to get ready for Shabbos. We Davened Friday night at some small Shul w/ a young crowd 3 minutes from home (don't remember the name) and then had dinner with my wife's aunt/uncle and a few of their kids/grandkids. Was nice to meet some more of her family for the first time. Shabbos morning was when I woke up feeling like an absolute wreck. I was able to stumble to the lunch table to introduce myself to some more of her cousins but then went right back to bed. It was really annoying being sick on our trip, but we easily agreed that being sick at Zaidy's was the best place for it to happen. I got some medicine called Acamole (which is supposedly just Israeli Tylenol) and it worked amazingly. By the afternoon, my fever was gone and I felt good enough to go visit my aunt/uncle/cousins who were having a big Shabbos Kallah for my cousin. A few of my good friends who made Aliyah were there, so it was really nice to see everyone. I was still feeling yuch, so we spent Motzai Shabbos packing for Eilat and debating whether we should even attempt going. Our flight was scheduled for Sunday at around noon.

More on Eilat in the next post... Sorry this one wasn't too exciting. Hello from Madrid!

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report
« Reply #55 on: June 22, 2014, 04:59:17 PM »
-1, I'm glad he's been able to stay off. Hopefully he's enjoying the trip too much to be bothered writing a TR. I also can't wait to read one when he eventually posts one.

+1

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report
« Reply #56 on: June 26, 2014, 05:44:56 AM »
So this had to happen at some point, right?
We missed our flight. BCN-MAD-SVQ. Thought it was at 9AM and we got to the airport at 7:58 to did out the flight was in 2 minutes. A bit of a freak out while my mind raced about what to do. How to get on a new flight? What's it going to cost? Can we still catch the second leg? It's part of my OWE, will this somehow affect our future flights?
But bh I have my wife who is the calmest person in the world (Guiness Records, 2006). She turned around and saw the IB custserv desk, and we went over and explained that we missed it. The guy took about 5 minutes and... got us on the next flight BCN-MAD with enough time to catch MAD-SVQ... for FREE!! I've never really been in a situation where I missed a flight bc it was completely my fault, so I didn't know what to expect (and I don't know if this is the norm), but we were really impressed with how quickly he fixed the issue and how there was no charge. BH!

Eilat TR is almost done. Hope to post it tonight.

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report
« Reply #57 on: June 26, 2014, 08:27:43 AM »
WOWOW!!! Lucky you enjoy every minute, we are here waiting to hear every detail!

P.s. If you can please write by each flight, hotel how it was booked and how many miles/cash it took! tnx

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report
« Reply #58 on: June 26, 2014, 01:12:49 PM »
WOWOW!!! Lucky you enjoy every minute, we are here waiting to hear every detail!

P.s. If you can please write by each flight, hotel how it was booked and how many miles/cash it took! tnx

Sure. That info can be found in my trip planning thread, but it is spread around a bit. I posted as each thing was booked. Can't hurt to post everything here as well, though.

EWR-MUC-TLV in J for 2 ppl was 120K UA (incl. 55K UR) + $66 booked before the deval so I got that lower redemption.
TLV-ETH-TLV for 2 ppl + 2 nights at King Solomon Eilat was booked from arkia.com as a package for $540.

That's all the flights/hotels covered so far in the TR.

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Re: @Yehuda's Israel/Eurotrip Honeymoon Trip Report
« Reply #59 on: June 26, 2014, 01:25:26 PM »
Aw I got so excited when I saw a post in here... I thought we were finally getting the next installment of your gripping TR!