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Re: Israel & Bali: around the world in 17 days
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2017, 12:54:13 AM »
What room was that I assume the junior suite?
It was room 227. It was a junior suite I guess. I was a Platinum member at Hilton when I booked, so they probably upgraded me.

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Re: Israel & Bali: around the world in 17 days
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2017, 01:01:13 AM »
Name of the restaurant in tzfas? Was it good?

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Re: Israel & Bali: around the world in 17 days
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2017, 01:02:23 AM »
Name of the restaurant in tzfas? Was it good?
It was quite good. I don't remember the name off hand, but I can look it up.

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Re: Israel & Bali: around the world in 17 days
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2017, 01:17:01 AM »
Great job as always, Yehoshua! And thanks for keep on keepin on. That's gotta be tough although it's way more an enjoyable read this way.

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Re: Israel & Bali: around the world in 17 days
« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2017, 07:36:34 AM »
Love the TR. The food looks incredible.

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Re: Israel & Bali: around the world in 17 days
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2017, 10:13:44 AM »
Love the TR. The food looks incredible.

+1! So how much was breakfast at the Ritz and the Art Complex hotel?

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Re: Israel & Bali: around the world in 17 days
« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2017, 10:14:55 AM »
Awesome job! Can't wait for more :)
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Re: Israel & Bali: around the world in 17 days
« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2017, 10:28:43 AM »
I'll just join the chorus, I'm really enjoying the trip report! Getting me excited for my trip to EY next month
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Re: Israel & Bali: around the world in 17 days
« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2017, 09:18:18 PM »
Great job as always, Yehoshua! And thanks for keep on keepin on. That's gotta be tough although it's way more an enjoyable read this way.

Love the TR. The food looks incredible.
Thanks!
+1! So how much was breakfast at the Ritz and the Art Complex hotel?
At the Elma it was $68.73 all in, as charged on my card. IIFC it was around 65 NIS a person including the SPG discount. The Ritz was free.

Awesome job! Can't wait for more :)

I'll just join the chorus, I'm really enjoying the trip report! Getting me excited for my trip to EY next month
Thanks!

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Re: Israel & Bali: around the world in 17 days
« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2017, 09:19:51 PM »
Music Museum, Geula and the Kotel

For our first morning we were super excited to try the free breakfast. We were down stairs at the breakfast buffet as soon as I got back from the Great Synagogue at around 9:00 am.

I’ll let the pictures do the talking:

























































Our first stop for the day was at the new(-ish) music museum in Kikar HaMusica. It on was a lovely pedestrian-only street with umbrellas overhead for shade.


Umbrella-covered street


Music Museum

It was a small museum of 2 floors, though it was done in a very nice way. Each visitor got a tablet and a pair of wireless headphones to go along with it. There were QR codes all over the museum, by each exhibit, that you scanned with the tablet. The code that you scanned had either a video that played or a list of instruments that you were looking at. If you clicked on the instrument you could read about it and hear a sample of someone playing it. You can imagine my surprise when I heard a modern American song playing as the sample music on one of the instruments!




Music Museum

Finally, at the end of the museum they have a 3D Beis HaMikdash experience. While I’m not one who likes 3D things, especially if it involves putting on goggles which this did, DW was a big fan and really enjoyed herself. DD was not on her best behavior at the museum, so we may have done it a bit quicker than had she not been there, or had she been better behaved, but it was still a fun way to spend 2 hours.

After the music museum, we decided to walk to Geula now that I finally decided what I needed there. Up Yaffo and down Strauss, and before we knew it we were in Geula. I went to get the few things I wanted and we headed back to the hotel. On the way, we decided to stop for lunch at Ma’afe Ne’eman on the corner of King George and Yaffo. We each got a salad bowl which came with a roll.

After a nice, light lunch at the bakery we headed back to the hotel for a bit to relax and cool down. Since we were leaving Israel on Sunday, we decided that a visit to the Kotel was in order since we didn’t want to go on Friday or Shabbos. We walked through Mamilla and through Shaar Yaffo to the Kotel. I davened Mincha there then we headed back.


Aaron at the Kotel

We met up with my wife’s cousin for a few minutes on the way back, as he was in the Old City anyway for the summer. We stopped at Holy Bagel to pick up food for a light dinner. Once we got our food, we walked out of the Old City and back to our hotel, bidding DW’s cousin goodbye at the Old City walls.

We had an exhausting day of walking, so once we got back to the hotel we just had a light dinner of bagels and I went back to the great Synagogue for Maariv. When I got back, DD was sound asleep, so we just relaxed for the rest of the evening before turning in for the night.

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Re: Israel & Bali: around the world in 17 days
« Reply #40 on: July 20, 2017, 01:55:14 AM »
Great TR so far. So I'm going to be the first to ask whose food was better the ritz or waldorf?
The presentation at the waldorf is outstanding, but the actual food is so so.

Also next time behind the music muesum there's 2 restaurants that are amazing pocolino and a French bakery style place both amazing dairy options.

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Re: Israel & Bali: around the world in 17 days
« Reply #41 on: July 20, 2017, 08:58:14 AM »
Great TR so far. So I'm going to be the first to ask whose food was better the ritz or waldorf?
The presentation at the waldorf is outstanding, but the actual food is so so.

Also next time behind the music muesum there's 2 restaurants that are amazing pocolino and a French bakery style place both amazing dairy options.
It's a tough call between the two. Everything I had at the Waldorf was great (except for a pretzel on the last day), do it's hard for me to stay.

I knew about the two restaurants behind the museum, but we weren't the slightest bit hungry when we were there, and DD was quite fussy when we were leaving. They'll have to wait for another time.

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Re: Israel & Bali: around the world in 17 days
« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2017, 10:20:01 AM »
Nice segment. Boy, this TR is made up of a lot of food. :P Really making me look forward to staying at a Kosher hotel one day.

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Re: Israel & Bali: around the world in 17 days
« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2017, 10:38:00 AM »
Nice segment. Boy, this TR is made up of a lot of food. :P Really making me look forward to staying at a Kosher hotel one day.
Maybe I just took photos of more food than other things? lol

Yup, there really is nothing like staying in a hotel where the food in included. It's really something that's unique to Israel and a few properties elsewhere in the world.

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Re: Israel & Bali: around the world in 17 days
« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2017, 10:53:24 AM »
Love the trip report!

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