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Re: 2018 Arctic Expedition
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2018, 05:59:14 PM »
I don't know what y'all are talking about. I seem to be doing pretty well in the poll.

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Re: 2018 Arctic Expedition
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2018, 06:00:31 PM »
I don't know what y'all are talking about. I seem to be doing pretty well in the poll.

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Re: 2018 Arctic Expedition
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2018, 06:01:21 PM »
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Re: 2018 Arctic Expedition
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2018, 06:14:21 PM »
Apparently people are now voting for "hell no".

This is even better than I expected .
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Re: 2018 Arctic Expedition
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2018, 06:15:51 PM »
I don't know what y'all are talking about. I seem to be doing pretty well in the poll.

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#chassidishMeddling

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Re: 2018 Arctic Expedition
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2018, 06:22:27 PM »
Apparently people are now voting for "hell no".

This is even better than I expected .
At least give us the option to change vote.
I'll tell you later

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Re: 2018 Arctic Expedition
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2018, 06:26:50 PM »
At least give us the option to change vote.

Done. In exchange, I demand immunity from any special prosecutors or investigators.
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Re: 2018 Arctic Expedition
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2018, 06:28:16 PM »
Done. In exchange, I demand immunity from any special prosecutors or investigators.
You don't know how to bargain, you don't do it then ask for an exchange.
We'll give you that when you allow us to vote multiple times.
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Re: 2018 Arctic Expedition
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2018, 07:08:30 PM »
We should create a poll to remove @Something Fishy as a moderator.

Oh no, he is just going to change this one too >:(.
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Re: 2018 Arctic Expedition
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2018, 09:45:08 PM »
If u don't hurry, some other people are going to start posting pics from your trip.....

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Re: 2018 Arctic Expedition
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2018, 10:17:07 PM »
If u don't hurry, some other people are going to start posting pics from your trip.....
If that's my timeline, I have about another 6 months.
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Re: 2018 Arctic Expedition
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2018, 11:56:00 PM »
Part 1


Before I get started I need to give a big shoutout to my dear friend @Something Fishy. Thanks for arranging this amazing adventure, thanks for convincing me to come along (3 months into a new job) and at last thanks for being an amazing friend... Now let's started.

This was an adventure that words and pictures can't even start to describe it so I'm not going to try (I'm going to let @Something Fishy try - if he ever gets to it  :) ) All I'll do is post some pictures and try to give some context. 

We started the week as 12 individuals. 5 DDF Members: me, @Something Fishy, @Joe4007, @Moishebatchy,  He Who Must Not Be Named, and 7 Muggles, but by the end of this trip, we were one big (dysfunctional) family.

As one of the Muggles described it:




In total, I covered 9 countries, 12 flights, flown over 13,000 miles.




Saturday, March 10th, 2018.

Motzei Shabbos, 2 hours after the zman we boarded our first flight from SWF to DUB.




Melaveh Malkah.




Sunday, March 11th, 2018.


The Executive Lounge at the Dublin Airport.




@Something Fishy playing with his STD. (Satellite Texting Device - name credit @Moishebatchy :) )




We had a few hours to spare so we decided to visit the Malahide Castle, nine miles north of Dublin.




The Malahide Castle, parts of which date back to the 12th century.




Cool taxi meter embedded in the mirror.




Boarding flight #2, DUB - CPH.




The Primeclass Lounge at the Copenhagen Airport.




Cool fountain




Boarding flight #3, CPH - OSL.




Our hotel for the night.



We got to the hotel tired and hungry, and there was @Moishebatchy with a load of sandwiches he brought along from Israel, that sandwich tasted better than the best meal I had at Tierra Sur.

Our room, (and by "our" I mean me and @Joe4007, my roommate, my snowmobile-mate, my tent-mate, my soul..... and my best friend going back almost 14 years.)




Monday, March 12th, 2018.

The 5 minute walkway between the hotel and the airport.




The SAS Lounge at the Oslo Airport.




Waiting to board flight #4, OSL - TOS.




Somewhere above Norway.




The beautiful approach to Tromsų, Norway.




Tromsų, Norway, from above.




Boarding Flight #5, TOS - LYR




The beautiful approach to Longyearbyen, svalbard,




A glacier from above.




Longyearbyen, Svalbard, the world's northernmost settlement.




5 flights and we are finally here.




Welcome to polar bear land.




The smallest airport I have been to.






The town.




Main Street, and no the road is not asphalt - it's ice covered by gravel.




Sub zero temperatures doesn't mean that the kids have to be locked indoors.




Our hotel for the night.




Hotel doorman. (you find taxidermied polar bears all over town, as it's illegal to take them out of Svalbard)




Finely eating something normal.




To my knowledge the first minyan on Svalbard.



And it was time to get a good night sleep before the Expedition starts,

Stay tuned.....
« Last Edit: April 04, 2018, 01:35:21 AM by Something Fishy »
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Re: 2018 Arctic Expedition
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2018, 12:03:21 AM »
Awesome!
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: 2018 Arctic Expedition
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2018, 12:27:17 AM »
Amazing! Keep it coming!
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Re: 2018 Arctic Expedition
« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2018, 12:35:44 AM »
Amazing! Keep it coming!
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