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Up In The Air / Re: Cheap LX Flights R/T in summer to ZRH From NY
« on: May 12, 2019, 05:50:01 PM »
https://www.google.com/flights?hl=en#flt=/m/02_286.ZRH.2019-08-20*ZRH./m/02_286.2019-08-28;c:USD;e:1;s:0*0;sd:1;t:f

$470

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Is there any kosher food in the Dolomites besides for My Kosher hotel? Is it possible to buy food in Venice to bring along to a non-kosher hotel in the Dolomites ?
There is no other Kosher options within a few hours of the Dolomites. Besides buying from My Kosher Hotel.

You can certainly buy in Venice and warm up in microwave via double wrapping etc.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Switzerland Questions
« on: May 06, 2019, 07:59:06 PM »
Wrong thread.

Why travel and stop so much? I would go to sleep early in Zurich. Wake up early next day and travel to Wengen. Spend maximum time there.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Lakewood Forest Fire
« on: April 15, 2019, 10:58:43 AM »
TYW removed the page? Sounds suspicious   :-X

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Canazei Italy Winter Vacation
« on: October 21, 2018, 07:49:55 PM »
Hi,

Im planning a 2-3 day trip to Canazei in the winter, end November - beginning december . will probably stay in the My Kosher Hotel.

Was anyone there i the winter? is it recommended? would love to hear.

TIA
was there in the summer I highly recommend this hotel. From what a read online the area has one of the best ski trails of Italy

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Switzerland Master Thread
« on: October 21, 2018, 07:24:50 PM »
Hi everyone,
I've read a ton on DDF, google, trip advisor, etc...I think i read the first 20 pages on here and then skipped to page 100; now im up to 127.
I currently have reservations for Shabbos Chanukah (Dec 6-9) with my wife in Brienz in a very nice airbnb; this is around 30 min out of the jungfreu region, overlooks the mountains, and is basically on lake brienzersee.
I personally have been here (Jungfreau and Lucerne) when I was single and was just in awe of how beautiful it was, so I didn't mind going back to see it with her.
Heres my question:
Im considering changing our base because she doens't care where we go and I would love to see more of the country. Is it worth it to go to a place like Saas Fee? Crans Montana?  St Moritz? or even to move inside the Jungfeu (like laturburnen)?
I heard that St Moritz is beautiful but not the most spectacular of the alps.
When it comes to SF and CM, Im a bit concerned just about the distance from Zurich. We land on Thursday at 930am and we leave on sunday at 120pm. Im just concerned there isnt enough difference to where Im currently staying to these places to justify driving 3 hours after a long flight or early sunday morning (vs an hour or so). This is honestly probably the biggest reason why Im not going to Saas Fee; SF is a 4 hour drive, St Moritz is 3 hours, CM is 4 hours, while the jungfreu is at worst, 2 hours.
I want to have the best views, good but not great accommodations (due to budget), and something cool to do on friday (like going up the schilthorn for example).
Does anyone have personal experience they'd like to contribute? Should I consider moving my plans to a new place and just make the drive?

Thanks in advance!
the alps in the South (SM SF CM) are beautiful, but that is if you have time to get there from ZRH or land in GVA.

In your case keep in mind SF will be the furthest, SM closer but still a 3.5 hour drive with possible slippery roads. I would prefer Jungfrau as it is IMHO the nicest of them. That is if I would not care for the higher apartment prices.

Also, Lauterbrunen is at the foot of the Jungfrau, Wengen and Manlichen have far better views.

BTW CM has Minyan and Kosher food

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Switzerland Master Thread
« on: October 21, 2018, 07:14:14 PM »
Anyone know of a place that can prepare meals in Zurich or Geneva?

Want to go skiing in January and want prepped meals.

Thanks!
There is a caterer in Zurich (Franzsos) he does heimishe food, nothing fancy but delicious. He ships countrywide he can be reached at +41787458909.

Also, keep in mind there will be a Kosher hotel in Davos, Aroza and crans montana who provide fresh food

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Switzerland Master Thread
« on: October 21, 2018, 07:07:46 PM »
Also, if anyone has info about the kosher hotel in Wengen mentioned in the Wiki, thanks
TourPlus used to go there. It is not a year round Kosher hotel

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Trip Reports / Re: Quick Family Trip on a Dime (no pics)
« on: August 09, 2018, 08:10:35 AM »
Nice TR.
Next time you can also look into Storybook land for the younger kids

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Switzerland Master Thread
« on: June 26, 2018, 02:08:02 PM »
gotcha. thanx. know anything about the beer? can't seem to find any info on it anywhere
No idea... you can check the Kosher list. Try here http://www.koscher.ch/5038.html and click through

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Switzerland Master Thread
« on: June 26, 2018, 12:23:03 PM »
Can anyone suggest (from your experience) a good place to stay for shabbos in the swiss alps? I know there are a few options, kosher hotels in Davos, Arosa etc. Just trying to see what the best option would be...
Depends on budjet, crowed ETC.  TourPlus, Galitzky, are good. Levin, MK are cheaper and older. Kempinski is expensive - just to name a few

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Switzerland Master Thread
« on: June 26, 2018, 12:19:30 PM »
Hi there all,
I made a United Rewards ticket to Zurich for a few days on the way to Israel. It stops in GVA. After some research we decided to stay in a place in Villars which is much closer to GVA than ZRH. I can't just skip the leg due to my luggage. Any way I can get around the change fee from United? Any other ideas for that matter?     ???
You probably meant to say it stops in ZRH. Its just 3-4 hours from Villars by train.. and if you are joining TourPlus. Enjoy! You will have a good stay.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Switzerland Master Thread
« on: June 26, 2018, 12:12:37 PM »
in the t and c of my car rental in zrh. it say i need a international drivers license. this is with europcar.
anyone heard of this?
Yes. Basically thats for some countries. If, however, you have USA license you do NOT need an international license

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Switzerland Master Thread
« on: June 26, 2018, 12:10:50 PM »
anyone know specific details on this?
Apparently, for regular trains this will work on its own, however this wont give you all the discounts on the mountain trips (cable cars, lifts...) that the regular travel pass will give. for that you need to have the half pass as well.

Stoos, Rigi, Brunni and some others are free with the travel pass, does anyone know if they are free with the one day saver pass without the half fare card?
thanks
correct. This is only a free travel pass not a halbtax like the other travel pass

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