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Re: 4 days in Aruba
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2020, 03:19:49 PM »
Why go away during Yeshiva week if you're not going to bring your kids? Go any other time when places are way less crowded?

But Nice TR nonetheless

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Re: 4 days in Aruba
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2020, 03:40:48 PM »
Why go away during Yeshiva week if you're not going to bring your kids? Go any other time when places are way less crowded?

But Nice TR nonetheless
My mom is a teacher who is only able to watch my daughter during yeshiva week. Plus I get off MLK day so one less vacation day.

Also as I mentioned, I actually didn't see another identifiable frum Jew outside the airport, so I think it was a non issue.

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Re: 4 days in Aruba
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2020, 04:40:30 PM »
Nice TR.  Nice pics. 

I personally cannot compare the Caribbean to Hawaii, I feel like it is comparing Apples and Oranges.  Hawaii (Kauai at least) was more exploring the Island, Caribbean islands (at least the ones I have been to) are more for beach bums.

I agree regarding your comments on Cancun.

Glad you enjoyed your trip without the kids 

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Re: 4 days in Aruba
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2020, 05:18:29 PM »
I personally cannot compare the Caribbean to Hawaii, I feel like it is comparing Apples and Oranges.  Hawaii (Kauai at least) was more exploring the Island, Caribbean islands (at least the ones I have been to) are more for beach bums.
Agreed. Maybe I'm just going to the wrong islands though.
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Re: 4 days in Aruba
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2020, 05:30:17 PM »
Agreed. Maybe I'm just going to the wrong islands though.
It's not the same, I was more trying to say that for people who only have a sun-Thurs from the east coast, it may be worth it.

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Re: 4 days in Aruba
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2020, 09:15:51 AM »
Agreed. Maybe I'm just going to the wrong islands though.

From open intelligence It seems you are going to the wrong ones

I did the USVI particularly St John it was incredible
Going to do Barbados or saint Lucia also seem beautiful

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Re: 4 days in Aruba
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2020, 09:17:15 AM »
From open intelligence It seems you are going to the wrong ones

I did the USVI particularly St John it was incredible
Going to do Barbados or saint Lucia also seem beautiful
Yup. Did the Bahamas to avoid Zika.
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Re: 4 days in Aruba
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2020, 12:13:07 PM »
Yup. Did the Bahamas to avoid Zika.
I looked into it and found Aruba to have a very low Zika risk as well and found no corroborating evidence from the CDC that it was any different than Bahamas (both purple on very useless map).

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Re: 4 days in Aruba
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2020, 12:14:35 PM »
Marriott raising the category of the Renaissance so will not be bookable with CC after 3/3.

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Re: 4 days in Aruba
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2020, 01:29:42 AM »
I looked into it and found Aruba to have a very low Zika risk as well and found no corroborating evidence from the CDC that it was any different than Bahamas (both purple on very useless map).

Other than the CDC saying the Bahamas were in the clear?
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Re: 4 days in Aruba
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2020, 06:43:00 AM »
Other than the CDC saying the Bahamas were in the clear?
Source?

I see  this message for Bahamas:
"We do not have accurate information on the current level of risk. There may be delays in detection and reporting of new outbreaks.
Because Zika is a cause of severe birth defects, CDC recommends pregnant women and couples trying to become pregnant within the next 3 months work with their health care providers to carefully consider the risks and possible consequences of travel to areas with risk of Zika."


https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/clinician/none/the-bahamas#non-vaccine-preventable-diseases

Whereas no such notice is posted for Aruba:

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/clinician/none/aruba#non-vaccine-preventable-diseases
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Re: 4 days in Aruba
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2020, 03:21:02 PM »
Agreed. Maybe I'm just going to the wrong islands though.

I remember you wrote an Aruba TR.  Where else did you go @Dan ?