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Re: Around the world
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2010, 04:37:27 PM »
can i make a motzai shabbos flight at 9:10pm if shekia is around 6:30? i think you could check bags at the kowloon station until 90 mins before flight. it should be ok with a liitle hustle if i stay by the new hyatt, right? (if i dont hold of r' tam)

I took at a flight in July from HKG on Dragon Air exactly 2 hours after Shabbos. It was very close but we made it. We actually took a taxi straight from the hotel cause we thought that we might miss the last check-in at the train station. Trip is about a half hour by taxi

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Re: Around the world
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2010, 04:41:26 PM »
which hotel did you stay in? im assuming theyre going to throw me out of my room at 4pm. i guess ill have my bags packed before shabbos so when they throw me out theyll also bring down my suitcases so ill be all ready to go the second shabbos ends

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Re: Around the world
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2010, 04:55:46 PM »
which hotel did you stay in? im assuming theyre going to throw me out of my room at 4pm. i guess ill have my bags packed before shabbos so when they throw me out theyll also bring down my suitcases so ill be all ready to go the second shabbos ends

Was at the Shangri-La. They know about Shabbos and they let me check out at 7:30. If you ask nicely most hotels will

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Re: Around the world
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2010, 10:31:33 PM »
I suggest contacting Chabad in HogQiao, (Shanghai) to book you rooms at the Millenium hotel just down the block from them. They get very good rates. Also, the Sheraton (I think) in HongQiao is a 45 minute walk away if you must stay spg.
Chabad has breakfast after 7am shachris each morning, as well as a dinner and lunch menu each day.

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Re: Around the world
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2010, 01:53:08 AM »
I suggest contacting Chabad in HogQiao, (Shanghai) to book you rooms at the Millenium hotel just down the block from them. They get very good rates. Also, the Sheraton (I think) in HongQiao is a 45 minute walk away if you must stay spg.
Chabad has breakfast after 7am shachris each morning, as well as a dinner and lunch menu each day.
what do you recommend to see/do in shanghai?

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Re: Around the world
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2010, 08:24:31 AM »
what do you recommend to see/do in shanghai?
Not sure how much time your spending there, I made some clothing at the fabric market, and did a lot of walking through the various parts of the city. Check out a Fodor's guide (or other recent travel guide book from your local library for ideas.)

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Re: Around the world
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2010, 10:44:50 AM »
How many miles / points is this costing you? just curious what such a trip would cost me if i wanted to do it..

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Re: Around the world
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2010, 11:40:08 AM »
mainly 150,000 aa miles plus $240 taxes (i have some small flights within some countries too, for about $350)

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Re: Around the world
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2010, 01:56:40 PM »
Definitely! The only hotel within walking distance is the Bishop Leui, which is decent at best and overpriced. Plus, the food at KZ is better than any hotel in Yerushalayim.  I've spent more Shabbosim in Hong Kong than Brooklyn in my lifetime. Trust me on this one!

i stayed at the Bishop Lei Intl, in a suite which was quite sweet.

Prices I don't know as I made sure to get it sponsored (even cheaper then using points).

Receptionist where mostly retards, but if you want to use the business center (5 sq ft with internet) - on the left side, behind the reception -, just say that the guy* 'from yesterday' at the reception told you because the wifi doesn't work with smartphones** you can use the internet for free.

* Description of the guy: He seemed asian

** smartphone you left in the room

Printer is always out of paper. Don't ask for it, as they wanted some ridiculous HK$30 per page. just look at the cupboard opposite the second pc (you may need to bend) inside you will find plenty.

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Re: Around the world
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2010, 01:18:48 AM »
AS I see ur aiming for the 1million how close are you?
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Re: Around the world
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2010, 07:59:00 PM »
well, after 37 days, 15 flights and 23,269 miles in the air (mostly in business) http://tinyurl.com/y4cq2jf , im finally back from my around the world trip! we had an amazing time with wonderful experiences and would like to thank each and everyone who contributed with help, tips etc. to make the trip so memorable and smooth.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2010, 08:01:12 PM by moish »

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Re: Around the world
« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2010, 08:01:07 PM »
well, after 37 days, 15 flights and 23,269 miles in the air, im finally back from my around the world trip! we had an amazing time with wonderful experiences and would like to thank each and everyone who contributed with help, tips etc. to make the trip so memorable and smooth.

Well you are going to have to write a report on it. And not like superflyer who waits a month between the different parts of the story...

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Re: Around the world
« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2010, 08:22:40 PM »
only if people are truly interested as its a big pain in the behind to remember everything and write it down.

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Re: Around the world
« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2010, 08:57:00 PM »
only if people are truly interested as its a big pain in the behind to remember everything and write it down.
Of course we are!
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: Around the world
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2010, 09:01:37 PM »
only if people are truly interested as its a big pain in the behind to remember everything and write it down.

 do include if you were to do it again what you would do different or cut out or include which you didnt do, thanks

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Re: Around the world
« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2010, 09:08:09 PM »
I would love too hear it.
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Re: Around the world
« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2010, 09:16:24 PM »
only if people are truly interested as its a big pain in the behind to remember everything and write it down.

Please do write a report!!

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Re: Around the world
« Reply #37 on: April 14, 2010, 10:16:10 PM »
Please do write a report!!

just leave the behind part, behind you...

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Re: Around the world
« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2010, 03:41:59 PM »
Hi Moish

Happy to hear you had a nice trip. Please post a tripreport as soon as possible. I am of to Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong next week and it would be great to get some last minute updates. Lets hope flights operate again on the 25.

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Re: Around the world
« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2010, 07:01:28 PM »
C'mon. Please. Let's hear.