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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2013, 02:34:23 AM »
Forgot to say, both are rated #1 on TR:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293925-d2370854-Reviews-An_Lam_Saigon_River-Ho_Chi_Minh_City.html

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293925-d577218-Reviews-Park_Hyatt_Saigon-Ho_Chi_Minh_City.html

Does that change anything?

Don't have the time to do NZ.  Thinking of 3 nights in SIN and 2 nights anywhere nearby with kosher food, which is why SGN came to mind. Have a better suggestion?

Haven't you been to SIN already? Trying to catch SINEWR before it's cancelled?

I haven't been to Vietnam so I am clueless.

I don't think I've ever been parts of Asia where you haven't, but I've heard Siem Reap, Cambodia is very interesting.


As far as hotels, I don't think being far from chabad is such an issue, I doubt theres anything going on there during the week anyway. I personally prefer city to beach but that just depends what you're looking for.
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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2013, 02:37:18 AM »
Haven't you been to SIN already? Trying to catch SINEWR before it's cancelled?

I haven't been to Vietnam so I am clueless.

I don't think I've ever been parts of Asia where you haven't, but I've heard Siem Reap, Cambodia is very interesting.
Never been to SIN.
Correct.
Surprised you haven't made it there yet :D
Anything kosher in Siem Reap?
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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2013, 02:39:52 AM »
Never been to SIN.
Correct.
Surprised you haven't made it there yet :D
Yes, I tried, even payed for a visa but didn't work out for some reason.

You can check out Taipei. Awesome W hotel. Hard to find info re the kosher food but theres a member here who knows.

If you've never been to Shanghai that's definitely a must. Whatever you do, do not order tuna sushi at chabad there.
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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2013, 02:40:34 AM »
Anything kosher in Siem Reap?
I missed that requirement in your post.
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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2013, 02:46:01 AM »
What went wrong with the Visa?
Shanghai is too cold in the winter.
Taipei would be cool but UA.com/AP.com isn't showing the SQ nonstops :(
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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2013, 02:48:54 AM »
What went wrong with the Visa?
Shanghai is too cold in the winter.
Taipei would be cool but UA.com/AP.com isn't showing the SQ nonstops :(
I got the visa, trip didn't work.
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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2013, 02:50:51 AM »
You can fly Eva with UA miles
Any way to check availability without PUTPAC?
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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2013, 02:52:53 AM »
Any way to check availability without PUTPAC?
Should be identical to Evergreen. Just make sure you click through on evergreen to make sure it's not waitlisted.

BTW they serve Hermolis.
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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2013, 03:03:24 AM »
Should be identical to Evergreen. Just make sure you click through on evergreen to make sure it's not waitlisted.

BTW they serve Hermolis.
Waitlist for Y and J outbound and return :P

I guess SIN+SGN it is.
Unless I scrap that and go for MLE...
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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2013, 03:14:00 AM »
Hmm...

I can use 20K FB in Y/40K FB in J+$80 to fly CI for SIN-TPE round-trip.
Or 22.5K DL in Y/35K in J+?? to fly CI for SIN-TPE round-trip.

Or SGN for free on the UA award.
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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2013, 03:15:24 AM »
Hmm...

I can use 20K FB in Y/40K FB in J+$80 to fly CI for SIN-TPE round-trip.
Or 22.5K DL in Y/35K in J+?? to fly CI for SIN-TPE round-trip.

Or SGN for free on the UA award.
TPE isn't all that great, just bringing it up

Why are you doing that RT? Why do u have to return from SIN?
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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2013, 03:18:40 AM »
TPE isn't all that great, just bringing it up

Why are you doing that RT? Why do u have to return from SIN?
Currently ticketed with 120K UA (CLE-EWR-SIN-MLE-SIN-EWR-CLE) in SQ J.
MLE hotels are all pretty booked up though already, so looking at alternatives to MLE.

Worth cancelling the SIN return to try something new? Recommendation?
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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2013, 03:20:11 AM »
Currently ticketed with 120K UA (CLE-EWR-SIN-MLE-SIN-EWR-CLE) in SQ J.
MLE hotels are all pretty booked up though already, so looking at alternatives to MLE.

Worth cancelling the SIN return to try something new? Recommendation?
I've never taken it but people don't really like that flight J is J and its a very long flight.

Maybe go to Korea and take the Korean A380 home? or you can try getting the BR lie flat to JFK or CZ A380 First via LAX.
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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2013, 03:34:24 AM »
OZ, JL, NH are all readily available these days.
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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: January 18, 2013, 04:04:56 AM »
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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2013, 06:44:05 AM »
Superflyer has in that crazy trip he took (I know that's not very specific) but I'm referring to this one
 http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=8814.0
I think but I'm not sure

Correct


Its one pic.

SF, any more details?

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: January 18, 2013, 07:56:05 AM »
Thinking about going to SGN, any tips?

Great city... you'll need to get a visa on arrival (need to apply in advance online then pay some more on arrival for them to stamp your passport)

I stayed in the Sheraton, but Hyatt seemed very nice...  The city is lots of fun... if you have questions I can try and answer..

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Re: Vietnam Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: January 18, 2013, 10:20:32 AM »
There is kosher food in Siem Reap

http://www.lametayel.co.il/מסעדה+ישראלית+כשרה+בסיאם+ריפ

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g297390-d2385341-r137424458-Mother_Earth_Restaurant-Siem_Reap_Siem_Reap_Province.html

http://www.mygola.com/vegetarian-restaurants-in-siem-reap/a25871#unitId112102 (also has some really nice pics)

Although I don't know how kosher it is.... Also seems like the main attraction is a temple.

i went to siem reap this year
there is a restaurent the owner is a israeli called KOBI very nice guy every thing that he does is kosher but we cant know what he made in is kitchen before
but across a street from him there is two big supermarket when you could find allot of kosher items OU-STAR K....

in siem reap the main thing is Angkors (=the temples)
i also went to the floating village very nice also
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