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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #260 on: May 01, 2013, 02:06:35 PM »
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #261 on: May 05, 2013, 02:35:06 PM »
i think we're going to get away for a rare 4 day vacation without the kids in october/november, we'll be flying out of tlv, looking for recommendations... 

i was thinking about hkg, never been to asia, but with the flight times we'll only end up with two days there.        cdg is an option, but it's supposed to be cold and rainy that time of year.      mle will give us about two and a half days on ground, but i think we'd rather something more interesting

suggestions?
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #262 on: May 05, 2013, 02:46:55 PM »
Assuming you're based on the East Coast (?), with 4 days you don't go anywhere beyond the left coast, the Caribbean, Central America, or mayyyybe Western EU.

Even considering MLE, HKG, BKK, etc for such a short trip is borderline insanity.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #263 on: May 05, 2013, 03:04:55 PM »
Assuming you're based on the East Coast (?), with 4 days you don't go anywhere beyond the left coast, the Caribbean, Central America, or mayyyybe Western EU.

Even considering MLE, HKG, BKK, etc for such a short trip is borderline insanity.
lol, forgot to mention, based in tlv          edited it

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #264 on: May 07, 2013, 04:53:12 PM »
i think we're going to get away for a rare 4 day vacation without the kids in october/november, we'll be flying out of tlv, looking for recommendations... 

i was thinking about hkg, never been to asia, but with the flight times we'll only end up with two days there.        cdg is an option, but it's supposed to be cold and rainy that time of year.      mle will give us about two and a half days on ground, but i think we'd rather something more interesting

suggestions?
it seems like we could get 2 and a half days in singapore...             can anyone whose been to both hkg and sin, give their thoughts on which one would make a better short trip?

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #265 on: May 08, 2013, 07:55:15 AM »
it seems like we could get 2 and a half days in singapore...             can anyone whose been to both hkg and sin, give their thoughts on which one would make a better short trip?

Hong kong is much better in my opinion a lot more to do/see plus more kosher options. Try going to phuket if you can its worth the trip.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #266 on: May 17, 2013, 02:10:16 PM »
Looking for ideas of places to go. should I do eze, gig, igu?
looking for travel from NYC, for a week, sans kids. we like nature, hiking, outdoors and museums. we don't enjoy lounging at a pool/beach for very long (unless we have a private pool/bbq, but I could do that for free at my uncles vacation home). so any ideas? wife says Hawaii is too prust (and anyways, very far and we'd have to keep two days shabbos)
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #267 on: May 17, 2013, 02:13:19 PM »
Hawaii does not need to be prust at all and can easily be done Sun-Thurs night. Frankly it sounds right up your alley.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #268 on: May 17, 2013, 02:16:11 PM »
Hawaii does not need to be prust at all and can easily be done Sun-Thurs night. Frankly it sounds right up your alley.
I didn't say it is prust, I said what the wife thinks. which I may not be able to overcome
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #269 on: May 17, 2013, 02:26:12 PM »
And Mishpacha doesn't want to print that HNL-JFK can cost more miles than booking HNL-JFK-LHR because HNL is off-limits...

Most people assume it is prust because they think HI and they think beach culture like in the carribean.
But the entire city of GIG is prust, far more so than in Hawaii.  Off the beach in HI people dress normally.  In Rio everyone walks around the entire city like it's a beach.  And that's not even getting to the physical dangers that plague the city.

My point is that you can go to LIH, OGG, or ITO and have the best outdoors experience you've had in your lifetimes without ever touching a beach.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #270 on: May 17, 2013, 02:40:56 PM »
My point is that you can go to LIH, OGG, or ITO and have the best outdoors experience you've had in your lifetimes without ever touching a beach.

+1, but we're still planning on going go EZE, IGU, GIG anyway.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #271 on: May 17, 2013, 02:42:46 PM »
+1, but we're still planning on going go EZE, IGU, GIG anyway.
And they're all fantastic, though EZE gets quite cold in the winter.
But if you're looking to avoid anything prust don't step foot into GIG. And beware that it can be dangerous there.

But if you're into nature/hiking/outdoors it doesn't get better than HI where the beauty is unparallelled, it's safe, your cell phone and cash work perfectly, you can walk into Costco/WM to buy kosher food, etc.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #272 on: May 17, 2013, 02:46:20 PM »
And they're all fantastic, though EZE gets quite cold in the winter.
But if you're looking to avoid anything prust don't step foot into GIG. And beware that it can be dangerous there.

But if you're into nature/hiking/outdoors it doesn't get better than HI where the beauty is unparallelled, it's safe, your cell phone and cash work perfectly, you can walk into Costco/WM to buy kosher food, etc.
you've convinced me, onto the wife
is gru better?
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #273 on: May 17, 2013, 02:50:46 PM »
you've convinced me, onto the wife
is gru better?
It's all relative, I almost died in GRU 6 years ago and haven't been back to Brazil since.  But it does generally feel safer there especially in the business and jewish areas. There are museums and kosher food there but nothing that's outdoors or sightseeing there like GIG has.

FWIW this happened a couple months ago in Rio...http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/04/02/american-woman-reportedly-held-for-hours-victim-gang-rape-in-brazil
Sad because I have heard that that they are really working on crime there.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #274 on: May 17, 2013, 03:34:12 PM »
FWIW this happened a couple months ago in Rio...http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/04/02/american-woman-reportedly-held-for-hours-victim-gang-rape-in-brazil
Sad because I have heard that that they are really working on crime there.

From the article above:
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"These type of crimes committed against foreign tourists are very uncommon," said Alexandre Braga, the police officer leading the investigation.

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« Reply #275 on: May 17, 2013, 05:05:49 PM »
And Mishpacha doesn't want to print that HNL-JFK can cost more miles than booking HNL-JFK-LHR because HNL is off-limits...

Most people assume it is prust because they think HI and they think beach culture like in the carribean.
But the entire city of GIG is prust, far more so than in Hawaii.  Off the beach in HI people dress normally.  In Rio everyone walks around the entire city like it's a beach.  And that's not even getting to the physical dangers that plague the city.

My point is that you can go to LIH, OGG, or ITO and have the best outdoors experience you've had in your lifetimes without ever touching a beach.
I couldn't agree with you more. It gets me so annoyed that when I go to HI I can't tell certain ppl cause they think it's so awful but if I go to MIA and stay on the beach no one raises an eyebrow. As you said HI is not prust at all if you do it right.

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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #276 on: May 17, 2013, 05:11:04 PM »
I couldn't agree with you more. It gets me so annoyed that when I go to HI I can't tell certain ppl cause they think it's so awful but if I go to MIA and stay on the beach no one raises an eyebrow. As you said HI is not prust at all if you do it right.

Miami is way worse IMO.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #277 on: May 17, 2013, 05:15:15 PM »
+1 but MIA is OK to write about and HNL is not.
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Re: Next Vacation - Ideas
« Reply #278 on: May 17, 2013, 05:15:27 PM »
I'm planning a nice trip to st Lucia I'm gonna have a nice  itinerary shortly as well that I would love to share.

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« Reply #279 on: May 17, 2013, 11:10:14 PM »
What's a good option close to the west cost? Based near SFO. I've visited all of CA and Las Vegas plenty of times. Any destinations nearby? I can drive or fly looking for something close. Hawaii seems like a good option and I'm looking at Puerto Vallarta since Hilton points are easy to get and the Hilton there seems like a decent option at 60k a night. Need some recommendations.