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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #140 on: December 16, 2015, 08:29:57 PM »
In Bondi, are the kosher restaurants near each other or spread over a wide area?
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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #141 on: December 16, 2015, 08:37:24 PM »
Spread out.

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #142 on: December 16, 2015, 08:45:41 PM »
Where can I pickup food for Shabbat this evening (Thursday)? (Staying at the PH)

And any restaurants near that place I can have dinner as well?
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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #143 on: December 22, 2015, 11:45:17 AM »
Ok. Long night ahead.

4 hours till my 3 hour flight to Amman, then a 4 hour layover for my flight to Tel Aviv.

I hope by then end of it to have some Sydney written up. Pictures are going to be a pain to edit, but what can I do. The sooner I get it written the sooner I have free time.
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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #144 on: December 22, 2015, 11:50:15 AM »
Ok. Long night ahead.

4 hours till my 3 hour flight to Amman, then a 4 hour layover for my flight to Tel Aviv.

I hope by then end of it to have some Sydney written up. Pictures are going to be a pain to edit, but what can I do. The sooner I get it written the sooner I have free time.
Looking forward.

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #145 on: January 04, 2016, 06:04:54 AM »
How do Lewis packaged meals compare to Kleins?
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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #146 on: January 04, 2016, 08:22:30 AM »
They're very good.
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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #147 on: January 13, 2016, 03:12:46 PM »
Do american citizens need to get a visa to enter Australia? Or any other requirements I should be aware of? TIA

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #148 on: January 13, 2016, 03:13:24 PM »
Do american citizens need to get a visa to enter Australia? Or any other requirements I should be aware of? TIA
Not a visa, but you need to pay a ~$20 fee online before you go.

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #149 on: January 13, 2016, 03:15:17 PM »
Not a visa, but you need to pay a ~$20 fee online before you go.
I almost learned that the hard way.

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #150 on: January 13, 2016, 03:37:47 PM »
I almost learned that the hard way.

Yup just got that last night, thank you both!

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #151 on: January 13, 2016, 06:07:43 PM »
Yup just got that last night, thank you both!
I somehow was under the impression that it can be done in the airport.
Even Jordan does that.
But...

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #152 on: January 13, 2016, 06:15:48 PM »
I somehow was under the impression that it can be done in the airport.
Even Jordan does that.
But...
Australia isn't the only place that requires you pay a fee before landing. Argentina won't allow you in without the printed bar code on your payment receipt. Most airlines won't allow you to board a flight from the US or Canada there without seeing it either, since they have no interest in flying you there only to have to fly you right back because you didn't pay/print it in advance.

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #153 on: January 20, 2016, 04:13:56 AM »
Does the Park Hyatt Sydney still offer Kosher breakfast for Diamond members?

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #154 on: January 20, 2016, 05:16:37 AM »
Does the Park Hyatt Sydney still offer Kosher breakfast for Diamond members?
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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #155 on: February 05, 2016, 11:00:48 AM »
I am planning on being in Sydney for Shabbos at the beginning of April, and it seems that the Sheraton on the Park is right next to the Great Synagogue. Looking at their website, it appears to be an Orthodox shul. Anyone know different? Seems like the perfect plan...

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #156 on: February 06, 2016, 11:14:12 AM »
I am planning on being in Sydney for Shabbos at the beginning of April, and it seems that the Sheraton on the Park is right next to the Great Synagogue. Looking at their website, it appears to be an Orthodox shul. Anyone know different? Seems like the perfect plan...

It is very close, and is an orthodox shul (though many/most members are not..).

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #157 on: February 08, 2016, 10:05:20 PM »
What is the best place to stay for 2 nights while only spending a reasonable about of points?
Have plenty of points @ Chase UR and Amex MR.
Also have 22k SPG (enough for the 4 points by Sheraton and almost enough for the Sheraton on the park)

Is it better to use the SPG points as they may be devalued soon?

Thanks!

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #158 on: February 08, 2016, 10:33:46 PM »
What is the best place to stay for 2 nights while only spending a reasonable about of points?
Have plenty of points @ Chase UR and Amex MR.
Also have 22k SPG (enough for the 4 points by Sheraton and almost enough for the Sheraton on the park)

Is it better to use the SPG points as they may be devalued soon?

Thanks!
Why not just use two free nights at the PH? When I was there I didn't  have any UR and stayed at the Westin. While nice, it was a far cry from the PH. Another reason we didn't stay at the PH was because it was under construction while we were in town, but I'd really push for 2 nights there.

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Re: Sydney Master Thread
« Reply #159 on: February 08, 2016, 10:40:57 PM »
Why not just use two free nights at the PH? When I was there I didn't  have any UR and stayed at the Westin. While nice, it was a far cry from the PH. Another reason we didn't stay at the PH was because it was under construction while we were in town, but I'd really push for 2 nights there.
We'll consider it.
How many points is that per night?