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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2010, 05:30:19 PM »
I'm laughing...

Smirk, I guess I'll our chicago connections but I can't imagine they have a number for him. Is there some sort of Sydney Jewish Listing? Can you PM me the spelling of his last name?

I would imagine they do, his daughter stayed in Chicago for a couple of weeks, and maybe try going to his website (his email) and call his office

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2010, 06:26:25 AM »
For all of who who were working day and night to get me a place to stay in Sydney...I got one. Thanks...you can take a break now and go get a slice of pizza.
-Eli

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: October 05, 2010, 04:34:49 PM »
I have found these flights, is it backwards to go through London?

2/5 CO9690 (Virgin) JFK-LHR  10:25pm-10:30am  Biz
2/6 VS200   (Virgin) LHR-SYD  9:25pm- 7:20am   Biz

2/22 VS201   (Virgin) SYD-LHR 3:45pm-4:50am   Biz
2/23 CO9689 (Virgin) LHR-JFK  4:50pm-8:00pm   Biz

If i tally up flights according to what it says per each its quite alot. If im not mistaken dont i look how much a flight from JFK-SYD is and its that? (67,500)

I want to got to one of the following for a week (can i do it on same *A ticket or book separate?)
Fiji, Maldives, French Polynesia or Langkawi.  Any Suggestions? (its for my honeymoon, i would like to get a overwater bungalow)

I'm open to any suggestions, Thanks!

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2010, 04:55:57 PM »
I have only been to French Polynesia from any of those places, but it is magnificent. If you want an overwater bungalow, try staying in Tahiti or Moorea (which I have posted before as being on par with Bora Bora just quieter) since they will be cheaper than on Bora Bora.

Enjoy

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2010, 06:08:50 PM »
If you want an overwater bungalow, try staying in Tahiti or Moorea (which I have posted before as being on par with Bora Bora just quieter) since they will be cheaper than on Bora Bora.
You can post that from today till tomorrow, but since you haven't been to BOB (nor has anyone else on this forum AFAIK) it's pretty much meaningless...

I for one couldn't bring myself to go to PPT and be so close to BOB (considered by some to be the most beautiful place in the world) and not make it there.
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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2010, 07:45:05 PM »
You can post that from today till tomorrow, but since you haven't been to BOB (nor has anyone else on this forum AFAIK) it's pretty much meaningless...

I for one couldn't bring myself to go to PPT and be so close to BOB (considered by some to be the most beautiful place in the world) and not make it there.

That's why I put that quote in parenthesis. My post was to help in deciding if his priority is OWB. I still stand by it that if he is budgeting (which can't be much since nothing is cheap there) then he should look into Papeete or Moorea rather than Bora Bora.

I still would love to hear from someone that has been to both Moorea and Bora Bora!!

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2010, 07:54:34 PM »

I still would love to hear from someone that has been to both Moorea and Bora Bora!!
Dan,
You can try both and write it off as a business expense  ;D

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2010, 04:50:27 AM »
I have found these flights, is it backwards to go through London?

2/5 CO9690 (Virgin) JFK-LHR  10:25pm-10:30am  Biz
2/6 VS200   (Virgin) LHR-SYD  9:25pm- 7:20am   Biz

2/22 VS201   (Virgin) SYD-LHR 3:45pm-4:50am   Biz
2/23 CO9689 (Virgin) LHR-JFK  4:50pm-8:00pm   Biz

If i tally up flights according to what it says per each its quite alot. If im not mistaken dont i look how much a flight from JFK-SYD is and its that? (67,500)

I want to got to one of the following for a week (can i do it on same *A ticket or book separate?)
Fiji, Maldives, French Polynesia or Langkawi.  Any Suggestions? (its for my honeymoon, i would like to get a overwater bungalow)

I'm open to any suggestions, Thanks!
Going through London isn't backwards, its just a very long way. Although, they do say Upper Class is up there with the best.
This is a bit shorter,
Outbound:
Sun 2/6, UA027 JFK-LAX, 15:10-18:43, Business
Sun 2/6, TG795 LAX-BKK, 21:30-6:30+2, Business
Tue 2/8, TG471 BKK-SYD, 7:45-21:05, Business

The required mileage is the same whichever way you go, CO is nice enough to give the choice (something I hope stays through the merger...).

If you decide to go to Fiji or French Polynesia, youll definitely need a another ticket. Keep in mind they are both in the same zone so the mileage will be the same.

Maldives can be done on the same ticket (I think), you'd go SYD-SIN-MLE(stopover)-DXB-(Europe)-JFK, obviously subject to availability.

Langkawi doesn't have any *A flights. But you could route back via SIN with a stopover there and take a cheap AirAsia flight to LGK. Again subject to availability.

Help this helps putting some things into perspective.

If any of the info is wrong, please post.

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: October 07, 2010, 06:25:21 AM »

Maldives can be done on the same ticket (I think), you'd go SYD-SIN-MLE(stopover)-DXB-(Europe)-JFK, obviously subject to availability.

Im not finding any availability on ANA (the last week of the trip). would it make any sense to search on the actual airline that would fly that route?

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: December 21, 2010, 06:55:58 PM »
Melbourne- Nothing much to do there however Penguin Island is very nice. Make sure to stop off at the wildlife park on your way to the penguins (Dont know where it is on the island but the information centre as soon as you arrive will have the details.)
You can buy cheap Uggs in Melb

Sydney- Darling Harbour and Circular Quay are nice. Centrepoint/AMP tower. Harbour bridge climb is aparently amazing. When you eat at Katzy's you have to try their poppyseed salad dressing and their sticky date pudding. YUM
Thanks!

Any other food/restaurant recommendations?
Also is their a list online of kosher food in supermarkets?  Like which cereals are kosher?

Bridge climb looks cool, but wow it's $$$$.  Can't imagine it could be worth it, but I'm sure those that have done it convince themselves it was.  I think I'll just walk accross the bridge and be yotzei.
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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2010, 08:17:41 PM »
PITA MIX RESTAURANT

Excellent food! Take ferry from cicular quay
??502 Old South Head Road (corner Wilberforce Avenue)
Rose Bay, Sydney, New South Wales 2029 AU

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #43 on: December 22, 2010, 12:45:33 AM »
PITA MIX is a great restaurant. Good Israeli food. Taking a ferry there would be a really nice way of getting there but itís now a 1mile walk from the wharf as it moved. Their dine in menu is more expensive than their take away menu but you can always order off the take away menu and just eat there if you wish.

There is a great bakery across the road from pita mix called Grandma Moses which is definitely my favourite one in Sydney.

If any of your family members are into those alpha chocolates the factory is in Melbourne in the Jewish area. Best place to buy from. Cheapest and freshest. If you do go you have to check out how the factory runs. I still remember going as a child and seeing these alter bubbes managing the machines and conveyor belt. :P

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #44 on: December 22, 2010, 12:50:46 AM »
Thanks for the tips guys, so what is the best way to get there now?
What kind of stuff is good at Grandma Moses?
What are alpha chocolates?

Thanks!
 
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