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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #100 on: November 13, 2013, 10:38:47 PM »
Hmmm. Perhaps I'll do just SIN and DPS then?

I do want to some diving, yes.
If you want to dive you cannot miss Tulamben in Bali where they have a very cool shipwreck and many tropical fish. That alone will be a full day trip from any of the areas you will be staying. You also can't miss Nusa Lembongan which is a really cool island off the coast of Bali that has no cars, awesome drift snorkeling and great beaches. So 4 days is really tight.

If you only did 4 days how many days would you have for say Langkawi?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #101 on: November 13, 2013, 10:40:28 PM »
If you want to dive you cannot miss Tulamben in Bali where they have a very cool shipwreck and many tropical fish. That alone will be a full day trip from any of the areas you will be staying. You also can't miss Nusa Lembongan which is a really cool island off the coast of Bali that has no cars, awesome drift snorkeling and great beaches. So 4 days is really tight.

If you only did 4 days how many days would you have for say Langkawi?

Remind me -- did you have a TR from your time in DPS?

Also, was thinking of this:

So perhaps 3 days in SIN, 2 days in LGK and 4 days in DPS?

Leave on a Sunday, arrive in NRT on a Monday, explore for the day. Then on Tueday, take a flight to SIN via HKG, and hang out until Friday, when I'd take a flight to LGK until Sunday night or Monday morning. Then flight to DPS where I'd stay until Thursday afternoon...
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #102 on: November 13, 2013, 10:44:20 PM »
Remind me -- did you have a TR from your time in DPS?
Yes check the Bali thread. It's over a couple of posts.

I can't imagine why you would only do 4 days in Bali and 2 in LGK. You won't get to appreciate either. Once you are going to Bali it's such a waste to spend only 4 days there. Are there travel days amongst the 4 days or would they at least be full days?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #103 on: November 13, 2013, 10:47:01 PM »
I think you've convinced me. Perhaps we'll just do SIN and DPS this time 'round.

Perhaps:

Leave on a Sunday, arrive in NRT on a Monday, explore for the day. Then on Tuesday, take a flight to SIN via HKG, and hang out until Sunday morning, when I'd take a flight to DPS where I'd stay until Thursday afternoon...
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #104 on: November 13, 2013, 10:52:43 PM »
I think you've convinced me. Perhaps we'll just do SIN and DPS this time 'round.

Perhaps:

Leave on a Sunday, arrive in NRT on a Monday, explore for the day. Then on Tuesday, take a flight to SIN via HKG, and hang out until Sunday morning, when I'd take a flight to DPS where I'd stay until Thursday afternoon...
That sounds good. I wouldn't even consider in that amount of time going to another location unless you cut out SIN which is a cool place to visit so why cut it out. We also did SIN and then DPS with a routing of NYC - PEK for a day a PEK - SIN for a weekend SIN - DPS from Sunday to the following Tues and then DPS - BKK 2 days and then home from BKK - MXP - EWR.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #105 on: November 13, 2013, 11:07:44 PM »
Maybe I should be leaving the previous Wednesday, huh? :)
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #106 on: November 13, 2013, 11:37:31 PM »
Maybe I should be leaving the previous Wednesday, huh? :)
If you can you won't regret it  :) How would you break it up that way?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #107 on: November 14, 2013, 08:13:42 AM »
Try to be shabbes at a place with kosher food, much nicer then being stuck in some hotel room by yourself.

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #108 on: November 14, 2013, 09:00:34 AM »
Yeah I agree.  That's why I'd extend being in SIN until Sunday. 
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #109 on: November 14, 2013, 09:12:01 AM »
Yeah I agree.  That's why I'd extend being in SIN until Sunday. 
Only issue being that I'd rather be in just about any other Chabad house in Asia besides for SIN over shabbos.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #110 on: November 14, 2013, 09:16:22 AM »
Only issue being that I'd rather be in just about any other Chabad house in Asia besides for SIN over shabbos.
But you'll survive.

The 5 hour davening or the "gourmet food"? :)

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #111 on: November 14, 2013, 09:30:02 AM »
The 5 hour davening or the "gourmet food"? :)
Lol, both :P
Though I didn't think the food was nearly as bad you prepped me for so I survived.
Still definitely nothing to write home about which is surprising as the restaurant does have good food.
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #112 on: November 14, 2013, 10:10:19 AM »
Lol, both :P
Though I didn't think the food was nearly as bad you prepped me for so I survived.
Still definitely nothing to write home about which is surprising as the restaurant does have good food.


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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #113 on: November 14, 2013, 11:01:07 AM »
Yeah I agree.  That's why I'd extend being in SIN until Sunday.

i stayed at the st regis in singapore it was very nice..
i ate at the chabad which was decent and the coffee bean nearby is the only kosher one there as well

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« Reply #114 on: November 14, 2013, 11:24:24 AM »
Wow, the davening was that long? And that's typical?

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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #115 on: November 14, 2013, 11:27:31 AM »
Wow, the davening was that long? And that's typical?
for sure mutar to daven byichidus
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #116 on: November 14, 2013, 11:33:17 AM »
Wow, the davening was that long? And that's typical?
It's a sfardishe davening. 
Shul has like 3 dozen sifrei torahs!
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #117 on: November 14, 2013, 11:47:48 AM »
for sure mutar to daven byichidus

LOL

I sometimes daven at Beis AJK of the NorthEast in such circumstances. Though I hear that there will be a similar congregation in SE Asia this summer...

It's a sfardishe davening. 
Shul has like 3 dozen sifrei torahs!

Every sfardi place I've davened at ends 20% quicker than ashkenizic :)
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #118 on: November 14, 2013, 11:48:57 AM »
LOL

I sometimes daven at Beis AJK of the NorthEast.

Every sfardi place I've davened at ends 20% quicker than ashkenizic :)
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Re: AJK's Trip/Route Planning Thread
« Reply #119 on: November 14, 2013, 12:39:21 PM »
Yes, depends on from where you hail ;)
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