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Re: Achas Ve'achas' travel photo album.
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2014, 05:41:27 PM »
wow! your crazy! can't imagine myself surviving there.
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Re: Achas Ve'achas' travel photo album.
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2014, 05:44:21 PM »
Great post again. How is it even legal to stuff so many people on that plane, looks like there is no aisle, everyone crammed together. Like ur play on Chaba(d)[a]..
Makes zero sense to ask how something is legal in Nepal :P
The seats were folding chairs crammed into a 2-1 configuration. The cockpit was wide open, I had the front seat and watched the whole landing through the pilots windshield.

Wow, interesting world  ;)
From with camera was those photos taken?
A regular P&S (SD11000 IINM)

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Re: Achas Ve'achas' travel photo album.
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2014, 05:51:16 PM »
Makes zero sense to ask how something is legal in Nepal :P
The seats were folding chairs crammed into a 2-1 configuration. The cockpit was wide open, I had the front seat and watched the whole landing through the pilots windshield.
A regular P&S (SD11000 IINM)

Folding chairs alol :) Must have been a great experience to watch the landing on that tiny runway.

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Re: Achas Ve'achas' travel photo album.
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2014, 05:52:46 PM »
Makes zero sense to ask how something is legal in Nepal :P
The seats were folding chairs crammed into a 2-1 configuration.
As long as the bathroom isn't a hole in the floor.  :)

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Re: Achas Ve'achas' travel photo album.
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2014, 05:54:42 PM »
Makes zero sense to ask how something is legal in Nepal :P
The seats were folding chairs crammed into a 2-1 configuration. The cockpit was wide open, I had the front seat and watched the whole landing through the pilots windshield.
A regular P&S (SD11000 IINM)
So business class is padded folding chairs?
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Re: Achas Ve'achas' travel photo album.
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2014, 05:58:16 PM »
Folding chairs alol :) Must have been a great experience to watch the landing on that tiny runway.
Was the scariest landing in my life. That airport is on every list of worlds scariest airports. The runway 500ft on a 14 degree slope with a clif at one end and a steep mountainside on the other. No second chances or missed approach.

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Re: Achas Ve'achas' travel photo album.
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2014, 05:59:03 PM »
As long as the bathroom isn't a hole in the floor.  :)
Bathroom? :P
So business class is padded folding chairs?
Business class? :P

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Re: Achas Ve'achas' travel photo album.
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2014, 06:05:23 PM »
Was the scariest landing in my life. That airport is on every list of worlds scariest airports. The runway 500ft on a 14 degree slope with a clif at one end and a steep mountainside on the other. No second chances or missed approach.

Yes it is on every list for good reason. Any factual reasons, like frequent plane crashes there?

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« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2014, 06:07:57 PM »
Yes it is on every list for good reason. Any factual reasons, like frequent plane crashes there?
Considering the conditions, surprisingly few. Officially the pilots doing the KTM-LUA route are amongst the best in the world.

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« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2014, 06:17:01 PM »
Considering the conditions, surprisingly few. Officially the pilots doing the KTM-LUA route are amongst the best in the world.

What year were you there? Yeti Airlines (airline you flew) had a bad accident in 2008, killing all but 1 on board.

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Re: Achas Ve'achas' travel photo album.
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2014, 06:23:42 PM »
What year were you there? Yeti Airlines (airline you flew) had a bad accident in 2008, killing all but 1 on board.
2009

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« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2014, 06:27:23 PM »
2009

You weren't scared to book on that airline? People in Sao Paulo are still scared to fly on Tam from CGH (domestic) airport, since their accident a few years ago.

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Re: Achas Ve'achas' travel photo album.
« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2014, 06:38:50 PM »
You weren't scared to book on that airline? People in Sao Paulo are still scared to fly on Tam from CGH (domestic) airport, since their accident a few years ago.
The way things work at LUA you don't really chose. There are few flights a day (usually only in the morning because in the afternoon clouds come in and the airport closes). Sometimes there can be days or weeks at a time with no flights. I've spoken to guys who were stuck at Lukla for a week trying to get a flight back to KTM. So if you find a flight you get on it.

That being said, I don't remember if I heard of the 2008 crash at the time and if I did I don't think it would have mattered much.

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Re: Achas Ve'achas' travel photo album.
« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2014, 06:48:28 PM »
Bariloche, Argentina
















Looking through I forgot why I took this picture till I realized it was for the clouds...








17th KM Observation deck. We went on a cloudy day but it's supposed to be amazing.





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Re: Achas Ve'achas' travel photo album.
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2014, 07:06:52 PM »
Nice! Almost made it down to Patagonia this past year..

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« Reply #35 on: October 30, 2014, 08:06:57 PM »
Nice! Almost made it down to Patagonia this past year..
Yeah, wish I could have gone more south. I was only there for Pesach to help the Shliach with his Seder* and had to go back right after so didn't make it too far out of Bariloche. Besides after Pesach is too close to winter and you can't go too far south...


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« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2014, 08:32:09 PM »
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Impressive! Seder there had over 700 people - Israelis?

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Re: Achas Ve'achas' travel photo album.
« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2014, 08:36:11 PM »
Impressive! Seder there had over 700 people
I didn't post the Nepal Seder which was over 1000*...

Israelis?
Mostly.


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« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2014, 08:43:55 PM »
I didn't post the Nepal Seder which was over 1000*...

That is the world famous largest Seder, think they are over 2000 now, in a few different locations.

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« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2014, 08:51:42 PM »
That is the world famous largest Seder, think they are over 2000 now, in a few different locations.
Yeah they have one in Pokhara and one in Manang which they have to send in the supplies and Bochurim by helicopter (started the year after I was there).