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Re: Dawie and XF2b SouthBound. TR of IGU and GIG via LIM
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2015, 12:53:46 AM »
Loved it! Too much fun. (No such thing, of course). Shabbat shalom!

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Re: Dawie and XF2b SouthBound. TR of IGU and GIG via LIM
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2015, 01:18:08 AM »
What started as a glimmer of a dream


Dreams do come true 8)
Fantastic TR!
Thanks for sharing :)

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Re: Dawie and XF2b SouthBound. TR of IGU and GIG via LIM
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2015, 12:52:44 PM »


Dreams do come true 8)
Fantastic TR!
Thanks for sharing :)
Couldn't have happened without you...!! Thank You  :)

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Re: Dawie and XF2b SouthBound. TR of IGU and GIG via LIM
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2015, 12:59:26 PM »
oh and i do want to add one more silly thing to the TR
In  the JWM lounge i was still feeling a bit queasy so, i said lets have a look at direct GIG- NYC flights and skip the GIG-IGU-LIM-JFK Superflyer special 
They had seats but you couldn;t book the actual seats as they where all Premium seats and only assigned later or at the airport
We could have left later and arrived earlier too! for only 20k AA. In the end we decided to continue the adventure as is, for a number of reasons (of which at least one turned out to be wishful thinking)
BUt we did have the ghetto lie flat which we wouldn;t have on this flight
Does anyone know a workaround to be able to book an actual seat in this situation ?

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Re: Dawie and XF2b SouthBound. TR of IGU and GIG via LIM
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2015, 04:26:59 PM »
Great TR and pictures.  It's interesting that your weather in IGU seemed to be a bit overcast/cloudy/ while the weather in GIG seemed better. We had the exact opposite: stunning weather in IGU and rain, mist and clouds the entire stay in GIG. Oh well, there's always next time.

Gotta make it down there one day. Thanks for sharing!
You really do. It's absolutely gorgeous.

I need to stop and thank Dan, Yaalili and Yehoshua for pushing the ARG issue, as seeing the falls from this angle and later from the Paseo Superior was another yet completely different amazing out of body experience and I must say you absolutely cannot go to Igauzu without seeing both sides. Although the jury is out on which boat ride is better.
You're welcome!

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Re: Dawie and XF2b SouthBound. TR of IGU and GIG via LIM
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2015, 11:25:32 AM »
hello, I am new to Dans Deals. I am planning a trip to brazil. I am flying into GRU (Sao Paulo) arriving tuesday morning, and leaving sunday night. I would like to go to rio and if i have time i would love to see IGU. you did it in one day?

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Re: Dawie and XF2b SouthBound. TR of IGU and GIG via LIM
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2015, 11:34:49 AM »
hello, I am new to Dans Deals. I am planning a trip to brazil. I am flying into GRU (Sao Paulo) arriving tuesday morning, and leaving sunday night. I would like to go to rio and if i have time i would love to see IGU. you did it in one day?
we did Rio in  24 hours
you can do IGU also in a short time (without going to Argentina although you will be missing out on 1/2 the experience) you can PM me if you'd like. Id' be happy to help you

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Re: Dawie and XF2b SouthBound. TR of IGU and GIG via LIM
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2015, 11:37:36 AM »
wow that looks amazing! i am planning a trip to brazil and i am thinking of flying to IGU. how many days would you say you need there?
you need 4 hours to do the whole brazil side with a boat ride. if everything works perfectly

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Re: Dawie and XF2b SouthBound. TR of IGU and GIG via LIM
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2015, 01:29:18 PM »
hey ok thanks! how do i PM you?

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Re: Dawie and XF2b SouthBound. TR of IGU and GIG via LIM
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2016, 02:12:06 PM »
@ Dawie;
Gr8 t.p. You said you got sick...did u get tested for Zika when u got back???

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Re: Dawie and XF2b SouthBound. TR of IGU and GIG via LIM
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2016, 02:15:18 PM »
What's the story with the water, is it all of Brazil or Argentina, tap bottled?

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Re: Dawie and XF2b SouthBound. TR of IGU and GIG via LIM
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2016, 03:06:10 PM »
What's the story with the water, is it all of Brazil or Argentina, tap bottled?
Dunno, what i do i know is I did get the "runs" from something... an ice cube? the Falls? a Tea? the Bottled Water (doubtful)
I would drink the bottled water again and stay away from the ice cubes

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Re: Dawie and XF2b SouthBound. TR of IGU and GIG via LIM
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2016, 05:47:15 PM »
@ Dawie;
Gr8 t.p. You said you got sick...did u get tested for Zika when u got back???
seems like i should, hey?
Seems like they are going to get very knowledgeable very quick here in the US of A

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Re: Dawie and XF2b SouthBound. TR of IGU and GIG via LIM
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2016, 11:30:12 AM »
passed one shul, nothing going on then on the way to a mall down the block we passed a shul, was a surreal experience, I was not looking for one, per se and had forgotten momentarily about Mincha but as we walked passed the guard opened the gate and I look up and it’s a shul
(My minimal research did not find much in the way on Mincha/maariv options… I guess godaven doesn’t have it all)
The Copacabana Shul – Kehillat Yaakov on Rua Capalão Alvares Da Silva otherwise now as Rabbi Staubers
IMG_20151125_155942 by Dawie Van De Merwe, on Flickr
http://www.sinagogadecopacabana.com.br/
So Hashgacha Pratis get us a Mincha Maariv and a shiur in Portuguese. They offer Shabbos meals for anyone interested, just contact the rabbi.
it actually is on GoDaven, my apologies http://godaven.com/detail.asp?Id=3291&Name=Sinagoga%20de%20COPACABANA
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