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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2010, 09:15:35 AM »
If you go to a kosher supermarket it'll be much easier...
Any recommendations?  We went to one between Nogga and Daneli's...man was it expensive!

Looks like the shemesh pizza shop is closed on friday...looks like we'll wind up in Daneli's for a 3rd time if there's nothing else around.
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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2010, 09:17:37 AM »
kraus on glen eira also pricey but they all are.

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2010, 09:29:57 AM »
Heading down Carlise St from Hotham St, cross street after Heimishe bakery (William st.) you'll see ANZ bank on the left corner. Turn left, head down, youll see Rishon Foods on the right. Big green building with parking lot in front, can't miss it...

If you're also interested in the Alpha chocolates, the factory is also down there. If its closed you can at least buy the chocs at Rishon.

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2010, 10:24:03 AM »
If you need kosher imports, you could go directly to the wholesale place, they sell retail for much cheaper than in the retail stores, I think its only "kesef biMzuman". Get contact details at benedikts.com

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2010, 10:52:06 AM »
If you need kosher imports, you could go directly to the wholesale place, they sell retail for much cheaper than in the retail stores, I think its only "kesef biMzuman". Get contact details at benedikts.com
Besides the fact that the range is much smaller (only products they import) its quite a shlep to go to their warehouse.
Seems its geared more to families looking for large amounts of staple products...

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2013, 06:52:15 PM »
So is it better to wait til my points post and book everything with aa miles or sell chase and buy one or two tickets?

I would love to do hnl on the way but with kids its not going to work out. They don't jump into touring mode after long flights to put it mildly

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2013, 12:51:52 AM »
anyone who has done the Great Ocean Road

how close is Torquay to the start or finish if coming from melbourne?
thinking of staying at the wyndham resort there if its decent price and not out of the way

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2013, 12:53:10 AM »
anyone who has done the Great Ocean Road

how close is Torquay to the start or finish if coming from melbourne?
thinking of staying at the wyndham resort there if its decent price and not out of the way
IIRC it's towards the beginning, closer to Melbourne.

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2013, 03:34:15 AM »
anyone who has done the Great Ocean Road

how close is Torquay to the start or finish if coming from melbourne?
thinking of staying at the wyndham resort there if its decent price and not out of the way
ive found google maps to be fairly accurate in determining distance and/or time between 2 locations

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2013, 03:46:34 AM »
ive found google maps to be fairly accurate in determining distance and/or time between 2 locations

thank you,
i actually just reread thru your trip report, tracking each stop on google maps. much clearer picture. (and beautiful pictures!!)

what do people do on the way back if theyre not rushing back to melbourne? same route back? try to hit the spots u missed on the way there?

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2013, 04:21:45 AM »
(and beautiful pictures!!)
thanks!

what do people do on the way back if theyre not rushing back to melbourne? same route back? try to hit the spots u missed on the way there?
check dans tr. he went to the grampians

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2013, 09:06:43 AM »
And its a must do.
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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2013, 02:49:27 PM »
i dont know if we can do it.
we will be in sydney until tue
so my plan is too fly out wed morning and head straight for the GOR. I am looking into flying into Avalon airport which will take 40 minutes off the drive. I have to see if it will cause problems with car rentals

since i am going in the winter its a short day, so i think i can get to apollo bay by the evening
thursday we would do maits rest/great otway national park then drive down to the light house and hopefully spot some whales
then head to Port Campbell.

I was reading that Warrnambool is a good spot for whale watching - especially for the whales with babies - anyone know if its worth the extra time/drive?

the Grampians would add an extra 4 hours of driving to the trip (3 if we go to Warrnambool)
i will be with 3 young kids who will have already maxed their patience limit for the car and besides that shabbos comes in early, i dont see how we can do it.
we will prob be doing the blue mountains near sydney

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2013, 03:43:58 PM »
CMIIW, but I think the Granpians are much nicer than the Blue Mountains (which I read people go to only b/c of the proximity to SYD).  Can't cut a day off SYD?
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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2013, 10:29:08 PM »
CMIIW, but I think the Granpians are much nicer than the Blue Mountains (which I read people go to only b/c of the proximity to SYD).  Can't cut a day off SYD?

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Re: Australia Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2013, 04:25:29 AM »
interesting,
whats the rules? do u have to book the flight first? just call them?
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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2013, 10:15:07 PM »
Hey Dan, Thanks for the great Seminar in LA last week. Lots of information! My sister (incl. Husband. Owner of Danelis :) and a child that's 3 yrs old and twins that are 18 months old) need help with buying tickets for my brothers wedding. Any suggestions on how to find the best prices?  Fwd: to me from my sister. I'm looking to book tickets from Melbourne to California on June 23/24   ( flying into LA, leaving from San Diego July 2 or July 3 to New York. )  This is for 2 adults, 1 three year old child and 2 eighteen month old babies. 

Dan needs a return ticket to Melb from NY on July 9th, and for myself and the 3 children Aug  11 or 12.

We only want to fly direct Melb-LA,  and NY-LA-Melb on return -no stopovers in Sydney or elsewhere.

If you hook this up. The next meal in Melbourne is on THE HOUSE in Daneli's

Thanks!

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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: May 18, 2014, 04:16:24 PM »
Any info on Brisbane hotels?
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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: November 27, 2014, 01:17:56 AM »
My Australia, Bangkok and Tokyo TR can be found here.

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Re: Melbourne Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2015, 03:48:32 AM »
Has anybody stayed at the intercontinental hotel in Melbourne @ the Rialto? Any advice/ review?