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Where to spend sukkos
« on: August 29, 2017, 06:00:02 PM »
Any suggestions?
barely any organized tours avail... so were left to our own devices.
since Chol Hamoed is great this year pref someplace interesting to tour.
We've already spent yt and summer vacations in the following places so were looking for someplace new interesting and out of the ordinary.
Israel (Duh)
Europe - Italy, Spain, Belguim, UK (london manchester), France, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Iceland, Greece
US Most of the US (excluding Hawaii- is that a decent option?)
Cancun
Australia


We didnt really yet explore south america, Asia , South africa

Any advice would be very helpful!

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Re: Where to spend sukkos
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 07:06:59 PM »
The balloon fiesta in New Mexico coincides.  Just not sure if there is any minyan or sukka nearby. Seems like that would be interesting and out of the ordinary

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Re: Where to spend sukkos
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017, 07:20:32 PM »
Maybe try Austria? There's a kosher hotel that has a program afaik
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Re: Where to spend sukkos
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 07:36:13 PM »
Austria isn't a bad idea but I've been to Europe too many times now
Anything in s America w kosher community?

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Re: Where to spend sukkos
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2017, 07:11:17 AM »
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Re: Where to spend sukkos
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 07:20:19 AM »
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Another alternative is Crown Heights (which I am lucky to call home). I don't think anywhere in the world compares to sukkos in Crown Heights, though it would be extremely hard to find accommodations, and the experience isn't a travel experience but a Jewish experience.
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Re: Where to spend sukkos
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2017, 09:35:48 AM »
We've already spent yt and summer vacations in the following places so were looking for someplace new interesting and out of the ordinary.
Israel (Duh)
Europe - Italy, Spain, Belguim, UK (london manchester), France, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Iceland, Greece
US Most of the US (excluding Hawaii- is that a decent option?)
Cancun
Australia
We didnt really yet explore south america, Asia , South africa
Any advice would be very helpful!
Out of all the places do you have to say Duh when it comes to Israel?
Not Amsterdam, Zurich or Madrid? Come on

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Re: Where to spend sukkos
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2017, 10:01:49 AM »
Maybe try Austria? There's a kosher hotel that has a program afaik
Which program in Austria is open for Sukkos?

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Re: Where to spend sukkos
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2017, 10:32:34 AM »
Out of all the places do you have to say Duh when it comes to Israel?
Not Amsterdam, Zurich or Madrid? Come on
Israel is the only place with the disadvantage of only one day yomtov.
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Re: Where to spend sukkos
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2017, 11:28:00 AM »
Israel is the only place with the disadvantage of only one day yomtov.
Damascus? Amman?

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Re: Where to spend sukkos
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2017, 11:36:30 AM »
Damascus? Amman?
They do only one day there? I don't think so.
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Re: Where to spend sukkos
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2017, 12:07:44 PM »
were settling on south Asia.
Debating between thailand, vietnam, beijing, hong kong

pretty much it boils down to direct flights or stop overs....
We've called around some chabads and started getting responses.
We prefer to be in a  city close to natural attractions or national parks for chol hamoed.  if there are points hotels avail that is only a plus
We might do first days one place and fly for second to another..... I know Lucky tours is doing cambodia and vietnam....
what are the pros and cons between any of the above ?

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Re: Where to spend sukkos
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2017, 12:41:29 PM »
The most interesting place in Cambodia is Angkor Wat and its area, Tonle Sap Lake, etc. There is no Chabad there, only in Phnom Phen so for Yom Tom you have to make your way to PP or Thailand.

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Re: Where to spend sukkos
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2017, 01:03:32 PM »
I don't think anywhere in the world compares to sukkos in Crown Heights
+1
Sukkos is the one yomtov I davka try to stay in Crown Heights.

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Re: Where to spend sukkos
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2017, 06:19:25 PM »
Which program in Austria is open for Sukkos?
Check Austria thread. The kosher hotel in Kaprun should have something
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Re: Where to spend sukkos
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2018, 09:17:54 AM »
Does anyone have experience with any Sukkos Programs outside of Israel?

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Re: Where to spend sukkos
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2018, 02:47:13 PM »
I think there is a program in Morocco
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Re: Where to spend sukkos
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2018, 02:47:59 PM »
I think there is a program in Morocco
+1 There is.

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Re: Where to spend sukkos
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2018, 04:08:22 PM »
I think there is a program in Morocco
Anyone went or knows anything about it?