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Live trip report begins in the beginning of this thread and continues (amid a fair amount of banter) until post #321 here.

Regular trip report begins here.



Other people's trip reports:

@chff: https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=101296.0

@Dan:
Original Post for the trip: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/join-lifetime-kosher-catered-trip-antarctica/
Intro to trip: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/follow-me-to-antarctica/
Part 1: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/trip-notes-antarctica-part-1-buenos-airesplanning-positioning-adventure-lifetime/
Part 2: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/antarctica-trip-notes-part-2-flying-end-world-southernmost-chanukah-party-ushuaia/
Part 3: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/trip-notes/shabbat-shalom-southernmost-shabbos-earth/



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Author Topic: Live Antarctica Trip Report  (Read 153232 times)

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #680 on: January 20, 2022, 08:56:35 PM »
From the ship tracking at https://shipinfo.net/vessels_map.php?imo=7367835&mmsi=538071436&hours_ago=336

It looks like all they did was cruise around King George Island and a couple of the other South Shetlands. They likely flew from Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island and spent a couple days at sea eating and drinking, then flew back to Chile.

I pity them - no Zodiacs, no polar plunge, no Prime Minister, no 24-hour fast, no Drake crossings, possibly no shore landings or even penguins, and most importantly, no Bing Bong!
Yup, it's the equivalent of connecting in an airport versus actually exploring a location.

Plus, I'd take plated meals from @Jolu any day over buffets.
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #681 on: January 20, 2022, 10:45:56 PM »
They didn't have a choice if it was a private trip of Jewish pax.
Even if they don't actually travel on Shabbos?

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #682 on: January 20, 2022, 10:48:11 PM »
Doesn't it say that if you leave three days before shabbos it's not a problem?
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #683 on: January 20, 2022, 11:18:18 PM »
Even if they don't actually travel on Shabbos?
From my research back then, it's still a problem. Lots of melacha is needed.
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #684 on: January 20, 2022, 11:19:02 PM »
Doesn't it say that if you leave three days before shabbos it's not a problem?
2 completely distinct halachas and reasons.
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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #685 on: May 02, 2022, 01:44:57 AM »
Yes, crazy rich guy taking friends. His trips are private jets, full-chartered trains, that sort of level.

Remember the guys dancing for the pope a few years ago? That's him.
Saudi Arabia is an interesting one. The Saudis donít allow any alcohol. Whatís a high end trip without any lechaims?

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Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report
« Reply #686 on: May 02, 2022, 06:50:14 AM »
Translate for the OOTers please? Gevir taking friends on an outing?
From what I heard, he's very makpid on minyan. So whenever he travels, he always makes sure to bring a minyan with him.
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