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Alashikata
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Old 08-25-2016 , 11:42 AM     Alashikata est dconnect  search   Quote  
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Old 08-26-2016 , 02:23 AM     Alashikata est dconnect  search   Quote  
Posted these pics before but the photo account got delete, so here are some again. I know someone else was asking about Tahiti too, so it's good to share some info that I don't have to repeat again.

Tahiti, Papeete city

Open market, exactly french struture design like cho Ben Thanh



Do not buy Chom Chom here, not the same like the viet version but mango, papaya, mang cau ta should try, sweet and smell good.





Chom Chom an khong suc ruot, nhao nhet



Best bakery for breakfast, get somet to go for the beach, we stopped by everyday here.











They have a lot of different flavors, cheap, good to buy instead of water.

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Old 08-26-2016 , 02:43 AM     Alashikata est dconnect  search   Quote  
Tahiti, Papeete city continue

Went to a relative house on the hill for lunch, can see how close Moorea island from the house. Too bad they didn't invite to sleep over night otherwise it would be a nice view.



Vietnamese restaurant, some of friends were surprised they found viet restaurant here too. They mentioned us, then they know right away.



Got tour in the kichen: thit kho tau



Somehow, french loves thit kho tau and viet oomelette. I learned something new. When someone orders, they bo len chao kho keo lai. I did the same at home, pretty good.



Raw fish salad, you will see a lot of this on the island



Tahiti Nui hotel that i stayed: 2 rooms on second floor, kitchen and living room on 1st floor. This hotel is right at the center that you can walk around. Other people get hotel at the Black Sand Beach which it's 20 mins away. However, most places are on main street, bus is very easy to anywhere.



Why no bag? As I remember correctly, baguette cost 50 cents, a bag for baguette is 40 cents, so we did the same thing as this boy.



Public beach, bus stops right in front.





There are a lot of restaurants on main street(highway). This was one of them we stopped by.
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Old 08-26-2016 , 02:50 AM     vaio est dconnect  search   Quote  
Quote :
Originally Posted by Alashikata
It's free, why you ask me?

http://batkhuat.net/kt-dl-cachdung-vps.htm
Tui install tối hôm qua rồi.

Merci.

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Old 08-26-2016 , 02:55 AM     Alashikata est dconnect  search   Quote  
Moorea island

It's where we stayed, couldn't afford bungalow



Why Moorea is not popular like Bora Bora? Too many corals





So around 1/3 of island can be enjoy as Bora Bora





No snorkeling needs, just go to the dock and enjoy the fishes



Nothing much except the view unless you like hiking at the look out.





Don't forget to bring money for black pearls. I heard it's expensive.




Unbelievable, every time I go to sleep, I have to wash my feet

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Old 08-26-2016 , 04:23 AM     Brainiacs est dconnect  search   Quote  
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Originally Posted by càchua
Brainiacs: what happened to all your millages? Sao anh khong dùng nó mua flight tickets? Im late for this game, but I'm going to start to earn points to fly and hotels to stay. We are trying to see if we can earn enough points to fly to Tahiti next summer. Wish us luck .
I would love to use the miles, but sometimes they don't have the flights that I am looking for or the miles need to be 37k one way instead of the min. miles to use 12.5k one way...

I found the flights yesterday and thinking to book today, can't even see it anymore argggggg

So frustrated with using miles... The easiest would be United to Vn, not even AA to Vn.


Bac Alas,

Can I convert 10k miles from AA or United to $100 gift card to Home Depot or Lowe? I never done it before, so I have no clue.

This is where I plan my next vacation... Atlantis, Bahamas
I got a hook up from Las Vegas last trip, free 4 nights hotel and everything...

https://www.google.com/search?q=atla...IbN81dTIHHM%3A

Bringing wives and kids to here would be like Paradise -

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Old 08-26-2016 , 04:33 AM     Alashikata est dconnect  search   Quote  


I already said United is suck 15K pts = $100 gift card. I no longer have AA so I can't check for you. I will post more info on Citi, Chase, and United later. I still have 56k from united and 52k from citi if you need to purchase the tic. 10K=$100 I need money to buy camera.



vaio
No problem
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Old 08-26-2016 , 05:10 AM     Brainiacs est dconnect  search   Quote  
I have United and AA miles... Also Spirit Air miles, but Spirit is so cheap to fly using money. I love to fly Spirit, so cheap and affordable price, even if you are so broke, you can still fly with Spirit...
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Old 08-26-2016 , 11:36 AM     càchua est dconnect  search   Quote  
Hahhaha, nghèo không $$$ mà đòi di Bora Bora and o bungalow mới là ngầu chứ Cachua khong có biết làm mấy vụ này, chỉ ong xa cachua sao tự nhien giờ đòi research làm sao đủ points cho bay and ở hotels dùng points luon. He mới tập tành, nen bi overload with info cachua thì học lõm trên đây rồi noi lại với him thoi, chứ cachua have no time for this. Nội đi làm rồi về lo com nước và con cái là ná thở rồi, khong có sức đâu mà tính toán thêm mấy chuyện khác.

When did you go to Tahiti? Im surprised to see there are Viet people living there. Khong biet cö khoảng bao nhiêu nguoi Vn o ben đó ha?

Kế trái chôm chôm là trái gi vậy anh? Nghê quá an chôm chôm roi nhả ra chụp hinh nua . Chôm chôm khong ngon? Hehhe, mua bánh mì rồi cầm bằng tay ra nhìn sao không dduoc vệ sinh tí nào . Mà bao giấy gần bằng $ cây bánh mì mất tiêu roi, thiệt tình .

Làm gì có $ mà mua black pearl. Thôi để nói ong xã cachua ráng lặn xuống tìm cho cachua một hột cho khỏi tốn $$

Hopefully my husband can make the trip to Tahiti happen. Chứ nếu mà chi $$$ để đi thi chac còn lâu cachua moi đi cachua noi him phải đền bù lại chuyến honeymoon trip the first one didn't count. Nên nêu có di the second honeymoon thi cần anh and Út giữ con dùm cho cachua chứ

Út: có nguoi yêu thì dẫn nguoi yêu đi Maldives mới romantic chứ, giờ di chung Tahiti giữ con dùm cachua di mà,rồi một sức ma cắn với nựng hai nhóc
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Old 08-26-2016 , 12:09 PM     Alashikata est dconnect  search   Quote  
Không biết trái đó là gì, nhưng ăn ngon, còn chom chom thì nhai hong đứt, nó nhảo nhẹt như vậy Bên đó chắc hong tới 5 gia đình Viẹt

I went there March 2013, I think íts fruits season. Bên đó đi chơ, mỏi cái bịt nylon là phải trả tiền, nên dân local bao giờ cũng mang theo túi xách I got the video of the boy, nó thảy bánh mì quay mấy vòng ròi chụp lại, nó làm nhiều lần mà hong rớt đất

btw, make sure you need at least 3 hrs to move from domestic to international. 1/2 hr pick up luggage, 1/2 hr shuttle bus to international, then 2 hrs check in is good enough.

I recommend back to Cali, stay in Los for 2 days or something, then visit Hollywood Blvd and Griffith Observatory before going home since both are located in Los Angeles.

Flight from LAX to Tahiti usually start at midnight, arrive around 8 or 9 am. When come back you will arrive at LAX around 8 pm.
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Old 08-26-2016 , 12:37 PM     ut_austin est dconnect  search   Quote  
cà chua đi qua chưa mà đòi giới thiệu

Muốn giữ giùm thì gởi qua đây
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Old 08-26-2016 , 11:58 PM     vietfool est dconnect  search   Quote  
Theo tui thấy thẽ Chase United cũng tốt nếu mình dùng điễm cho Những chuyến bay ra nước ngoài. Chứ dùng điểm đỗi tiền thì bất lợi. Sài một đô la được một rưỡi điểm, đỗi lại 15000 điễm cho 100 đô là đúng rồi. Bác ráng kiếm thêm 30000 điễm để lấy vé business class bay về VN cũng vui lắm.
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Old 08-27-2016 , 01:31 AM     Alashikata est dconnect  search   Quote  
vietfool
Không biết bà con trong đây chơi ra sao chứi tui và Brainiacs chơi rất điệu ghệ và greedy Xài hêt pts thì cancel to stay away from annual fee. Sau đó reapply again after 6 months. Any visa that has separate pt account, then you can keep the pts up to 18 months before expire. Enough time to start again to add more pts. I wouldn't spend $2k-$3k for 30k. I rather cancel then reapply to get 50K As of right now, I dónt plan to go VN, íts the reason I need to move pts somewhere before íts expire or reapply again to extend the expire date.

Citi Card:
Shop with pts (Amazon, Expedia, Livenation, BestBuy): you don't get 1:1 ratio and have to pay tax such as BestBuy. For Amazon, you can choose a seller out of state to stay away from tax, but again it's not 1:1 ratio. I haven't found a way to skip tax yet If I do, I will show you guys how.

Gift Card is the best 1:1 ratio (10K = $100) you buy gift card to spend or convert to pts.

Flights, Hotels, Cars, Activities, Cruises, Deals: always has best deals and cheap.

Transfer pts to Citi: so you can use Citi to buy tic. Don't see option to transfer out. However, you can transfer between these cards: Citi ThankYou® Premier, Citi Prestige® or Citi Chairman

Hilton HHonors: 1.5 : 1 ratio
Virgin America Elevate: 0.5 : 1 ratio
---The rest below 1:1 ---------
Asia Miles
EVA Air Infinity MileageLands
Etihad Guest
Flying Blue
Garuda Indonesia Frequent Flyer
Malaysia Airlines Enrich
Qantas Frequent Flyer
Qatar Airways Privilege Club
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus
Virgin Atlantic Flying Club

Citi vs United: same day, 51,780 vs 80,000. I like Citi and Chase, their tic are cheap compare to United. United used to be 60K for Vn but they have changed. The lowest one is 80K for VN since the last 2 years and they never change even the oil market is down.





All Gift cards are 1:1 ratio

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Old 08-27-2016 , 04:07 PM     càchua est dconnect  search   Quote  
Thanks for the warning about LAX airport anh Alash. Will let hubby knows to give us lots of time for transfer. Mà Sao em thây o seattle di đâu cũng thường bi transfer o LAX. Uoc gi bay thẳng, không cần stop o LAX thi sướng biet mấy.

Cachua khong có nhieu vacation days, nen khong có thoi Gian de hang out at LA. Besides the youngest son is still too little. Di nhieu sợ him mệt. Maybe, when they are bigger than we will do that.

I have to pay my property tax soon. Có cách nao minh tra tax bằng credit card khong anh?

How do gift cards earn points? I have no ideas how it works. Explain please!!!

Út:. Biet Càchua làm gì có $ mà đi Maldives nên hỏi lai người ta một câu làm bị quê quá
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Old 08-28-2016 , 12:16 PM     Brainiacs est dconnect  search   Quote  
Yes, you can pay tax with credit card but there's a fee like 2.5% or higher depending on where you live. I know I can do it with my tax bill.
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Old 08-29-2016 , 01:14 AM     càchua est dconnect  search   Quote  
I don't see any benefits if we have to pay a fee that high.
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Old 08-29-2016 , 01:23 AM     Brainiacs est dconnect  search   Quote  
Dzom, get a new CC that gives you back 5% cash back

I was able to book 4 tix to Atlantis, Bahamas for 4 nights using AA miles. The tax fee is high though, over $100/tix taxes... I was able to apply for a new CC to earn 30k miles back and $100 statement credit . Not a bad idea after using 100k miles for 4. They might give me 5 to 10% refund of the miles too I think....

My diamond status offer:

1. 4 night stay in the Beach Towers
2. Complimentary daily resort fee
3. Atlantis csino experience pass -- I have no clue what this mean. I plan to be there to gamble every day
4. Access to Aquaventure, a one of a kind 141 acre waterscape with 20 swimming areas and 11 pools

oh la la, the whole family can't wait to go
I told my 2 lil kids where daddy will take them to the next vacation and showing them pix of Atlantis, Bahamas. They drool and can't wait

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Old 08-29-2016 , 01:38 AM     Alashikata est dconnect  search   Quote  
Instead of transfer pts like 1.5:1 ratio and a fee cost, redeem as gift card. For example, buy 10k pt = $100 gift card at citi card, then convert gift card to united for 10k mileage. Anyway, it's just example. Before you do it, make sure United takes $100 gift card for 10k pts since gift card consider as cash. If $100 gets less than 10k pts, I won't do it.

Most Gov. and School have Visa option but you have to pay 2-2.5% fee because they don't want to lose money since they are not business You can log in your city/count web site, look at your parcel # and check to see how much it costs if pay with Visa.
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Old 08-29-2016 , 02:01 PM     Alashikata est dconnect  search   Quote  
Oh well, forget about United Mileage The only way is to buy international tic during season time. Off season, use cash instead because cash is cheaper than pts. Domestic flight is expensive

Shopping with pts is bad. They are based on estimate retail price (MSRP)

Convert to gift card: forget it unless you get no where to spend
-Amazon: $100 for 15500 pts while other visa can get $100 @ 10k pts



Transfer your gift cards to united mileage: another joke
-Kmart: $100 = 2560 pts



Transfer miles to your friend or accept mile fee: another joke
-10k miles = $7.5(500 miles) + $30 = $150 + $30 = $180 fee

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Old 08-30-2016 , 12:53 AM     càchua est dconnect  search   Quote  
Brainiacs:. Dzõm Thiet mà How do you get a credit card with 5% cash back?


I want to go there too. I bet your kids are counting down the days. Di roi kể cho cachua voi. Will take the kids there when they are older



Alash:. Chua hoc duoc gì mà đọc thôi đã nhức cái đầu roi . I had a terrible headache yesterday , wondering if it was related to reading all this
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