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Better to stay close by and "take a walk ( on purpose)" then to have to walk a few times a day to the jewish quarter.
I agree. We stayed in the kosher hotel in the ghetto and I'd do it again in a second. We took long walks on Friday night and Shabbos afternoon but davening and our meals were a minute away.


Where do people stay in Venice for shabbos bec all the hotels I see (SPG, Hilton,...) are all very far from the Jewish area

See the Venice Master Thread for tons of talk about this. (Some in the past few days too.)

There's a kosher hotel in the ghetto; there's the Carnival 5-10 min away; there are airbnb's around if you want that; and there are plenty of people who will tell you that the main attraction of Venice is walking around and that therefore it's fine to stay far away :)

Does Venice really look like this on summer weekends?
Pictures courtesy of news sites' articles on Venice's new tourist barriers :)

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Venice Master Thread
« on: May 23, 2018, 08:34:53 AM »
If looking for most convenient with no frills, the kosher hotel I'm the ghetto is my pick.

Pickup location: Romema
Pickup date & time: Thurs May 24 9:00 am
Drop Off location: Romema
Drop Off Date & Time: Fri May 25 9:00 am
Preferred Car Size: pls quote Mazda3 and Mazda6 classes.
Age: 23
Credit Cards: Amex Plat Canada with letter confirming CDW.

Not a tourist, so pls include VAT in prices.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Toronto Master Thread
« on: May 22, 2018, 03:41:58 AM »
Which of the 3 Area's (Down south, Clanton Park or Thorn hill ) are the closest to YYZ? For food & minyanim.
I will be in Toronto for 2 nights & time is of Essence.
Any hotels suggestions is welcome.

Down South or Thornhill are best for food. Down South is best for Minyanim. (Boat shul with minyan every half hour, or other places...)

Aside from the Holiday Inn Yorkdale (a 10 min drive) there aren't really hotels close by. There are plenty off airbnb's though. Search near the Boat Shul (postal code there is M6B 3B1) if you want to be within walking distance of frequent minyanim.

One suggestion when searching for airbnb's- avoid the ones right near Lawrence/Varna. I've noticed that there are a few there but the neighborhood is kinda seedy. Anything East of Varna should be better though. Looks like there are alot of Airbnb's South of the Boat shul, and that area definitely nicer (than Varna).

Credit Cards / Re: Canadian Credit Cards
« on: May 18, 2018, 08:19:04 AM »
Applying for the MBNA Alaska card for my wife, and if there's a way to pull it off, I want to earn the points to my account.
Anyone know if I can put my Alaska Mileage Plan # on a credit card application for her (i.e. will they catch it?), or if I can somehow pool the points afterwards to book flights together? Thanks

On The Road / Re: Turo question
« on: May 16, 2018, 01:25:56 PM »
This via Jalopnik:

standard plan, they would make $75 a day off of the $100 that it’s listed for. Owners are free to manage their own prices accordingly.

....people who rent the cars have three plans to choose from when renting from Turo. The full article on Turo’s website can be found here, but here’s the meat of it:

“Premium” Package: The renter’s out-of-pocket exposure is limited to payment of a deductible of $500. When damage is reported, the renter will be charged $500, and if the total costs (direct costs of damage, plus all “Related Costs”, as defined below) are less than $500, the renter will be refunded the difference.
“Basic” Package: The renter’s out-of pocket exposure is limited to a payment of a deductible of $3000, under the same structure described in the Premium package.
“Decline Coverage” Package: The renter’s financial responsibility is essentially unlimited, and is bounded only by the actual cash value of the car, plus all Related Costs. This means that if the car is lost, stolen, or damaged so extensively that the expected cost of repairs exceeds 75% of the actual cash value, the renter is responsible to pay the entire actual cash value of the car, plus all Related Costs, minus any residual salvage value.

One Way
Max stops: 2
From: TLV
Departure dates: July 12, 15 or 16 (Jul 11 if it's late in the day)
Class: Economy
Seats: 2
Points: Aeroplan or Avios (can't transfer Avios to Iberia though- no account activity)

I would also be fine with some other airport in the northeast with max 1 stop if there are cheap paid tickets from there to YYZ. For example, there are $81 flights from EWR to YYZ many days.

$50 Amazon gift card for finding a flight (that I subsequently book) using Aeroplan or Avios with low fuel surcharges.

Goods For Sale/Trade / Looking oi buy an Obi in Israel
« on: May 10, 2018, 05:19:54 AM »
I'm looking to buy an Obi (200 or 202) in Israel asap. If anyone has one, please pm!

I run a small business in the US from here using a US number on my Obi and my Obi just died, leaving me kinda stuck. I need one asap! Thanks.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Toronto Master Thread
« on: May 09, 2018, 05:02:34 PM »
Where's your driver's license issued?

Have you checked out the prices in Buffalo?

No. Are they better?

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Toronto Master Thread
« on: May 09, 2018, 03:13:47 PM »

You may be better off trying to get a good deal buying a used car from a private sale and flipping it when you're done with it.

You're right. I'm just not sure how much time and risk I want to put into it :)

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Toronto Master Thread
« on: May 09, 2018, 01:59:03 PM »
1. Put up a sign in the boat shul. 2. Ask on the Toronto Yiddin email  group. 3. Grape vine group...
Thanks. I've used the grapevine before, but I wasn't familiar with the Toronto Yidden email group. Just found their address online. Do I just email them to join?

I'm not so hopeful about finding anyone on those groups for such a long period of time, and I don't mind paying (just not through the roof ideally), so does anyone know of a local place that does short term leases or long term rentals at a decent price?

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Toronto Master Thread
« on: May 09, 2018, 12:55:46 PM »
I need a car in Toronto for just under 3 months (mid July to early Oct). Traditional rentals are expensive. Turo is a bit cheaper but not great either. Lease takeovers seem hard to find for a period that short.

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Have you checked Alitalia availability?
Only availability is a few days later for 50k + 151 eur in economy one-way with 2 stops.

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