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Goods For Sale/Trade / concept 2 rower
« on: November 29, 2020, 06:51:24 PM »
Anyone have a concept 2 model d with pm5 for sale? Looking for 1-2 at $500 obo

Deals/Deal Requests / Want to get rid of soil- ~1000 pounds
« on: June 10, 2020, 02:19:58 PM »
Anyone need free soil?

Or know where I can legally dispose of it north of Riverdale, or NJ?

Goods For Sale/Trade / mavic pro fly more bundle
« on: August 15, 2018, 10:59:05 AM »
Looking to sell my drone. Have flown it only 10 times. Near perfect condition. comes with a great case purchased separately, 3 batteries and other accessories from the bundle.
Looking for $675
Please pm me.

Won the lottery for the 1pm show tomorrow- May 23. I cant see it in the end.
Looking to sell the pair at $80 which is lower than lottery price.

Please PM

Deals/Deal Requests / extra camera from Amazon deal last week
« on: July 25, 2017, 08:08:48 PM »
please pm me if you have an extra of this camera- I missed the deal and would happily buy from you.

Deals/Deal Requests / Looking for fleece jacket with custom logo
« on: April 26, 2017, 05:02:35 PM »
Does anyone know of a good company that sells high-quality, possibly brand name, fleece jacket with custom logo?

I would be interested in it if you will not be using it.

Trip Reports / Faroe Islands- with a day in Manchester and Copenhagen
« on: August 19, 2016, 12:34:26 PM »

Deals/Deal Requests / Selling 2 old collectible liquor bottles
« on: July 17, 2016, 02:26:31 PM »
Disclosure- I am not sure the kosher status on these and the prices online vary. So please give me offers.
1. A 750ml bottle of Mandingo Liqueur. 42 proof. Imported from Italy. NY-1-205

2. A bottle of J.G. Monnet Anniverssairre Cognac. In original wooden box.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Faroe Islands
« on: June 17, 2016, 02:00:12 PM »
Has anyone been there? I am looking for advice for a 3 day trip.

Up In The Air / Google flights says I require a travel agent?
« on: November 23, 2015, 09:01:39 PM »
Is there a way to book this ticket online? Or is there a TA here who can help me?

I may want to change a reservation for this Sunday.
The new reservation would have me leaving Cleveland at 6 am. Land in Newark at 7:40am and then I would have an international flight from JFK at 10:40am. Is this too risky? We will be checking bags as well.

This TR will not be the classic TR for I worked my way through the trip as a mashgiach on Kosherica. I am writing this up for myself so I don't forget my trips, but I wanted to share it with others as well. Enjoy
[Disclaimer: I will not be discussing how complicated it was to be a mashgiach on a ship that catered for 2,000 non-kosher passengers in
the same kitchen that we had to use for 90 kosher passengers. For that you can PM me. ] I will never be a mashgiach again, especially now that I have the miles to travel.

I wanted to travel the world since I was a child. I aspired to see Europe, Australia and frankly anywhere else that I had yet to be. My family went on vacation when I was younger and they were great, but they were usually beach destinations like Hawaii, Mexico, Dominican Republic etc. I desired more.

In April of 2012, a friend of mine was in contact with Kosherica to be a mashgiach on 3 cruises to Alaska and I asked him for their email address to see if they had other mashgiach positions available. Long story short, after 50+ emails in 2 days I had a ticket booked for myself and a good friend to Stockholm with a return ticket from Amsterdam 21 days later.

I was to work 8-10 hours a day, but I would get to eat gourmet kosher food and would be able to see some spectacular places.  I estimated the cost would be a flush; my plane ticket and travelling expenses would be about the same as I was set to make. I checked the price for the 17 day option and I was happy to see I was getting a $6,500 cruise+cash in return for some labor. I was told that I could work early and late shift some days in order to have 8 consecutive hours off, and even on the worst shifts I would have 3-4 consecutive hours off to tour the area. As a 19 year old this awesome. I had not yet built up any points and I could now travel to some great places in luxury for free! I didn't even have to get a hard pull for this.
The itinerary looked great. We were to travel ( I do not remember the order): Stockholm-Estonia-St. Petersburg-Amsterdam-Finland-Germany (Berlin and Hamburg)-Copenhagen-4 stops in Norway. I was most excited to see the fjords in Norway.

The trip started in Stockholm, and my taxi ride was the extent of what I saw there. The first day itself was the most laborious for we had to kasher the kitchen and learn about all the protocols of the ship and of kosherica. (the ship had many more rules than kosherica). After the shift, I explored the ship and it was great. I new I would spend my free time while cruising on the roof playing basketball or watching people lose a bunch of money in the casino (we were not allowed to gamble as machgichim).
The first night was a great steak dinner and I was tired from the travel so I went to my room for an early night. 

In Estonia my friend and I were able to get off the same time and we went to explore the quaint town. We saw a few signs for segway rentals and decided we had to rent them. We asked the guy if it was happy hour (buy one get one free) and he was amused by this. He said unfortunately not, but he would give us a discount anyways. We rented the segways and set off to tour. It was a very small town and most of my pictures are us having fun on the segways:

The ship docked in Estonia:

The marketplace there:

TBC when I am bored with physics.......

Up In The Air / Choice between EK F and UA J- this is not a joke!
« on: December 18, 2014, 08:57:57 PM »
I am headed back to SA in January and I already booked my tickets for myself and my dad.
I just checked on Alaska Air and there is a single seat available for the return on EK. My dad and I are fine splitting up but here is the question:
How big of a pain will it be to change my United J flight to just one pax from 2 and how much should it cost me?
EK Fis only open from DXB-America but as of now I will risk being in economy for the JNB-DXB- is this worth it?

Sooner the better so I can book!

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