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General Discussion / Re: Stocks
« on: March 18, 2020, 08:09:04 PM »
Stock market floor to be closed. Will shift to all electronic trading.

Stupid question? Why do we need a market floor at all these days?

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Unless you want to go to Israel soon why would you cancel anything?

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Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Hotels.com Gift Cards
« on: March 08, 2020, 06:50:56 PM »
Selling 1 $500 GC and 1 $200 GC for 90%

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COVID-19 / Wuhan Novel Coronavirus Discussion / Re: Pesach Programs
« on: March 08, 2020, 10:13:27 AM »
There is a fierce debate within the highest echelons of the Israeli government, whether to ban Americans from entering, from next week. Might happen next week.

https://www.bhol.co.il/news/1086002

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Colombia Master Thread
« on: March 04, 2020, 02:33:06 PM »
hyatt place should have free breakfast for all members

Right, that's what my concierge told me but the hotel wanted to charge me so I said I was globalist and they said no problem. Perhaps it could've worked for regular members as well? or maybe the free breakfast is only the one offered by the hotel restaurant?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Croatia Master Thread
« on: March 03, 2020, 10:23:44 PM »
Can't answer your question specifically for April (i went in the summer), but it's an absolute must-see. I can only imagine it's nicer because less people will be there

+100 about it being a must see!

No idea about April. I was there in August and some parts were very crowded but there was also plenty of quiet areas once you go past the "bridge". It was also insanely hot but April should have pleasant weather.

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Colombia Master Thread
« on: February 28, 2020, 07:56:30 AM »
I'm staying at the Hyatt Place Bogota right now. It is a brand new hotel and the opening party was actually today. It is owned by Yidden (5 brothers) and there's a Mezuza at the front door. I met the owners who are very nice people and so is the staff super nice. They will provide complimentary Kosher Breakfast by request for Hyatt members( under the Bogota Vaad Hakashrus Hechsher). They are very open to accommodating Jewish travelers.

Correction: breakfast is free for globalists. For non globalist there might be a charge (for 2 people 2 days it would’ve been about 30 USD)


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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Colombia Master Thread
« on: February 27, 2020, 10:09:48 PM »
I'm staying at the Hyatt Place Bogota right now. It is a brand new hotel and the opening party was actually today. It is owned by Yidden (5 brothers) and there's a Mezuza at the front door. I met the owners who are very nice people and so is the staff super nice. They will provide complimentary Kosher Breakfast by request for Hyatt members( under the Bogota Vaad Hakashrus Hechsher). They are very open to accommodating Jewish travelers.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Where Are You Posting From Now?
« on: February 27, 2020, 09:12:24 PM »
Hyatt Place Convention Center Bogota, Colombia.

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Credit Cards / Re: Barclays Arrival Plus World Elite MC Master Thread
« on: February 21, 2020, 08:58:21 AM »
ther are $0 AF CC earning 2%, why pay the AF?

If you’re paying for it you should get the capital one spark cash/miles, redemption are way more flexible.

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Up In The Air / Re: Flying with infant
« on: February 21, 2020, 12:54:55 AM »
I am planning a trip for August to Europe and am taking along my baby who will then be 21 months old. My question is should I rather book 2 business class seats and have her share with me or DW, or should I book economy tickets and buy an extra seat for her? Its a long haul flight and we have never yet taken her on anything farther than Florida.

When we flew TLV-JFK we booked one seat in economy and one business and we switched off a couple of times. baby got his seat and we were able to get some sleep as well. on a 12+ hour flight it was the best option for us.

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yup. That and amazing meals (Mealmart) - same plant, I believe. Gourmet Glatt  had the chicken and beef soup  meals for $2.99 recently (maybe still ongoing)

Are those better then Borenstein level? How would you rate it?

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Paris Master Thread
« on: February 19, 2020, 04:57:22 PM »
For anyone visiting Paris, I highly suggest visiting the Atelier de Lumieres.

Make sure to book tickets a couple days before as it sells out

https://www.atelier-lumieres.com/

Did anyone check this out?
(If you've been to Tokyo museum, probably not worth it)

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Paris Master Thread
« on: February 19, 2020, 04:55:32 PM »
It's very cool and funny reading everyone's perspectives on arabic drivers and city driving lol

I think the bottom line is that it depends on the type of person you are and what driving experience you have. I personally don't understand what's wrong with Paris Uber drivers, took it several times and never had any issue they were all very nice and better service then NYC.

But personally I also think that if you have city driving experience and comfortable driving manual or renting automatic, it might make sense to rent a car, especially with kids. Definitely not like driving in midtown Manhattan for example. One advice is that you might want to rent a smaller car over a big minivan or 7p SUV, it will give you an easier time navigating the streets and parking lots. I know for myself that when I have a car I am much more inclined to go out and visit more places. but if you come from middle America and wouldn't drive in Brooklyn then definitely do not rent a car. there's plenty of other ways to get around such as bikes, scooters, bus, subway, trains, trams, Ubers and other taxi apps

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Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Maldives Master Thread
« on: February 19, 2020, 12:43:50 AM »
While this might not be everyone’s cup of tea, you can fly delta JFK-BOM direct, have a night stopover in BOM (maybe get some food from Chabad delivered) and then BOM-MLE the next morning. Low category points hotels in India and service is great while it will give you a chance to recover. On the way back you can have a 6 hour stopover in BOM. I would suggest go to the city taxis are super cheap go to the Taj Mahal hotel, get some Indian/Mumbai vibe for a few hours (more then that might not be bearable for some lol) get some food at Chabad and head back. [do check traffic though! The airport to Colaba area where Chabad and Taj Mahal is can take 2-3 hours at peak traffic time but much much less at night]

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