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Kotel Tunnel Tours/Old City Jewish and/or Muslim Quarter Tours (PM satturn if you want a private tour)
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Beit Harav Kook
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/kidsdaysoutisrael

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6880 on: March 02, 2016, 03:26:20 PM »


I haven't heard back from the guy yet. Keep you posted.
Sounds good!

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6881 on: March 03, 2016, 08:23:02 AM »


I haven't heard back from the guy yet. Keep you posted.
I guess he didn't answer you last night....

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6882 on: March 03, 2016, 09:36:08 AM »
I guess he didn't answer you last night....
Nope

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6883 on: March 03, 2016, 09:55:16 AM »
Does any know of a taxi service that can drive about 15/20 people to a destination in Israel (from Jerusalem)?
Thanks in advance:)

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6884 on: March 05, 2016, 12:59:55 PM »
@Emkay @sammy n
Mendy is the personal trainer I was referring to. His number is 0543143003.
As a customer you'll be able to use the gym whenever you please during opening hours.
I personally know a client of his, he is very happy with Mendy's work.
On the few occasions I spoke with Mendy, it's clear that he is enthusiastic about his work.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6885 on: March 05, 2016, 01:07:40 PM »
@Emkay @sammy n
Mendy is the personal trainer I was referring to. His number is 0543143003.
As a customer you'll be able to use the gym whenever you please during opening hours.
I personally know a client of his, he is very happy with Mendy's work.
On the few occasions I spoke with Mendy, it's clear that he is enthusiastic about his work.
Do you know his pricing at all?

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« Reply #6886 on: March 05, 2016, 01:24:15 PM »
Do you know his pricing at all?
Nope, but whatever he charges per hour as a personal trainer is also giving you a gym membership so I can't imagine it's overpriced.

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« Reply #6887 on: March 05, 2016, 01:26:55 PM »
Nope, but whatever he charges per hour as a personal trainer is also giving you a gym membership so I can't imagine it's overpriced.
precisely why i think it would be, but ill call him

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6888 on: March 05, 2016, 01:28:49 PM »
precisely why i think it would be, but ill call him
He markets himself as a personal trainer so he's charging personal trainer prices. He allows his clients access to the gym as a courtesy.
That was my impression.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6889 on: March 05, 2016, 02:00:55 PM »
Did Golan stop allowing American cc's again?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6890 on: March 05, 2016, 02:04:45 PM »
Did Golan stop allowing American cc's again?
i hope not

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6891 on: March 05, 2016, 02:08:57 PM »
I heard they did.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6892 on: March 05, 2016, 02:09:57 PM »

I heard they did.
I heard that as well.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6893 on: March 05, 2016, 02:39:18 PM »
Did Golan stop allowing American cc's again?

i hope not

I heard they did.

I heard that as well.
I was charged as normal on my American cc. @D93 ; where do u get this from?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6894 on: March 05, 2016, 02:41:37 PM »
I just changed my american cc 2 days ago. Whered you hear this?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6895 on: March 06, 2016, 02:34:27 AM »
anyone know of any nice restaurants in Bnei Brak/Tel Aviv with a Landau/Eda/Rubin,
Thanks

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6896 on: March 06, 2016, 02:38:26 AM »
anyone know of any nice restaurants in Bnei Brak/Tel Aviv with a Landau/Eda/Rubin,
Thanks

El Guacho in Ramat Gan?

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6897 on: March 06, 2016, 02:41:13 AM »

El Guacho in Ramat Gan?
afaik that restaurant is chalak BY or machpud. But haven't been there in a while

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Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6898 on: March 06, 2016, 02:46:24 AM »
El Guacho in Ramat Gan?
Its Machbud IIRC.

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Re: Israel Master Thread: Things To Do, Places To Eat
« Reply #6899 on: March 06, 2016, 11:19:16 AM »
Did Golan stop allowing American cc's again?

Ported from Orange today in store.  No issues with American CC.