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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #225 on: October 09, 2015, 10:27:56 AM »
but they have a cool visa stamp. you have to request one though
Darn, just drove through. took 30 seconds and noone even looked at me

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #226 on: October 09, 2015, 11:27:23 AM »
Darn, just drove through. took 30 seconds and noone even looked at me
That's exactly why I didn't request one. That and holding up the line longer didn't seem like a good idea.

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #227 on: October 09, 2015, 12:55:32 PM »
Anyone know what time shachris is by Nefusot Yehudah on shabbos?

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #228 on: October 10, 2015, 07:08:19 PM »
That's exactly why I didn't request one. That and holding up the line longer didn't seem like a good idea.
there was no line when i was leaving

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #229 on: May 05, 2016, 12:05:33 AM »
We would like to visit Gibralter which other cities in South of Spain worthwhile to go to.  Minyan a plus.

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #230 on: May 05, 2016, 12:38:39 AM »
We would like to visit Gibralter which other cities in South of Spain worthwhile to go to.  Minyan a plus.
None have a regular minyan. All are nice. Look up which things you'd like to see and decide that way.

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #231 on: June 05, 2016, 12:10:16 AM »
Question: has anyone driven to La Linea, parked car there over Shabbos, and walked across border to GIB? Wondering if it is worthwhile to avoid the driving and parking hassles in GIB, as it seems very close (20-minute walk) from border to Elliott. Also seems like pedestrian crossing may be less likely to suffer delay at border, though the few posters above indicated they had no problems by car, either. 

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #232 on: June 05, 2016, 12:28:45 AM »
Question: has anyone driven to La Linea, parked car there over Shabbos, and walked across border to GIB? Wondering if it is worthwhile to avoid the driving and parking hassles in GIB, as it seems very close (20-minute walk) from border to Elliott. Also seems like pedestrian crossing may be less likely to suffer delay at border, though the few posters above indicated they had no problems by car, either. 

Thanks in advance.
I found parking at the Elliott to be easy enough. True, the streets of GIB to the hotel were tight and it took about 20 minutes to cross the boarder by car, but I think it was worth not schlepping suitcases for a 20 minute walk. Gibraltar is very hot and humid in the summer (not quite like Singapore, but still hot and humid), so it won't be a fun walk. Plus the sidewalks are very narrow or nonexistent making the walk that much harder. And that's not to mention the safety of the parking lots in Spain. I'd rather have my car in a private lot in the hotel than left there for 2 days.

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #233 on: June 05, 2016, 12:34:24 AM »
I found parking at the Elliott to be easy enough. True, the streets of GIB to the hotel were tight and it took about 20 minutes to cross the boarder by car, but I think it was worth not schlepping suitcases for a 20 minute walk. Gibraltar is very hot and humid in the summer (not quite like Singapore, but still hot and humid), so it won't be a fun walk. Plus the sidewalks are very narrow or nonexistent making the walk that much harder. And that's not to mention the safety of the parking lots in Spain. I'd rather have my car in a private lot in the hotel than left there for 2 days.
Sold. Thanks, Yehoshua.

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #234 on: June 05, 2016, 12:34:55 AM »
Sold. Thanks, Yehoshua.
Enjoy!!

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #235 on: July 03, 2016, 12:51:35 AM »
Friend at shul told me today that the Jewish community of GIB is (one of the?) last to consider swordfish as kosher and, in fact, it is a traditional Friday night dinner.  Anyone with personal experience here? I can ask my LOR, but wondering if anyone has first-hand experience.

I googled and found this: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiEiaajvtbNAhXCyoMKHbbCDAYQFgg1MAM&url=http%3A%2F%2Fhalachicadventures.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2009%2F09%2FMishpacha-mesoah-dinner.pdf&usg=AFQjCNEjRTPDTCRvPKe9O6FjWcJhY_Pakg&sig2=Hc2t24TMvzdwMJmm-aDp9A.

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #236 on: July 03, 2016, 01:02:44 AM »
Friend at shul told me today that the Jewish community of GIB is (one of the?) last to consider swordfish as kosher and, in fact, it is a traditional Friday night dinner.  Anyone with personal experience here? I can ask my LOR, but wondering if anyone has first-hand experience.

I googled and found this: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiEiaajvtbNAhXCyoMKHbbCDAYQFgg1MAM&url=http%3A%2F%2Fhalachicadventures.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2009%2F09%2FMishpacha-mesoah-dinner.pdf&usg=AFQjCNEjRTPDTCRvPKe9O6FjWcJhY_Pakg&sig2=Hc2t24TMvzdwMJmm-aDp9A.
FWIW the people we ate at didn't serve it.

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #237 on: July 11, 2016, 01:38:39 AM »
how do i find out minyan times for shabbos? website was last updated in 2010!
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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #238 on: July 11, 2016, 08:30:15 AM »
how do i find out minyan times for shabbos? website was last updated in 2010!
Call. Most minyanim for shachris are at 9am IIRC.

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #239 on: July 11, 2016, 09:01:11 AM »
Friend at shul told me today that the Jewish community of GIB is (one of the?) last to consider swordfish as kosher and, in fact, it is a traditional Friday night dinner.  Anyone with personal experience here? I can ask my LOR, but wondering if anyone has first-hand experience.

I googled and found this: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiEiaajvtbNAhXCyoMKHbbCDAYQFgg1MAM&url=http%3A%2F%2Fhalachicadventures.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2009%2F09%2FMishpacha-mesoah-dinner.pdf&usg=AFQjCNEjRTPDTCRvPKe9O6FjWcJhY_Pakg&sig2=Hc2t24TMvzdwMJmm-aDp9A.
They eat a lot of fish but never heard of anyone there eating swordfish.