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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #240 on: July 11, 2016, 02:04:17 PM »
They eat a lot of fish but never heard of anyone there eating swordfish.
Thanks. I'll let you know what I learn when I visit!

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #241 on: July 30, 2017, 11:43:41 AM »
1.How can I arrange in advance to be hosted for Shabbos meals?
2.Also, trying to decide between Elliot Hotel and Sunborn, would appreciate any comments.
3. Any feedback on the kosher restaurant in Marbella (aside from the Facebook page)?
3. I wonder how long is the drive from Marbella to Gibraltar, and what would a taxi cost?
Thanks!

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #242 on: July 30, 2017, 08:06:10 PM »
1.How can I arrange in advance to be hosted for Shabbos meals?
2.Also, trying to decide between Elliot Hotel and Sunborn, would appreciate any comments.
3. Any feedback on the kosher restaurant in Marbella (aside from the Facebook page)?
3. I wonder how long is the drive from Marbella to Gibraltar, and what would a taxi cost?
Thanks!
I think there is a community email address you can contact. Google Jewish community of Gibraltar and see if it comes up. 
Doubt you'll find someone who has been to both hotels :(

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #243 on: August 31, 2017, 03:51:20 PM »
I am trying to find out how to arrange in advance to be hosted for Shabbos meals in Gibraltar. I emailed the Gibraltar Jewish Community website but have not heard back yet. I wonder if any other DDF posters were hosted and can share information.   

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #244 on: August 31, 2017, 03:54:16 PM »
I am trying to find out how to arrange in advance to be hosted for Shabbos meals in Gibraltar. I emailed the Gibraltar Jewish Community website but have not heard back yet. I wonder if any other DDF posters were hosted and can share information.   
Thing is you're just another random dude online (assuming you're actually a dude at all). AFAIK there aren't any DDFers from Gibraltar, so I think you'd be best having someone you know (IRL) set you up.

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #245 on: August 31, 2017, 04:03:20 PM »
I'll PM you with my contact information and you can decide if I am legit and, then, if you wish to kindly direct me further that would be great. 

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #246 on: August 31, 2017, 04:16:49 PM »
I'll PM you with my contact information and you can decide if I am legit and, then, if you wish to kindly direct me further that would be great.
I don't live in GIB and can't recommend anyone. I can say people are super friendly and will likely invite you last minute Friday night.

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #247 on: August 31, 2017, 05:21:41 PM »
I have a couple of Gib cousins (through marriage) and plenty of friends from there....

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #248 on: September 01, 2017, 09:13:14 AM »
I have a couple of Gib cousins (through marriage) and plenty of friends from there....
Thanks, I PM'ed my contact information if you care to follow-up, much appreciated!

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #249 on: September 02, 2017, 10:53:27 PM »
1.How can I arrange in advance to be hosted for Shabbos meals?
2.Also, trying to decide between Elliot Hotel and Sunborn, would appreciate any comments.
3. Any feedback on the kosher restaurant in Marbella (aside from the Facebook page)?
3. I wonder how long is the drive from Marbella to Gibraltar, and what would a taxi cost?
Thanks!

I stayed in the Elliot Hotel and wasn't very impressed. It's right next to the Jewish community but keep in mind that the entire Gibraltar is TINY!
We heard great things about the Sunborn and went to check it out and it was really cool....would definitely recommend it!
We also had a hard time being hosted for meals in advance.....in the end we were invited for the Friday night meal when someone knocked on our hotel room door to invite us.

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #250 on: January 01, 2018, 11:00:12 AM »
I note that many interesting trip planning questions go unanswered, or are not completely or thoroughly dealt with; and I would love to learn how it worked out and how the questioners would answer their own questions upon their return. That would make the DDF an even  more valuable resource for trip planners. I propose that, while we may not have the time or inclination to do a trip report, when we have some time after returning, to please go back and quote your own question and answer it in the same thread for the benefit of others. Thank you in advance. 

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #251 on: February 16, 2018, 11:36:39 AM »
Posted this before, and on Spain thread as well, but reposting now closer to my upcoming trip to see if anyone else might want to weigh with some helpful advice on this. I emailed the Gib Community website about Shabbos meals but have not received any response. Seems awkward to solicit a Shabbos meal invite but apparently this is how itís done in Gibraltar. Yet, how do I make this happen?

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #252 on: February 16, 2018, 01:53:13 PM »
Posted this before, and on Spain thread as well, but reposting now closer to my upcoming trip to see if anyone else might want to weigh with some helpful advice on this. I emailed the Gib Community website about Shabbos meals but have not received any response. Seems awkward to solicit a Shabbos meal invite but apparently this is how itís done in Gibraltar. Yet, how do I make this happen?
I have seen reports of people being invited to meals when they showed up in Shul as the community knows when there's a stranger/guest in the back of Shul. Also no need to post in 2 different threads :)

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #253 on: February 16, 2018, 02:44:19 PM »
I have seen reports of people being invited to meals when they showed up in Shul as the community knows when there's a stranger/guest in the back of Shul. ... :)
I know, but traveling with DW on vacation, not feeling good about uncertainty and awkwardness of waiting until we are in Shul Friday night to possibly be invited. Too bad there is no Chabad, or restaurant open on Shabbos. We could buy out in advance but Friday night in particular not so geshmack to eat in the hotel room; we will be staying at the Sunborn Hotel, but not a suite.  And given what I understand is the extraordinary hachnosas orchim there, you would think that the community website would respond to an e-mail. 

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Re: Gibraltar Master Thread
« Reply #254 on: February 16, 2018, 02:49:11 PM »
I know, but traveling with DW on vacation, not feeling good about uncertainty and awkwardness of waiting until we are in Shul Friday night to possibly be invited. Too bad there is no Chabad, or restaurant open on Shabbos. We could buy out in advance but Friday night in particular not so geshmack to eat in the hotel room; we will be staying at the Sunborn Hotel, but not a suite.  And given what I understand is the extraordinary hachnosas orchim there, you would think that the community website would respond to an e-mail.
I've never heard of anyone even answering that email address, ever.