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31. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Quoting NiuMei84

My friend went to Israel,Tel aviv couple of years ago and she had a great time out there.But I guess that Tel aviv is not the craziest part of Israel right?

Cheers,Minna

I went to Israel twice in the 90's and had no probs. Managed to see Tel Aviv, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea etc. You won't be allowed through the road blocks into troubled areas anyway. But if you keep putting it off you will never go.

32. Posted by Smiley_sai (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

you wouldnt want to miss Turkey belive me. Stories can be created.

33. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

So do I (surprised with the statistic). This morning I read an article in the newspaper which publicised the beauty of Lebanon - It was used to be a room for wars and battles.

Lee

34. Posted by snowy777 (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y

I would love to go to Turkey one day. Heard all the good stories about it. For Dutch, Turkey is quite a popular destination.

35. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

I'm told that Israeli's aren't allowed into Muslim countries, such as Afghanistan. If Jewish, it could pay to keep quiet about it in Arab countries at least

36. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

You might be right Wocca. When I went to the United Arab Emirates, I looked at the visa regulations and it as good as said that if you are Jewish, then don't bother applying. But that's cool, at least they're not puting a WALL up around the place.

37. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

It was an Israeli that mentioned it to me

38. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

I've been to India 3 times (the first time for 6 weeks)and also spent 2 weeks in Turkey. I found both to be great destinations and would definitely go back (don't avoid them). The Sudan is the only place I recall where I didn't feel comfortable (people were not that friendly)and wouldn't want to go back. I wouldn't go to Afghanistan or Iraq or Algeria (Why? because I want to live to travel another day).

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