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  • Very new to very old.It was a jam-packed day. After making a stop at the memorial where Yitzak Rabin was shot we left Tel Aviv and drove over to Jaffa which is one of the most ancient port cities in the world. Posted by CWalts in A New Adventure - Israel & Jordan | Dec 25, 2015
  • Day 3- Travel to GalileeShalom to everyone! I am in my hotel room now. I apologize for failing to write today. Due to a challenge transferring pictures, I will not be able to post pictures from today till tomorrow. Today was a busy day, Posted by Jordan Long in Experiencing Israel | Jun 13, 2017
  • Are We There Yet?After leaving our morning tour, we boarded the streetcar and rode down to the Damascus Gate, which marks the entrance to the Muslim Quarter of the Old City. Our afternoon tour -- of the Mount of Olives -- was Posted by NellieVA in Visit to the Holy Land Over Holy Week | Apr 17, 2014
  • Smugglers and RooftopsThis was our final morning in Israel, and we resolved to sleep in if possible. Our flight to Istanbul -- where we would spend the night, before continuing on to Washington the next day -- was not until 9:15pm, Posted by NellieVA in Visit to the Holy Land Over Holy Week | Apr 18, 2014
  • Sidetrip to a SettlementWe'd made arrangements for a shared Nesher Taxi to take us back to the airport in Tel Aviv. It is a surprisingly efficient system, as you call them up, tell them where you are and the time of your Posted by NellieVA in Visit to the Holy Land Over Holy Week | Apr 18, 2014
  • Welcome Back to the First WorldI believe our taxi from the gate to the runway took almost as long as the actual flight. Total time of the flight was 18 minutes from wheels up to wheels down. They only flew at an altitude Posted by NellieVA in Visit to the Holy Land Over Holy Week | Apr 15, 2014
  • No, You Don't Eat the HeadStill soaking in the news of the promotion and adjusting to the new crowds of the Tel Aviv airport, we headed outside and secured a shared taxi (Nesher) which would take us to our hotel in Jerusalem. The Nesher Posted by NellieVA in Visit to the Holy Land Over Holy Week | Apr 15, 2014
  • Okay...We Get It....You're ReligiousThe motto for the State of Israel should read, "Just Open Your Wallet." As previewed by our dinner the night before and soon to be accentuated over the next few days, prices in Israel are extreme. Outrageous, really. Posted by NellieVA in Visit to the Holy Land Over Holy Week | Apr 16, 2014
  • Day 3- Heading to Galilee9:13am Good morning! We are on the bus now. Our new bus has WIFI, so I will try to write throughout the day. We have left the Shomron, or the West Bank, and are heading towards the coast i Posted by Jordan Long in Experiencing Israel | Jun 12, 2017
  • Day 2- ShomronShalom everyone! This blog is becoming a group effort. Kelsey, Desire and Andrew assisted with descriptions of yesterday’s events and faithfully stayed at it with me until after midnight. They are here with me tonight also. We had another busy Posted by Jordan Long in Experiencing Israel | Jun 12, 2017
  • Day 1- ShomronHi everyone, It is 10:06pm here in Israel. I am finally getting a chance to write about the day. I will try to share in detail ....it was a very full day. Everyone came to breakfast much refreshed after a good Posted by Jordan Long in Experiencing Israel | Jun 11, 2017
  • The journey beginsHello everyone! We made it! I have been writing along the way but have not had internet to be able to post. So I am just going to catch up 7:04pm- Ok...we are finally on the plane! That was like the Posted by Jordan Long in Experiencing Israel | Jun 10, 2017
  • Jerusalem and BethlehemToday is Thanksgiving at home and we are spending it in Jerusalem and Bethlehem. From Ashdod we climbed through the Judean Hills to Jerusalem, and stopped at a high point from which you could see the Mount of Olives Posted by barb3389 in Barb and Paul's Adventures Abroad | Oct 12, 2014
  • Nazareth and Sea of GalileeWe arrived in Haifa today for our tour to Nazareth and the Galilee. Haifa is the 3rd largest city in Israel with 370,000 people. It is built on the Carmel Hills overlooking the sea. It was the Posted by barb3389 in Barb and Paul's Adventures Abroad | Oct 13, 2014
  • Tel Aviv and JaffaThe ship docked in Ashdod which is a major port for Israel and we are right in the centre of the industrial section, side by side with container ships being loaded. This morning was a real trial getting off Posted by barb3389 in Barb and Paul's Adventures Abroad | Oct 11, 2014
  • Goodbye Israel Our last day together was spent in Tel Aviv. We couldn't check in to our hotel early, so we found a place for lunch (TONS of vegan options here, it's so hard to choose!) and then we walked to the Posted by kmcveggie in Veggie Pack | May 10, 2017
  • Ein Gedi and the Dead SeaWe decided to rent a car to visit the Dead Sea instead of joining an organized tour, partly because the cost of the tour was really high and didn't include some entrance fees, and partly because we couldn't find one Posted by kmcveggie in Veggie Pack | May 10, 2017
  • The Holy CityYesterday we ventured out to a cafe and treated ourselves to a massive breakfast. I mean massive! This was their "vegan breakfast", full of different condiments and side dishes, toast, potatoes, and coffee. I was stuffed after but it was Posted by kmcveggie in Veggie Pack | May 10, 2017
  • Carmel Market Yesterday morning I woke up and did something I haven't done while on this trip - ventured out alone! I really wanted to wake up, get a coffee, and wander around, so I did. It sound silly now, but we Posted by kmcveggie in Veggie Pack | May 8, 2017
  • Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa Getting off the quick plane from Athens to Tel Aviv we grabbed a cab to head to our Air BNB. It was my first time using the service so I wasn't sure what to expect. The internet was right and Posted by kmcveggie in Veggie Pack | May 6, 2017
  • Home Sweet Second HomeWhen we crossed the border from Taba, Egypt to Eilat, Israel it was such a strange feeling to arrive in Israel by foot, and not by plane. Once we got through the security check we breathed in the Israel Posted by javerbook in The Books Review | Oct 25, 2010
  • Caesarea and final days On Friday we visited Caesarea with Gitta and Adi. Pronounced kay-sar-re-ya in Hebrew it is one of the great ancient cities on the Mediterranean. First developed by Heod in 22 BCE, it was conquered and destroyed many times since. Posted by Vita and Mel in Israel November 2016 | Nov 27, 2016
  • Mitzpeh Ramon and Tel AvivWednesday we had an amazing day visiting and hiking the Ramon Makhtesh. The makhtesh is not a crater like the Grand Canyon or other craters or canyons. It is not an impact crater but a geological formation in the Posted by Vita and Mel in Israel November 2016 | Nov 24, 2016
  • Trip south Today, Tuesday, we started a 2 day trip with Gitta and Adi to the desert. After meeting and having coffee in Kiryat Gat, our trip started with a stop at the Joe Alon Center, the Center for studies of Posted by Vita and Mel in Israel November 2016 | Nov 22, 2016
  • Jerusalem We spent two full days experiencing the culture and people of Jerusalem. On Sunday, which is Israel's Monday, we visited the Rockefeller museum, an amazing archeological wonder. Opened in 1930, it houses artifacts found in excavations in the 1920s and Posted by Vita and Mel in Israel November 2016 | Nov 21, 2016
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