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  • Tel AvivIt's been a bit of an adjustment being here with the family since they have been travelling for a while and are all recovering from being sick. I think I am more ready to hit the ground running than they Posted by Eyakiwchuk in This Is Actually Happening...For Real! | Feb 9, 2013
  • Tel AvivHi everyone, Hope all is well in the world of snow and ice. As Michael explained we had a crazy departure from India. In all of our travel I have never experienced that kind of chaos in an airport. Posted by Aoshry in The Big Trip | Feb 5, 2013
  • Building Bridges for Peace in Haifa, IsraelThe most difficult and challenging thing that I have ever done in my life was to immigrate to Haifa Israel at the tender age of fifty nine. I can think of no nation or place anywhere that has more spiritual Posted by eshugerman in Life in Israel | Jan 12, 2013
  • Day 7 Highlight = Garden of GethsemaneToday is the last day of the tour - I can't believe how much we have seen. It has been totally wonderful, just an amazing experience and I am so grateful that I have had the opportunity. We started at Posted by travel96761 in Israel & Egypt | Jan 4, 2013
  • Day 6 Highlight = Floating in the Dead Sea Today we had an early start of 8am - except 1 couple thought it was 8.30 and held us all up! Then it was off to the village of Bethany where Mary, Martha & Lazarus lived. We saw Posted by travel96761 in Israel & Egypt | Dec 27, 2012
  • Day 5 Highlight = Via Dolorosa Today we spent the day in Jerusalem, the Old City. It was fascinating, memorable and exhausting all at the same time. We entered through Herod's Gate in the Muslim Quarter and the first stop was the Church of St Anne, Posted by travel96761 in Israel & Egypt | Dec 27, 2012
  • Day 4 Highlight = The Church of the NativityToday we had a free morning until 12noon when the bus came to collect us for our evening in Bethlehem. After an early breakfast I met up with another girl from the group and we went on an adventure to Posted by travel96761 in Israel & Egypt | Dec 27, 2012
  • Day 3 Highlight = CapernaumToday we had a later start of 9am but that made no difference to me since I was awake at 4am with jet-lag! (I am hoping it will go soon) Consequently I was up and breakfasted by 7am Posted by travel96761 in Israel & Egypt | Dec 24, 2012
  • Israeli FoodThis entry is for all you foodies out there ..... Well never have I seen so many pastries, yep french style pastries. Jen (lots of pastries with Nutella, dark chocolate lumps in them etc), donuts and croissants etc. Posted by travel96761 in Israel & Egypt | Dec 24, 2012
  • Day 2 Highlight = Sea of Galilee Did you know that the Sea of Galilee is 212m below sea level? I have been to Death Valley which is only 78m below sea level but here it is 212m .... interesting. I'm looking forward to the Posted by travel96761 in Israel & Egypt | Dec 23, 2012
  • Day 1 Highlight = NazarethThe tour started today and we have an interesting group of Aussies to travel with + 1 x South African, 1x Pom & 1 x Singaporean but the rest are from Oz. The tour guide's name is Lewis and Posted by travel96761 in Israel & Egypt | Dec 23, 2012
  • Tel AvivThis morning I woke early - 4.30am, after getting to bed at 1.30am. (The body clock isnt quite right.....). So after an early breaky I set off to explore Tel Aviv. The weather was overcast, raining Posted by travel96761 in Israel & Egypt | Dec 20, 2012
  • Where to stay in Jerusalem?Regardless of how long you plan to stay in Jerusalem, I recommend you choose accommodation in the Old City. Why? Three reasons: 1) The hostels are cheaper 2) You will find yourself at the (multi)cultural heart of the city 3) Most of Posted by Hachiko in Anytime - Anyplace - Anywhere - Any way | Dec 16, 2012
  • Things You Should Know Before Travelling to Jerusalem I’m always surprised to find that people are afraid to travel to Jerusalem, that they think it ‘unsafe’. Most people I encounter seem to have this fear competing fiercely with their curiosity about the historical and cultural patchwork that is Posted by Hachiko in Anytime - Anyplace - Anywhere - Any way | Dec 16, 2012
  • The melting pot that is IsraelIsrael: a small country on the Mediterranean Sea, difficult to get in and out of, and a mecca to three of the world’s religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Both being Catholic we had an interest in visiting the holy Posted by 270days in Around the world in 270 days | Nov 20, 2012
  • Burgers But Not Fried Chicken in HaifaVisitors to the modern Jewish state no longer need to ponder the old question: "will we eat well during our trip" The limited choice of restaurants in the early years of austerity and struggle in the land of Canaan have Posted by eshugerman in Life in Israel | Oct 14, 2012
  • Who Has the Right to Call it Football?Who Has the Right to Call it Football? I grew up in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in the years when today's football heroes the Steelers were the goats of the beloved game. I am now the tender age of sixty four. The Steelers Posted by eshugerman in Life in Israel | Sep 2, 2012
  • Miracle Country As much as you read and see about Israel in the news, spending time in Jerusalem you would be forgiven for thinking that the area is peaceful and sta Posted by remoteman in The Med and more | Aug 16, 2012
  • The belly of the beast The Holy City of Jerusalem conjures up different images for different people. To Christians it is the site of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. To the Jews, t Posted by remoteman in The Med and more | Aug 5, 2012
  • Israel, Part 3The Dead Sea is the lowest point on Earth. The sea is more than 1,000 feet below sea level and is one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world. On the Friday after the last day of camp, Posted by DanPan in Dan Pan - The Travel Man! | Aug 2, 2012
  • Israel, Part 2Unlike in Western Nations, the day of rest is not on Sunday in Israel. The Jewish day of rest begins at sundown on Friday and lasts until sundown on Saturday. This time is known as "Shabbat" - which means "the Posted by DanPan in Dan Pan - The Travel Man! | Aug 2, 2012
  • Israel, Part 1I was granted the wonderful opportunity to visit the Hoy Land for a third time. I participate in a yearly camp that takes place for the children of Russian-speaking believers in the Tel Aviv area. In order to get there, Posted by DanPan in Dan Pan - The Travel Man! | Aug 1, 2012
  • Our Tenth Day, What can we Say?!(Hello blog readers! We have posted a slew of blogs so please scroll below for all the posts!) On Saturday, we enjoyed a leisurely morning. We listened to a talk about current political issues in Israel delivered by a man who Posted by emandlaur in Em and Laur's Travel Blog! | Jul 23, 2012
  • A Day of Remembrance & Our Second Shabbat in IsraelThursday was an emotional day as we visited Yad Vashem (the holocaust memorial in Jerusalem) and the National Military Cemetary on Mount Herzl (the site where soliders who are killed in duty are buried). In the evening, we gave the Posted by emandlaur in Em and Laur's Travel Blog! | Jul 23, 2012
  • Rise and Shine, It's Masada TimeOn Wednesday, after a short sleep in the Bedouin Tent, we rose at 4:30 a.m. in order to prepare for our hike up Masada to catch the 5:45 a.m. sunrise. While quite steep, our hike turned into a run as Posted by emandlaur in Em and Laur's Travel Blog! | Jul 22, 2012
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