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Day 1: Promenade, Carmel Market, Neveh Tzedek, Tel Aviv, Israel travel blog

Day 1: Promenade, Carmel Market, Neveh Tzedek

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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Feel the gentle ocean breeze and drink the fresh air.  Our first full day in Israel begins with a full spread breakfast buffet at our Hotel Cinema.  Yummy. With full stomachs and a map marked by our front desk staff, we make our way to the ...

The Divide, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

The Divide

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Day 9: Drive from Western Galilee to Vered Hagalil, Tiberias, Israel travel blog

Day 9: Drive from Western Galilee to Vered Hagalil

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... at Vered Hagalil, we call it a night and happily doze off to sleep.  It was the end of our ninth day in Israel.  We have explored Tel Aviv, Zichron Ya'akov, Haifa, Akko and Rosh Hanikrah.  We have reached a milestone in our itinerary as we ...

Day12:Tel Hazor, Tel Dan, Tel Hai,  Metulla, Tiberias, Israel travel blog

Day12:Tel Hazor, Tel Dan, Tel Hai, Metulla

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... your way, not getting hung up on "seeing the movie", and expecting the unexpected. We are so close to the northern most town of Israel, Metulla, that we decide to swing by and take a look.  If you squint your eyes and don't read the Hebrew signs, ...

WUSS OUT, near the borders, Israel travel blog

WUSS OUT

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... weren't going to hatch.)  I had to get to Iran first.   I devised a stategy where I'd go illegally to Israel's friendliest neighbor, Jordan; turn left and go to Syria; pass some small hills between Syria and Turkey; if possible, get ...

Beyond the Headlines, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Beyond the Headlines

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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Jerusalem was the place I was most excited about visiting, but it was also the most challenging. I didn't have a lot of outward expectations prior to arrival.  However, I've been surprised by my reactions on an inner ...

Israeli hiker's body found in Yunnan, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Israeli hiker's body found in Yunnan

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... proved it beyond doubt." Kidron's insurance company sent a team to China to take his body to a forensic institute and then to Israel, Kidron said. "They found him 500 meters from where he had fallen. I was hoping he was still alive. I knew there ...

Haifa: The Port City, Haifa, Israel travel blog

Haifa: The Port City

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... faith was started in Haifa as yet another break off from Islam, and now the 4th monotheistic religion to claim Israel as its holy land. They basically believe that nature's beauty will overcome and have created aesthetically beautiful sites around the ...

My favorite place, Caesarea, Israel travel blog

My favorite place

A travel blog entry by eric

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... palaces belonging to Pontius Pilate.  I was surprised to see tablets bearing his name. The northern coast of Israel has always been strategically important.  Caesarea has also been inhabited by Phoenicians, Crusaders and Muslims.  Nearby ...

Jesus' birth home, Nazareth, Israel travel blog

Jesus' birth home

A travel blog entry by eric

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I made a short stop in Nazareth on the way to Galilee.  It's a small city situated along the side of a hill.  As soon as I got out of the bus, I started looking for the cliffs over which the townspeople tried to throw Jesus. The main sight ...

Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Israel travel blog

Sea of Galilee

A travel blog entry by eric

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I spent seventh grade at a British international school in Jerusalem.  My favoUrite coloUr is blue.  My headmaster asked me my surname.  In history class, I was learning about the contributions of the Roman Empire.  In scripture, it ...

Golan Heights, Banias, Israel travel blog

Golan Heights

A travel blog entry by eric

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... ; No tanks.  No noise.  No guards.  But there are a few abandoned fortifications.  This is also land Israel recently gained control of. I liked visiting Banias.  The temperatures are much cooler at this elevation.  And the ...

YOU SAY YOU SELL STORIES??, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

YOU SAY YOU SELL STORIES??

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... Maybe there are other reasons?  Here are the reasons given to me by the people I'd call ... The Top 5 Assholes of Israel! # 5. In Eilat, a vacationing Hassidic man told me he wasn't interested in what I had almost before I began talking.  ...

Day 25:Tower of David Museum,Enrico Macias Concert, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Day 25:Tower of David Museum,Enrico Macias Concert

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... can't quite absorb that we are here in Jerusalem, the iconic city, and how it appears to be so different from everywhere else in Israel. We go down for breakfast and we meet two people who say they are with a messianic group and start giving us more ...

ENCOUNTERS WITH RELIGIOUS PEOPLE, Tzfat, Israel travel blog

ENCOUNTERS WITH RELIGIOUS PEOPLE

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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...   Of course, there are Israeli's, on kibbutzes and in Tel Aviv, for example, who have independent views on "God."  Israel is a complex place.  But, we're talking about Tzfat now. One of my favorite things about Tzfat is that it's ...

Day of Rest, Rehovot, Israel travel blog

Day of Rest

A travel blog entry by laorfamily

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Today we just took it easy, went to the beach, a great afternoon nap and in the evening dinner with friends in ...

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Jerusalem

A travel blog entry by laorfamily

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We marked a whole day out for Jerusalem, and got an early start (10:30 or so) with my cousin who lived there for two years.  We drove around Mt. Scopus and Mt. of Olives to the Dung Gate (one of the six gates around the walled old city of Jerusalem) ...

How the extreme heat prevented a homicide, Arad, Israel travel blog

How the extreme heat prevented a homicide

A travel blog entry by laorfamily

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... baked goods for breakfast, and filled up our car 180 NS (around $45 for 3/4 of a 4 cylinder car). Now we know why in Israel only the rich people drive SUVs. It was a hot day, for a while we were driving with full air condition blowing freezing air on ...

Good to see you again JC, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Good to see you again JC

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Shades of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Shades of Israel

A travel blog entry by crystalwaitekus

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... different Tel Aviv is compared to Jerusalem.  It is so developed, so secular ... there is so much skin!  Compared to East Jerusalem, the difference feels like night and day.  Yet, I’m quickly learning there are many shades of ...

Goodbye Israel, Raanana, Israel travel blog

Goodbye Israel

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go, I'm standing here outside the door , I hate to wake you up to say goodbye. But the dawn is breakin', it's early morn', The Taxi's waitin', he's blown his horn. Already I'm so lonesome I could die. Thank you ...

Akko, Acre, Israel travel blog

Akko

A travel blog entry by laorfamily

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Even though some folks told us not to go to Acre, we decided to do so anyway, and we weren't disappointed.  The drive along the coast and through Haifa is very scenic, Acre is a very interesting city, and a  UNESCO World Heritage ...

Afterward Part 3:  Touchstones, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Afterward Part 3: Touchstones

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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"There is only one journey.  Going inside yourself." By Rainer Maria Rilke This is my list of touchstones that I reference now and again while traveling.  It's purpose is to keep me centered and grounded and remind me of what is ...

Shana Tova, Kibbutz Geva, Israel travel blog

Shana Tova

A travel blog entry by laorfamily

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... let's go to the emergency room. A parents' worst nightmare, being in a foreign country with kids in the hospital (even though Israel's healthcare is very good). Of course our son embarrassed us, when we got to the hospital he was feeling better, the ...

Party in Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel travel blog

Party in Tel Aviv

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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If I had to make a generalization about Israeli (and we all know I don't have to:), I'd say they are the biggest flirts ever - guys and girls alike. It takes the an Israeli guy about 3 minutes to go from intro to coffee/drink/dinner invitation. Some may ...

City of David, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

City of David

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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On another day in Jerusalem, Linda from Israel Parks and Nature and I went to an alternative archaeology tour of the City of David, where we learned about the area from Alphie Greenberg, an archaeologist based in Tel Aviv for many years.  Unlike ...

Day 14: Fort Belvoir, Beit She'an, Qumram, Ein Gedi, Israel travel blog

Day 14: Fort Belvoir, Beit She'an, Qumram

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... , he can be reached at blueqem@arava.co.il.  Until I saw the calendar, I had not realized that an annual calendar in Israel starts with September as the first month of the year.  It seems to make sense as I think about it now that the calendar ...

WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST, Tzfat, Israel travel blog

WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... talking about Iraqis.  The most derogatory thing he said was that Hezbollah would sometimes bring cilivians into a building Israel was targeting because they hoped to be able to announce Israel was killing civilians. Exactly nine days after I ...

Day 21:  Eilat Mountains and Bedouin Camp, Eilat, Israel travel blog

Day 21: Eilat Mountains and Bedouin Camp

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... are really enjoying ourselves! We begin our ascent into the mountains, on a rough 4x4 route, with beautiful views of mountains and Israel/Jordan valley in the distance.  Shor points out the subtle colors of iron, copper, sulphur and gypsum. ...

ISRAELI SOCIETY AND JUDAISM, Netanya, Israel travel blog

ISRAELI SOCIETY AND JUDAISM

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... ; They work toward their goals, with all the energy they have. Thus, they're also quite: "successful".  Israel's architecture and landscaping, for example, are spectacular.  Midnight-purple skyscrapers in Tel Aviv tower with webbed, pointed ...

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