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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

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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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Jerusalem, Israel GMT +2:00hrs Entry to ...

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

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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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 ...

CARING GIRL, Beer Sheva, Israel travel blog

CARING GIRL

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... went downtown.  Beer Sheva had a dusty center with cluttered shops that resembled a third-world country more than modern Israel.  "The Capital of the Negev Region", Beer Sheva was populated with some Bedouin women who did their shopping in ...

We are finally here, but..., Sdot Yam, Israel travel blog

We are finally here, but...

A travel blog entry by laorfamily

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We finally landed in Ben Gurio International airport, got through passport inspection and customs with no problems and went out to get our rented cars from Budget.  A simple ordeal it seems ... but maybe not so simple. They lost my parents' ...

Yad Vashem and Mt. Herzl, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Yad Vashem and Mt. Herzl

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... when it has seemed small), and people from drastically different backgrounds are much more alike than I had previously thought.  Israel's existence is not only a necessity for Jews around the world, but a strong indication that humanity needs to come ...

JACKALS AND CACTUSFRUIT, Tzfat, Israel travel blog

JACKALS AND CACTUSFRUIT

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... like a useless thing to do."  Yeah, but it paid well. Again, I became unemployed.  During my fourth week in Israel, I was eating lunch on a park bench, looking out at a wild valley that's supposedly full of giant boars.  Moshe sat down ...

WHEN A GOOD KIBBUTZ GOES BAD, Kibbutz Kfar-Mazarik, Israel travel blog

WHEN A GOOD KIBBUTZ GOES BAD

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... word, "nothing", looked rich in comparison.  Among other things, I needed a place to stay.  Luckily, travelers in Israel have for decades enjoyed staying on "kibbutzim" (kibbutzes). (Whew!  It's tough work making the transition from a ...

A fascinating insight, Tel Aviv, Israel travel blog

A fascinating insight

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... great view.  The hotel does not have a restaurant and the location is a bit distant from the places I want to visit.  The service is also quite ordinary.  Keep the brochure – there are many more tours I want to do here in ...

Jerusalem is mindblowing!, Jerusalem, Israel travel blog

Jerusalem is mindblowing!

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Been to Rio, been to Mexico City, been to Moscow, been to New York, London, Paris, etc, Jerusalem is one of a kind and must see! This is sort of the opposite of New York - the un-melting pot of the world, where people of all religions live together and ...

Reunion, Kibbutz HaOgen, Israel travel blog

Reunion

A travel blog entry by laorfamily

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We split up during the first part of the day, my parents and I went to a memorial service for members of Kibbutz HaOgen,.  Afterwards we went to a late lunch at my foster brother's house in Ramat Ha-Sharon, which was a spread that included ...

A JOB AND A PLACE TO STAY, AT LAST, Tzfat, Israel travel blog

A JOB AND A PLACE TO STAY, AT LAST

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... .  Here they are: 1. A COUNTRY FOR JEWS After enduring two country-less millenia, the Israelis love having Israel. 2. FALAFEL AND SHAWARMA 3. THE MYSTERIOUS DEPTHS OF JUDAISM 4. CURLY HAIR 5. "EVERY DELAY IS FOR THE BEST" When ...

Roman Holiday in Israel, Caesarea Maritima, Israel travel blog

Roman Holiday in Israel

A travel blog entry by laorfamily

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... stopped every couple of steps to take out the send from her sandals, my cousins started laughing and told her that this is Israel, get used to having sand and dust in your sandals. Afterwards we went to see the Roman aqueduct (which brought water to ...

Walking on a Dead Sea, Borderline Jordan and Israel, Jordan travel blog

Walking on a Dead Sea

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... a 'Baptism Site' for about 25km. We end up on the banks of the Jordan River and therefore right on the border with Israel (thought this was meant to be Palestinian?). The Baptism Site in question was none other than that of Jesus Christ, who according to ...

FROM THE RED SEA TO THE DEAD SEA, Negev, Israel travel blog

FROM THE RED SEA TO THE DEAD SEA

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

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... of a rare tree. The family would go on to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, formerly an Israeli territory.  I stopped in Eilat, Israel's southernmost city, on the Red Sea. Supposedly, Eilat was a beautiful place.  But, unless I wanted it to be the ...

Death Mountain, Dead Sea, Ein Gedi, Israel travel blog

Death Mountain, Dead Sea

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... 20 extra bucks to take the cable car.  I silently cursed the taxi driver again.  Although the tourist sites in Israel are expensive, they have much more development then almost any other place we've been.  You know, they have ...

The Jesus Trail, Nazareth, Israel travel blog

The Jesus Trail

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I thought it was a bad situation when we were dropped off at an unspecified location in Nazareth without a map as it was getting dark.  But when we stumbled into the Sisters of Nazareth Convent and the lady cheerfully informed us that they were ...

Walking the Galilee with John the Baptist, Tiberius, Israel travel blog

Walking the Galilee with John the Baptist

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... white stone.  And then there's the sea, and you can sit and enjoy it in a little copse where the breeze floats by.  As beautiful things go, it - the Galilee - was the most beautiful thing - place - I saw in all of Israel.  ...

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