Exploring the Tiger Cave and Qeshet Cave in Northern Israel

After a thrilling reunion with my Israeli friends Natali and Alex, where we did an oil lamps tour in Caesarea, we stayed a few days in Haifa on the Mediterannean Coast of Israel. The second day was another eventful one and we arose early for a trip north to check out some caves in Northern Read more about Exploring the Tiger Cave and Qeshet Cave in Northern Israel[…]

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A Secret Religion: Exploring Isfiya Druze Village, Israel

Have you ever heard of the Druze people? Well maybe you have, but probably not, as neither had I until I ended up staying with a couple of great friends, Natali and Alex in their home in Haifa in Israel. We hit backpacking pretty hard again in Israel, going through towns and cities a lot Read more about A Secret Religion: Exploring Isfiya Druze Village, Israel[…]

Backpacking in Israel and Palestine: Best Restaurants in Jerusalem

When you are visiting Israel or Palestine, it’s a good idea to sample the food as well as take in the sights. Israeli and Palestinian cuisine is a melting pot of flavors from all over the world: Middle Eastern, American, Indian, Moroccan, and Eastern European, among others. It would be a mistake to skip trying Read more about Backpacking in Israel and Palestine: Best Restaurants in Jerusalem[…]

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Backpacking in Israel: Top 5 Sights in Haifa

We spent 4 days hanging out in Haifa on the west coast of Israel and the story went back a few years. While backpacking in New Zealand in 2010 I met a cool Israeli couple. Three years later and we met up again. After spending our first day and night in the Port Inn in Read more about Backpacking in Israel: Top 5 Sights in Haifa[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Buffet Lunch at Mizra Kibbutz, Israel

I really can’t wait until I write properly about my time spent on an Israeli Kibbutz. It was such a cool, off the wall experience totally against what I expected and yet another travel memory that will last forever. I was staying with Caroline in Mizra Kibbutz, as we were attending my friend Haya’s wedding Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Buffet Lunch at Mizra Kibbutz, Israel[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Pub Crawls From My Travels So Far

As I just begin to plan a major pub crawl on a big reunion day with the lads in London during the World Cup, it’s a good moment to recollect the top 10 pub crawls from my travels, some I’ve told before on Don’t Stop Living, some I haven’t yet shared. These have been absolutely Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 10 Pub Crawls From My Travels So Far[…]

Staying in an Israeli Kibbutz: Our Time in Mizra Kibbutz

I must be honest and say that I am just so delighted to finally get this story written up and posted. I won’t even apologise for the lateness of it – I’ve been busy backpacking my heart out for a few years and going back through my notebooks and memories, brings the best of these stories Read more about Staying in an Israeli Kibbutz: Our Time in Mizra Kibbutz[…]

World Borders: How to Get from Jerusalem to Bethlehem (Israel to Palestine)

Things have calmed down slightly in terms of this border crossing. Yes the massive separation walls are as blatant as a Jewish penis at an orgy, but crossing the border doesn’t have the same stigma attached to it as it once did. The crossing from Jerusalem into Bethlehem is actually rather straight forward these days. Read more about World Borders: How to Get from Jerusalem to Bethlehem (Israel to Palestine)[…]

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