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Friday’s Featured Food: Helping Prepare Shakshuka for Brunch in Jerusalem, Israel

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This is the second part in a “brunch fest” we experienced while backpacking in Jerusalem in Israel recently. When you stay at the fantastic Abraham Hostel, the amount of different activities you can try and the range of foods available …

Exploring the Tiger Cave and Qeshet Cave in Northern Israel

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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 …

Thirsty Thursdays: A Free Drink for Telling a Backpacker Story in Jerusalem, Israel

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The thing about travel which appeals the most is surely the experiences you have. They are more than the place, they are more than the food and they are more than the people. When I was staying in the awesome …

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Backpacking in Jaffa, Israel: Top 10 Sights on a FREE Tour

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Jaffa sits on the Mediterranean Sea on Israel’s west coast and it’s a city in its own right, despite the fact that these days Jaffa and Tel Aviv pretty much sit side by side and blur into one. Jaffa is …

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A Secret Religion: Exploring Isfiya Druze Village, Israel

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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. …

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Thirsty Thursdays: Abraham Hostel Pub Crawl in Jerusalem, Israel

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It was time for another crazy pub crawl on my travel corridor! I’ve had some crazy ones down the years, notably Buenos Aires, New York, London and Christchurch. But how about a night on the town in Israel’s ice cool …

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Friday’s Featured Food: Browsing in the Mahaneh Yehuda Market, Jerusalem, Israel

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I spent just over 5 days backpacking in Jerusalem, Israel’s quite unique and cultured capital city. This place rocked, and as cheap backpackers we made a nosedive for the Mahaneh Yehuda Market every day on our visit to Jerusalem. It …

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World Borders: How to Get From Jordan to Israel on the Sheik Hussein Bridge

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As far as world borders goes, crossing this one was less hassle than you could imagine. We headed across the border from Sheik Hussein Bridge in Jordan into the Israeli side to the border point near Beit She’an. In essence …

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