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Abraham Hostel, Jerusalem: Easily the Best Hostel in Israel

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I recently had the pleasure to stay in the superb Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem, Israel. Having stayed in a load of hostels down the years, it’s my duty to inform you that this was one of my favourites – this …

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Jerusalem Holy City Tour, Israel: Top 5 Sights

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Religious buffs the world over flock to the Israeli capital city of Jerusalem. Inside this bustling city are tons of sights to see, old and new, Jewish and Muslim, Israeli and Palestinian. Politics aside, I headed on the Holy City …

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Visiting Yasser Arafat’s Tomb in Ramallah, Palestine

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The power of world leaders and political figures is something you get used to as a global backpacker. While I’m not often the best person to ask about world affairs, I have studied politics and I grew up in Northern …

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Friday’s Featured Food: Hummus lunch in Hummus Said Restaurant, Akko, Israel

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Humus, humous, hummus, whatever way you want to spell it – it’s somewhat a speciality in Israel and the Middle East. Many restaurants will claim to have the best hummus in the Middle East. Not many live up to that …

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It’s True – You Do Float!! I Went Floating in the Dead Sea, Israel

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While a load of young backpackers “tick off” the Dead Sea early on, it took me until the age of 33 to finally visit the lowest point on earth. I had a couple of choices to see the Dead Sea …

O Little Town of Bethlehem, Palestine: 10 Things to See and Do

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Bethlehem is a town you’ll have heard of. I’m sure of it. Yet you might not know that Bethlehem is in Palestine. Yes, there are no Jewish people here, it’s not in Israel and Israelis are not officially allowed into …

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Oil Lamps Night in Caesarea, Israel (and a Special Reunion)

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Oh life…how I love the journeys on this planet sometimes. This was a special one like no other. It was completely unplanned, completely random and unexpected and best of all – I was reunited with two great Israelis that I …

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Touring H1 and H2 both the Israeli and Palestinian Controlled Parts of Hebron, Palestine

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I loved touring Palestine and Israel a few months back and having been interested in the political situation there for a long time, I headed to the city of Hebron. Hebron has for many years been a “flashpoint area” in …

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