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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[…]

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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Abraham Hostel, Jerusalem: Easily the Best Hostel in Israel

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 place ROCKS! In fact, don’t even consider a visit to Jerusalem without staying here. My Read more about Abraham Hostel, Jerusalem: Easily the Best Hostel in Israel[…]

Jerusalem Holy City Tour, Israel: Top 5 Sights

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 Tour while based at the Abraham Hostel nearby. What’s so Unique About Jerusalem’s Holy City? Read more about Jerusalem Holy City Tour, Israel: Top 5 Sights[…]

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

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 the Israeli- Palestine conflict. My day tour was expertly organised by Abraham Tours and we Read more about Touring H1 and H2 both the Israeli and Palestinian Controlled Parts of Hebron, Palestine[…]

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Epic Sunrise at Masada, Israel

When your eyes feast themselves on the sheer views from the top of Masada at sunrise, you’ll raise a wry smile to match your wandering heart’s backpacking desire. The vantage points from the top of Masada in Israel are wildly inspiring. You might glance down in awe dumb struck by the wonder you’ve been cherished enough Read more about Epic Sunrise at Masada, Israel[…]

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