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Top Reasons to Visit Israel this Year

Israel is a very small country and you can travel across most of it in a day at a push, though I spent 3 weeks there (and also 3/4 days backpacking in Palestine). On your visit, you’ll see landmarks dating back to antiquity and signs marking the modern country’s connection to its Biblical past. They Read more about Top Reasons to Visit Israel this Year[…]

Friday's Featured Food: Shabbat Dinner in Jerusalem, Israel.

Friday’s Featured Food: Shabbat Dinner in Jerusalem, Israel

A long overdue article on here today and one I have been buzzing about for a brace of years – Shabbat dinner in Jerusalem, Israel. One thing shocked me when I was in Israel – the food! It’s amazing, it’s healthy, it’s nutritious, it’s plentiful and it’s diverse. Which is completely the opposite from I Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Shabbat Dinner in Jerusalem, Israel[…]

Backpacking in Hebron: H2, The Israeli Side

While backpacking in the Middle East, I made sure I headed to some insightful places to help understand the history and politics of this divided region of the world. After reporting on my tour of the Palestinian side of Hebron, I also visited the Israeli side to get both views, opinions and standpoints on this Read more about Backpacking in Hebron: H2, The Israeli Side[…]

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[…]

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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[…]

World Borders: How to Get From Israel to Jordan (Yitzhak Rabin/ Wadi Araba Border Crossing)

In my ongoing world borders series, I cover the real life borders I cross on my crazy journeys. I mentioned before how to get from Jordan to Israel at Sheik Hussein and how to get from Israel to Palestine (to Bethlehem) this time, I go the other way as I detail How to Get From Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Israel to Jordan (Yitzhak Rabin/ Wadi Araba Border Crossing)[…]

The Day I Met the Hero of Israel in Haifa (Exclusive Interview)

It’s not everyday you meet a hero. While nonchalantly backpacking on the west coast of the country, I met the “Hero of Israel” in Haifa, or at least the brother and media guy for the hero of Israel. It was all a bit confusing and odd, and in Hebrew. But I got a kind of Read more about The Day I Met the Hero of Israel in Haifa (Exclusive Interview)[…]

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)[…]