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[…]

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

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 is amazing. Just thinking about it makes me miss the Israeli food. It comes with Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Helping Prepare Shakshuka for Brunch in Jerusalem, Israel[…]

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

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 Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem, I found out they have a really cool “Backpacker Travel Stories” Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: A Free Drink for Telling a Backpacker Story in Jerusalem, Israel[…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: Abraham Hostel Pub Crawl in Jerusalem, Israel

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 capital city. It had to be done and thanks to the awesome guys at the Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Abraham Hostel Pub Crawl in Jerusalem, Israel[…]

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

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 was that good a market, and you can pick up fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Browsing in the Mahaneh Yehuda Market, Jerusalem, Israel[…]

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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[…]

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Visiting Yasser Arafat’s Tomb in Ramallah, Palestine

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 Ireland. Through my years of backpacking I’ve seen the mausoleums of Artigas, Ho Chi Minh, Read more about Visiting Yasser Arafat’s Tomb in Ramallah, Palestine[…]