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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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[…]

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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[…]

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[…]

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

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 as I have been backpacking the Middle East for a few months and was in Read more about It’s True – You Do Float!! I Went Floating in the Dead Sea, Israel[…]

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

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 the Little town of Bethlehem. So I got my backpack on, boarded a bus across Read more about O Little Town of Bethlehem, Palestine: 10 Things to See and Do[…]

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