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The Holy City of Jerusalem

Jerusalem. It’s a city that has given me a good dose of religious experiences, history and emotions. It is one of the oldest cities in the World and sacred to all Muslims, Jews and Christians. I stayed five nights in the citadel hostel, the chepest place in town, yet has the best view and quite […]

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Visiting the Dead Sea at Ein Bokek

When going to the Dead Sea, most tourists seem to choose Ein Gedi as their entry point as it is a natural oasis in the desert with a waterfall. When I was there there was no access to the Dead Sea in Ein Gedi because of dangerous sinking holes at the sea front. So instead […]

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The Story of Masada

Masada is a mountain fortress by the Dead Sea that has, in my opinion a quite amazing story. The fortress was tried occupied by the Roman’s around year 75, but due to the strategic location and around a thousand Jews throwing rocks at the intruders, the Romans did not have much luck conquering it when […]

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The Jesus Trail Between Nazareth and Tiberias

The Jesus trail is a pilgrimage hike that can be done in four days, walking between his hometown in Nazareth to where he delivered his famous sermons and performed his first miracles. Instead of walking I took the easier way of hitch hiking and riding bus, so that I could see both cities in one […]

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Staying in Pelekh Kibbutz, Lower Galilee

Again I found myself couchsurfing in a Kibbutz- a Israeli collective community. Traditionally Kibbutzes were based on farming, but today they stand for almost a tenth of all Israeli output, producing everything from IT services to military equipment. They also work in different ways, which I found out after my second Kibbutz visit. The people […]

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