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Mount of Olives 101

Mount of Olives 101 March 25, 2012 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
For the best view over the Old City of Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives just can’t be beat.  But don’t think you drove up there just to take in the view. There’s enough history in this one spot to fill days of lectures, but since you’re lucky enough to be actually standing there...

Top 5 Things to Do With Teenage Tourists in Jerusalem

Top 5 Things to Do With Teenage Tourists in Jerusalem March 16, 2012 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
If you’re on a family vacation in Jerusalem and have teenagers with you, don’t be scared !  Jerusalem is one of the best places to find activities that will entertain and even educate your teens. The Jerusalem Scavenger Hunt This is one of the most creative and fun activities in Jerusalem...

Best Places to Buy Souvenirs in Jerusalem

Best Places to Buy Souvenirs in Jerusalem March 12, 2012 | Travel Tips | Read More
While the latest luggage weight restrictions may keep your souvenir shopping down, most travelers still want to pick up a few mementos of their once-in-a-lifetime vacation, or bring something home for the kids, parents or good friends left behind. Olive wood carving of the Western Wall So what to buy...

Jerusalem,Israel: Five Great Places to Propose

Jerusalem,Israel: Five Great Places to Propose November 28, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
While Jerusalem may not be thought of as the most romantic city in the world, there’s no denying that it’s one of the most historic and meaningful places on the planet, so why not plan on making one of the most meaningful declarations of your life and propose there? There are some astoundingly...

Jerusalem, Israel: What to Pack for Winter in Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Israel: What to Pack for Winter in Jerusalem November 20, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Think of the Middle East and the first thing that probably comes to mind is heat, desert, camels…it’s doubtful you’ll be thinking about a rain hat or a heavy coat, but that’s what you’ll need to bring along if a trip to Jerusalem in the winter is in your future. Jerusalem...

Jerusalem, Israel: Where to Take Visitors for Dinner

Jerusalem, Israel: Where to Take Visitors for Dinner November 15, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Jerusalem shows itself off best via its neighborhoods, and the best places to take visitors for dinner are those that showcase the varied architecture and cuisine of the city. Take the Rooftop Restaurant of the Mamilla Hotel, for example.  No doubt your visitors will have spent a good portion of their...

Jerusalem: Top 10 Places to Meet Locals

Jerusalem: Top 10 Places to Meet Locals November 11, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Israelis are known as sabras–after the yellowish/green fruit of a cactus bush that’s prickly on the outside but soft and sweet inside.  So while you may encounter brusque Israelis on your travels through the Holy Land, it’s worth spending a little time trying to get to know the locals...

Jerusalem, Israel: Best Budget Accommodation

September 27, 2011 | Hotels, Travel Tips | Read More
Budget travelers will have to search a bit for affordable accommodation in Jerusalem, but it can be found and may even make your trip to Israel more interesting than a stay in one of the deluxe hotels. If you plan on spending most of your time in and around the Old City, there are a number of clean,...

Using Public Transportation in Jerusalem

Using Public Transportation in Jerusalem September 26, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Jerusalem‘s public transportation system is undergoing significant changes–the much-awaited Light Rail project got underway in mid-August and is still in the testing phase.  Once the system is fully operational, many of the city’s bus lines will change routes and numbers and a period...

Most Beautiful Jerusalem Old City Gate: Damascus Gate

Most Beautiful Jerusalem Old City Gate: Damascus Gate September 23, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Known in English as Damascus Gate, in Hebrew as Shaar Shechem–Nablus Gate and in Arabic as Bab el Amud -Gate of the Pillar, after the Roman-era pillars there, Damascus Gate is the most decorative of  the seven existing gates into Jerusalem’s Old City. The stone work of Damascus Gate was...
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