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Five Famous Buildings in Jerusalem

Five Famous Buildings in Jerusalem September 21, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Jerusalem is not exactly lacking in famous buildings.  From the ancient to the ultra-modern, Israel’s capital is one of the most fascinating cities in the world for structures of every kind. Two of the iconic buildings in the Old City that appear on every official photo and in every tourist’s...

Jerusalem, Israel: Helpful Hebrew Phrases

Jerusalem, Israel: Helpful Hebrew Phrases September 15, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Visitors to Israel find that many people speak multiple languages, including English, but it’s always good to have a few key phrases up your sleeve to greet and thank people. Israelis talking... Shalom is the universal Hebrew greeting–it means peace; the Arabic ahalan is widely used by Israelis...

Jerusalem,Israel: Home of Al Aksa and the Mount of Olives

Jerusalem,Israel: Home of Al Aksa and the Mount of Olives September 7, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Al-Aksa Mosque, in the foreground, is the less flashy but more holy Moslem site on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  A few hundred yards to the north is the Dome of the Rock that gets way more photo attention thanks to its beautiful gold dome. Al Aksa is the third holiest site in the world for Moslems...

Jerusalem, Israel: Dealing With Emergencies

Jerusalem, Israel: Dealing With Emergencies July 29, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are repeatedly cited by travel magazines as some of the best cities in the world for travelers.  The combination of history, culture, innovation and natural beauty is hard to beat, and most travelers will never encounter an emergency situation — but, it never hurts to be...

Jerusalem, Israel: Free Things to Do

Jerusalem, Israel: Free Things to Do July 23, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Like many capital cities, Jerusalem offers up a plethora of free things to do. You’ve spent enough money getting here and paying for a hotel or an apartment in the holy city — you don’t need to lay out hundreds more dollars, pounds, or shekel to enjoy everything Jerusalem has to offer. Old...

Best Seafood in Jerusalem

Best Seafood in Jerusalem July 13, 2011 | Food, Travel Tips | Read More
Yes, Tel Aviv is on the coast and Jerusalem is inland in the Judean hills far from the water, but that doesn’t mean that you should only expect to eat great seafood in Tel Aviv. If we’re talking about seafood in Israel, however, take into consideration that kosher restaurants won’t...

Best Road Trips from Jerusalem

Best Road Trips from Jerusalem June 28, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Jerusalem can be an intense experience.  When you feel the urge to get away for a day or two, consider taking a road trip to some of the fascinating and scenic places that are accessible on all sides of the holy city. You’ll be amazed at how quickly the scenery changes as you drive down off the...

Free Museum Entrance for International Museum Day 2011

Free Museum Entrance for International Museum Day 2011 May 17, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Almost every museum in Israel will be taking part in International Museum Day that takes place on Wednesday, May 18 this year.  That means free entrance to the latest exhibits at 76 museums all across the country, including most of Jerusalem’s prime cultural outlets. Israel Museum, Jerusalem....

Avoid Post-Passover and Easter Blues in the Holy Land

Avoid Post-Passover and Easter Blues in the Holy Land April 25, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
More than 50,000 Jews came to the Western Wall for the Blessing of the Priests last Thursday. Tens of thousands of Christians mobbed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Via Dolorosa during Easter celebrations — but now the festivities are drawing to a close, as the Passover holiday ends on...

Last Minute Passover in Jerusalem Details

Last Minute Passover in Jerusalem Details April 18, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Stores and restaurants are closing down for the Passover holiday that begins Monday night with the Seder.  Most will stay closed and reopen on Wednesday. A few holiday events we missed in our last blog: Wednesday, April 20: In the plaza in front of Jaffa Gate an all day holiday happening that includes...