Articles Tagged ‘getting around Jerusalem’

Five Romantic Restaurants in Jerusalem

Five Romantic Restaurants in Jerusalem December 28, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Jerusalem has a number of restaurants scattered throughout the city that fit the ‘romantic’ category.  That means they’re small; quiet with discreet service; have a to-die-for view or a secluded, exotic location and a menu that includes some luscious foods and heady wine that will...

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...

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...

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...

Jerusalem, Israel: Israel Festival Opens Tonight with Strange Fruit

Jerusalem, Israel: Israel Festival Opens Tonight with Strange Fruit May 23, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Strange Fruit–a performance art group from Melbourne, Australia, is the opening act for the 50th Israel Festival that kicks off in Jerusalem tonight. The theater, dance, circus act performers give two 20-minute free shows on Monday at 5 p.m and 7 p.m in Zion Square (Kikar Zion) downtown Jerusalem. Get...

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...