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Jaffa, Israel

I’ve just started putting together some slide shows on You Tube with all my travel photos. These are snaps I took of Jaffa, Israel; a beautiful old port just a few minutes from downtown Tel Aviv. Please visit and subscribe to my You Tube channel to see more of my travel photos.

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Eat with the Locals

I’ve often thought that people who visit my country don’t really get to taste the “real” food of the country, but now they can. I’m thinking of signing up with a new website EatWith where locals host tourists in their homes for a home-cooked meal. The prices are reasonable, certainly no more than you’d pay […]

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Timna Valley, a Miracle in Israel

There are hundreds of miracles around the globe, some are hidden and some are well known. “Timna Valley” is one of them. So what is Timna Valley? And where it is located? What is the importance of this place? Let me answer all your questions about Timna Valley and Timna Park, Israel. Timna Valley is located […]

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two parrots in Israeli zoo, Petach Tikvah

Israeli Zoos – Chi Gan Petach Tikvah

If in Israel and you want to visit a zoo the first choice is usually the Ramat Gan Safari (which is not a safari by international standards) this is Israel’s largest zoo which also has a short drive through area where animals are roaming freely (hence the safari” label) and there is an amphitheatre where […]

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genesis Land, Jerusalem side trip

Jerusalem side trip – into Biblical Israel

For a day trip from Jerusalem, travel into the Judean desert, especially if you are traveling with kids, and visit Genesis Land (Eretz Brishet) for a brief glimpse at life in biblical times. This Jerusalem travel day trip will actually take half a day but can be extended into a full day trip by taking […]

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Nightmare Attraction in Eilat, Israel

This is not an unknown attraction, but is tucked away down a dark ally, and most tourists don’t manage to fit it in to their busy schedule of water sports and 3D movies in Eilat. When I first heard of this place I thought, oh, another amusement park like horror house, but when I saw […]

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Israeli Park Not on the Tourist Beat

If you travel to Israel and have time to see more than the usual sites, or if you want to see a typical residential area, go straight to Raanana and Hertzalia in the Sharon Valley. These are not tourist cities in any way, but they certainly make a change from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Raanana […]

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Tour the Flour Caves in Israel

There are two major road trips worth taking in Israel, one north to the Lebanese boarder and one south to the Red Sea. On the trip south there are plenty of stops to make along the way and in further posts I will tell you about others, but one of the most unusual is a […]

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Best Beach in Eilat

Eilat has many beautiful beaches and sites, but when I travel to Eilat I have to make a stop at “Bar Beach”. Take a taxi, and ask him to drop you off at “Hof Ben Harush”. The taxi will drop you in a parking lot along the beach, in the direction of Taba, and south […]

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Feast Your Senses – Eat in the Dark

This dining experience originated at the Blind Cow in Switzerland. It’s called “eating in the dark”, “Sightless Dining”, “Dining in the Dark”, “Dark Dining”, or “where’d that meatball go?”. The concept is that you eat your entire meal in complete darkness. Either the diners are lead into pitch darkness, or you’re seated in light and […]

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