Israel

When I first travelled to Israel, I was already thinking of a way to visit Palestine. In Palestine, I wanted to see Bethlehem which has the Church of Nativity where Jesus was supposedly born. It was hard to find information online on how to do this. All I read was that it’s easy to…
In this latest series, I will be going through all the countries I’ve travelled to from my personal experience. In this article, we will be covering country #7: Israel. If you haven’t gotten a chance already, read this story first to find out why I’m trying to visit all 193 UN-recognized countries. Israel is…
There are two major Jordan scams to watch out for when traveling to this beautiful country. Here are the two Jordan Scams to watch out for: Scam #1: Border Taxis When you cross the border from Israel to Jordan, you will need to take a taxi to reach your accommodation. The Jordanian government placed signs with…
During my trip in the middle east, I made sure to do a complete Israel travel spending breakdown. Because Israel is my first travel destination during my one year trip, I definitely made a lot of newbie mistakes. The biggest mistake I made is underestimating the cost of travel in Israel. The cost of…
Did you know you can cross to Jordan from Israel without a Jordanian VISA? Besides flying to Amman, Jordan from Israel, which is an expensive option, the only way you can cross over from Israel to Jordan is through one of the three borders. You can get a VISA to enter Jordan from the…
Masada reminds me of the movie 300 where a small band of Greek warriors fight off 1 million Persian soldiers. While putting on a great fight, the Greek warriors were eventually defeated and killed by the Persian army. Much like the movie “300” you have a small group of Jewish people fight off a…
The Church of Nativity is a once in a lifetime travel destination. Regardless of your religious beliefs, I’m sure you know who Jesus Christ is. Being raised as a Catholic, the story of Jesus Christ being born in Bethlehem is something that has been ingrained in me. Nowadays, I am agnostic in my beliefs….
After Tel-Aviv, it is natural that you will want to travel to the Old City of Jerusalem and Bethlehem next. If you would like to take more time in the Old City of Jerusalem, this is perfectly okay. However, if you are short on time while visiting the middle east, you can easily visit both…
When you think of the Dead Sea, you think of a beautiful resort looking body of water where you can sit back, relax, go for a nice swim while sipping your favourite beverage. While this image may seem pleasant, the reality is quite different.   Dead Sea – Lowest Point on Earth   Karen,…
After having a fun first hostel experience in Portland, I was surprise to have my first terrible hostel experience in Jerusalem. After taking two buses and a train from Tel Aviv, Karen, my sisters and I arrived at Jerusalem.   Bus Ride to Jerusalem   We quickly hurried to the Post Hostel to check…