Jerusalem

The Ultimate Israel Itinerary: Exploring Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Eilat, and Tel Aviv

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We decided to head to Israel for New Year's Eve of 2023, where we spent short, about a week-long trip to the Holy Land, exploring the cities of, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem, basking in the sun at Herod's place in Eilat, and then returning to Tel Aviv.…


Jerusalem in December: A Must-Visit Destination for the New Year Holiday

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Jerusalem is a city steeped in history, culture, and religion, making it a fascinating destination to visit any time of the year. However, there is something particularly special about visiting Jerusalem in the weeks leading up to New Year's. In…


The Nachlaot Pearl/ King Salomon apartment in Jerusalem (Be'er Sheva Street)

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The Nachlaot Pearl / King Salomon room is an apartment we booked via Airbnb for a two-day stay in Jerusalem on New Year's Eve of 2023. The price we paid seemed a bit high, paying about $350 for a small studio room,  but as we didnt know what to…


Jerusalem - Tel Aviv Train via Ben Gurion Airport in Israel

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The highly anticipated new high-speed train from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv via Ben Gurion Airport is now operating. The final destination of the Jerusalem train is Tel Aviv. The new Jerusalem to Tel Aviv train service is officially called King David…


Ben Gurion International Airport

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Ben Gurion International Airport, is the main international airport of Israel. Situated on the northern outskirts of the city of Lod, it is the busiest airport in the country. It is located 45 kilometers (28 mi) to the northwest of Jerusalem and 20…


Israel Movie 2022 / 2023

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Israel movie is out - or we made a short week trip to the Holy Land, visiting Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Bethlehem (Palestinian territories), getting tan at Herod's place in Eilat, and back to Tel Aviv.  High-speed rail, inner flights, fine cuisine, and…


Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

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Mahane Yehuda Market often referred to as "The Shuk"  is a marketplace (originally open-air, but now partially covered) in Jerusalem. Popular with locals and tourists alike, the market's more than 250 vendors sell fresh fruits and vegetables; baked…


Western Wall in Jerusalem

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The Western Wall is known in the West as the Wailing Wall, and in Islam, as the Buraq Wall is a portion of ancient limestone wall in the Old City of Jerusalem that forms part of the larger retaining wall of the hill known to Jews and Christians as…