A day trip to Bethlehem

Bethlehem is very close in distance to the wonderful but heavily disputed city of Jerusalem. Such convenient proximity made it perfect to plan a day trip here rather than needing to stay over and look for accommodation for the night. That said, did you know that Bethlehem is actually a Palestinian city located in the West Bank? I didn't. This I came to realise makes a lot of holiday makers nervous which is partially why the hostel tour ...

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Hanging out in Jerusalem

So if ever there was a post title to confuse and cause a little ambivalence, it's gotta be this one. I mean, Israel. Jerusalem. Hanging out. Those words can't possibly go together, can they!? Well, surprise surprise as Jerusalem really is quite the place to 'hang out' despite its religious significance, heavily disputed ground or that it's the cultural melting pot of all melting pots!  Considering just how many coun ...

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My new website is very soon to launch!

No, that's not me in the picture. That's the young man who this post is about. So you might be wondering how I could possibly have such available time to devote to such an onerous project, especially as I already spend too many hours writing, photographing, editing/uploading and emailing all of you wonderful people. Oh, and then there's the actual exploration and adventure seeking to fit in! The answer is because ...

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A big hole in the Negev desert

My stay in the Negev desert would also bring with it two new first experiences... So Israel's desert covers over 50% of its entire landmass! As such, it was almost inevitable I'd get to see or cross some of it on my journey throughout Israel. You know how back home it's often a case of getting to a destination as quickly as possible? Well here I'm hoping for the exact opposi ...

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Eilat, Israel: Like stepping into another world...

Eilat is the town you default to entering when taking the Yitzhak Rabin land border crossing. By the time I had arrived in Eilat's town centre, I felt like I had been transported back to the future, though only back to last year. You see, after six weeks in north Africa, the differences were both immediate and undeniable. So much so that I had begun to 'feel' the differences and not just 'see' them. This sensation felt far more profound t ...

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