Transport Overview

Transport Overview

Travelling around and getting from place to place in Israel is easy for two reasons. First, the country is small and so the distances are short. Second, there are plenty of public transportation options that are well-developed and cover even the (apparently) most out of the way places. Buses The most affordable … Read more

A Tourist’s Guide to the Minor Jewish Festivals

A Tourist’s Guide to the Minor Jewish Festivals

Minor Jewish Festivals in Israel In addition to the Major Festivals in the Hebrew calendar there are a few other minor festivals of which the tourist should be aware of. In the article about the major festivals,  there is an overview of the Hebrew calendar; in short, however, the Gregorian and Hebrew … Read more

Introduction to Bird Watching in Israel

migratory birds in israel

The unique geographical layout of Israel as a terrestrial bridge between Europe and Africa makes Israel a prime location for bird watchers. Along with the Gibraltar peninsula in Southern Spain, Israel is one of the two main routes for birds migrating from Europe towards Africa on the autumn and on their way … Read more

Tel Aviv as an International Travel Destination

Tel Aviv as an International Travel Destination

Tel Aviv has been named by Lonely Planet as its number 3 city for 2011. Lonely Planet noted the international cosmopolitan nature of Tel Aviv, its diversity and cultural scene. The full announcement can be found at Tel Aviv Lonely Planet Award The following is the complete Lonely Planet’s “Top 10 Cities … Read more

Roman Bath found in Jerusalem’s Old City

archaeology in israel

In the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City, archaeologists have found a pool dating from year 70 with the insignia of the Tenth Roman Legion – another impressive find from that period apparently showing the extent of the city at that time. The pool was apparently part of the military’s leisure facility … Read more