Haifa: home to the Bahá’í Gardens

On day 4 of our stay in Israel, it was time to visit the North. We took the Egged bus from Jerusalem Central Station to Haifa (bus no. 940 and bus no. 960 run multiple times a day, except during Sabbath). The third largest city in Israel, traditionally known as the city of workers, is […]

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Jerusalem (Part 3): Day trips

Bethlehem Jerusalem is a great starting point for visiting the West Bank. We decided to do a (half) day trip to Bethlehem, which is located approx. 10 km (6 miles) from the Old City of Jerusalem and is believed to be the birthplace of Jesus by Christians and the home town of David, King of […]

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Jerusalem (Part 2): what not to miss apart from the Old City

Apart from the previously mentioned Old City, Jerusalem has a lot more to offer. As Jerusalem is a big city, rich with history and numerous sights, I will only single out those that we managed to visit during our 3-night stay. Other notable sights include the Israel Museum, Mount of Olives, Mount Zion, Montefiore Windmill, […]

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Jerusalem (Part 1): our first encounter with the Holy Land

Our first stop in Israel was Jerusalem, where we have spent three nights. One of the oldest cities in the world, claimed as their capital by both Israelis and Palestinians, and considered a holy city for three major religions (Christianity, Islam & Judaism), Jerusalem is rich with history, culture and religion. I don’t have to […]

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10 things to know before visiting Israel

A small Middle Eastern country with a population of only 8 million people, bordering Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Palestinian Territories, the State of Israel is a very young country, established only in 1948. On the other side, the Land of Israel (part of the Holy Land) is an area with rich and complex history and […]

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A layover in Istanbul is always a good idea

When booking our flight from Belgrade to Tel Aviv, we had several possibilities regarding the length of the layover in Istanbul (for the same price). We opted for an 18-hour overnight stay, which provided us just enough time for a quick tour. Our hotel of choice was the 5* Elite World Europe Hotel near the […]

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Cinque Terre: a hidden gem along the Italian Riviera

Exactly three years ago, we chose the picturesque Cinque Terre for our summer vacation. I hold this destination dearly in my heart, as my now husband popped the question during our stay there. The most famous part of the Ligurian Coast comprises five centuries-old small fishing villages (Cinque Terre translates to five lands) of Riomaggiore, […]

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Azure Window, Malta

Once a major tourist attraction in Malta, the Azure Window is now receiving one-star reviews on TripAdvisor. The Azure Window was a 28-metre-tall limestone natural arch, located in Dwejra Bay on the island of Gozo in Malta. Game of Thrones fans will also recognize it as a GoT landmark as it was featured in the […]

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