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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Holiday countdown

As the saying goes – you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a plane ticket, and that’s kind of the same thing! Our next holiday is only a fortnight away and I am more than excited, as we will be traveling to Israel & the Palestinian Territories, which were pretty high on my travel bucket […]

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Sri Lanka: an island of many contrasts (Part 1)

I have to admit, after arriving to Sri Lanka (especially from Dubai) I experienced a bit of a cultural shock. This escalated when in the morning of Day 4 we discovered an uninvited “guest” (i.e. a huge cockroach) on the INSIDE of the mosquito net over our bed. We divided our 8-day itinerary into two […]

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