Blog posts from Israel
Israel 2012: Food and Drink

Israel 2012: Food and Drink

Throughout our trip we had a great time sampling all sorts of local dishes from Galilee to the Dead Sea. Most meals we ate in places that served Mediterranean or Middle Eastern-styles and we were...

Israel 2012: Jerusalem, Day 2 & 3

Israel 2012: Jerusalem, Day 2 & 3

We started our second day walking to the Mahane Yehuda Market, aka the Shuk, to explore the market. Reminiscent of the markets in Barcelona, we saw numerous spices, fruits, meats, etc. We purchased...

Israel 2012: Jerusalem, Day 1

Israel 2012: Jerusalem, Day 1

On our first day in Jerusalem we started at the Jaffa gate, walking around some of the perimeter streets of the Armenian Quarter. Inside the Jaffa gate A quiet corner Zion Gate- the divots in the...

Israel 2012: Jordan River valley and the Dead Sea

Israel 2012: Jordan River valley and the Dead Sea

Jordan River valley drive After our Galilee adventures we began our drive south through the Jordan River valley. At the base of the lake we saw quite a few farms, especially bannana plantations...

Israel 2012: Galilee, part 1 (Cana and Nazereth)

Israel 2012: Galilee, part 1 (Cana and Nazereth)

As mentioned in our overview, we started our trip in northern Israel. For two nights we based ourselves in Tiberias, giving us close proximity to many of the Galilee sights in Nazareth and...

Israel 2012: where we stayed

Israel 2012: where we stayed

Prima Galil Tiberias, Tiberias We choose the town of Tiberias because it was on Lake Kinneret (i.e. Sea of Galilee) and located between the various sights of Nazareth and Northern Galilee. The Prima...

Israel 2012: overview

Israel 2012: overview

For Christmas 2010 we gave Eric's parents a travel book on Israel to whet their appetite to join us on a visit in 2012. Then, in the fall of 2011 we discovered a good deal on tickets via British Air...

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