Israel Travel Guides for Backpackers

Jerusalem: the Old City must-see

Ever wondered about visiting Israel? The holy land, as it is commonly labelled in predominantly Christian Europe, plays a major role in Islam and Judaism as well. The best way to witness and experience the coexistence of these religions is to arrive right in the centre, Jerusalem. My first impression that I put down in my diary was: it’s all yellow. Everywhere are fencing. Everything is made of stones and full of children. After landing in Tel Aviv We arrived in the night to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. Luckily caught the last sherut, which is a local minibus […]
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5-Day Intensive Israel Tour

My Trip I travelled in mid-January, which is considered Israel’s rainy season, though coming from Scandinavia I found the weather quite enjoyable. I spent 2 full days in Jerusalem, 1 day at the Dead Sea, and 2 days in Tel Aviv where I flew in and out of. I stayed at Jerusalem Hostel and Old Jaffa Hostel, both of which are in a prime location, have a traditional breakfast included, and helpful staff. I am 22 and healthy so I walked a LOT but if you have layered clothing, your walking shoes and good health then you can also squeeze […]
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Tour Tel Aviv by Markets

Do you want to discover the many diverse sides of Tel Aviv, learn your way around the city, and sample a taste (literally!) of every style, culture, color, and food that this beautiful city has to offer? Then all you need to do is visit each of Tel Aviv's 5 Major Markets, better known as “shuks.” Whether you're visiting Israel for the first time or you're an oleh/ola (new immigrant) who just moved to Tel Aviv, visiting each of the markets is a fabulous adventure that will leave you amazed! So get going and discover the true heart of Tel […]
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5 things to do in Tel Aviv during Shabbat

Tel Aviv is one of the most liberal places in the Middle East – there's a world-renowned annual gay pride parade, parties going on 24/7 and many restaurants in the city are not even kosher! This is really different from the rest of Israel where religion plays a much bigger role in daily life. I mean after all, Tel Aviv's the “party capital” of the Middle East and the “The City that Never Sleeps”! That said, at the end of the day, it's still part of a country where Judaism shapes many state laws. So public transport doesn't run during Shabbat […]
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Tel Aviv: 10 places to enjoy the city

“Tel Aviv” in Hebrew means “a hill of spring”. It was originally built like a Jewish suburb of Jaffa city. Nowadays it’s a modern part of municipality Tel Aviv-Jaffa. You will fall in love with this city because of its unforgettable sunsets, its own style formed from dozens of different cultures and its spirit of freedom everywhere. 1. PORT NAMAL Here bigins Tel Aviv promenade which goes through all the city up to the Old Jaffa Port. Namal is a large enterntaiment point with nice restaurants and shops, always full of people. You can take a seat right near the […]
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Israel : Palmahim Beach

Sunny day at Palmahim Beach Little bit about myself Hello everyone! My name is Mickey and here I would tell you about my Mermaid adventures and the places I find myself in! I live in Israel and most of the time I plan my next destination to fly to. I can't seem to rest in one place, I always have the need to travel and make my world new. I'm an artist and my schedule is of a free spirit who has no future or past. every day I try to listen to my heart to guide me where I need to […]
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Israel – My top 5 places to visit

Israel – My top 5 places to visit Three years ago, I had a chance to visit Israel. Like most of my trips, this one came out of nowhere. Never before I had plans to visit Tel Aviv, but – I met some wonderful people from Israel on my previous trip and I couldn't miss this great chance I had. Tel Aviv Promenade Great place to start. I think Israel has the perfect weather during the spring time and walking on this promenade made me want to stay there forever. Palm trees were all around me, great, modern architecture on […]
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Israel: Ein Gedi & Eilat

Relaxing in Ein Gedi Days 10-12 (Sept 15-17, 2014) Click on the Cities/Sights in the grey italics to take you to the google maps Page for each location, where you'll be able to see where it is, some images, and a brief description of each place.  Day 10 was quiet, but it turned out to be exactly what I had needed. I spent most of the day relaxing and regrouping in and around the incredibly beautiful hotel here in Ein Gedi. The hotel has access to mineral pools, swimming pools, the dead sea itself as well as a Turkish hammam bath […]
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