Israel

Travel Bug’s 3 Fascinating Facts about Tel Aviv – Travel Article

‘Travel Bug (and his humans) recently touched down in Israel’s capital city.  These are the fascinating facts about Tel Aviv he’s uncovered while he was ‘splorin’Why is Tel Aviv called the White City?Tel Aviv is known as the White City because there’s an area of the city that’s made up of predominately white buildings (well, kind of an off-white…). The area is located between the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Ibn Gvirol Street to the east, Allenby Street to the…

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Top Things To Do in Jerusalem – Retirement Travel Article

Top Things To Do in Jerusalem Admittedly, we were a little bit hesitant at first about visiting Jerusalem. Despite knowing there were so many fascinating things to see and do in Jerusalem, we believe that spending travel money is, in a way, like voting, and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict had us both conflicted.So, although we both really wanted to see Jerusalem, we just didn’t want our dollars being mixed into this ugly situation. But then we got the opportunity to…

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What You Must Know Before Visiting the Western Wall and Temple Mount – Retirement Travel Article

What You Must Know Before Visiting the Western Wall and Temple Mount Dome of the Rock MosqueNo trip to Jerusalem is complete without a visit to Temple Mount and the Western Wall, two of the world’s most important religious sites.Facts About Temple Mount And The Western Wall of JerusalemTemple Mount is located on top of one of the hills in Jerusalem’s old city. It is the holiest site in Judaism and the third most sacred site in Islam after Mecca…

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Via Dolorosa Walking Tour With Photos – Retirement Travel Article

Via Dolorosa Walking Tour With Photos What Is The Via Dolorosa?The Via Dolorosa and Souvenir ShopThe Via Dolorosa meaning ‘Sorrowful Way’ or ‘Way of Suffering,’ is a processional route for Christian pilgrims in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is said to be the path that Jesus walked on the way to his crucifixion. Visiting each station of the cross along the Via Dolorosa should be part of any visit to Jerusalem or holy land pilgrimage.We decided to make our…

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Self-Guided Tour of the Mount of Olives – Retirement Travel Article

Self-Guided Tour of the Mount of Olives How We Came To Visit Jerusalem and The Mount of OlivesLooking Across The Kidron Valley At The Tour Buses On The Mount of OlivesAs it’s the epicentre for the world’s main religions, Jonathan and I have both always wanted to visit Jerusalem. However, we were somewhat hesitant to visit because we believe that spending travel dollars is, in a way, like voting and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict had us conflicted. We wanted to…

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