"Israel: Land of Contrasts" Top 5 Page for this destination Israel by Carmela71

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Just arrived from a wonderful trip around Israel.

I am adding slowly tips, and it is not useful right now, please come back later, to visit a wonderful country ...

Special thanks to all the vt members that we have meet during our trip:

Thanks Sharon a pleasure to meet you again.

Thanks Martin, Zohara and Tal, already missing you and your two little devils ;-) ....

Thanks to Hilla and Gil for our last dinner in Tel Aviv

And to all the people we meet in the barbecue.... I will keep on adding all the names

Israel Diversity

Israel is located in the Middle East, along the eastern coastline of the Mediterranean Sea, bordered by Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt.

It lies at the junction of three continents: Europe, Asia and Africa.

What had amazed me, is the diversity of this country, in such a little place (in comparation with Spain or for example USA), you can find everything you look for:

Religious & Historical & Adventure & Nature & Archaeology & Diving & Food, and the amount of natural parks in such a little country that is incredible.

All in one

Itinerary of the 13 days

Yesterday on the beach I realised that a week ago I was swimming on the same sea, but on the other side lol, and also bathing on Dead and Red Sea. I love Travelling what can I say lol

In the General tips I will include the itinerary of our trip, so I do not forget anything.

All Photos had been take by me and Stace (Beach_dog)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Just beautiful, so many contrasts ....
  • In a nutshell:Do not worry: pack and get ready to enjoy!
  • Last visit to Israel: May 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • IngaA's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2010 at 10:01 AM

    Avdat, I'll have to remember that place, though I'm sure, Martin won't let me bypass it :)

  • eriksson977's Profile Photo
    Jan 7, 2010 at 6:11 AM

    Hello Carmen, Nice pages. Thank you very much and happy new year to you. Tomas Eriksson :)

  • RhineRoll's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2009 at 3:24 AM

    just came back from my 2nd Israel trip, am even more intrigued than from my 1st trip!

  • WinterRoamer's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2008 at 10:22 PM

    Hello Carmela. Thank you for the to do tips as I am planning a January 2009 trip to Israel.

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2008 at 5:06 AM

    great little page you have put together here

  • Dec 12, 2007 at 10:44 AM

    I'm not so sure.Some Israelis don't give any tip.When I gave 5 Shekels as a tip to taxi drivers I encountered 3 eactions:1.Suprise, thanking me very much 2.Acting very disappointed (on purpose so Iwould give him more)3.Thankfulness.

  • guzziman's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2006 at 3:29 PM

    HI. As i am planning a trip around the Mediterranean by motorcycle i have a burning question : do you know if there is free transit through the Golan from Damascus to Haifa?? Hope to hear from you soon (and may be meet at Marbella?) motoguzz@hotmail.com

  • Andraf's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2005 at 12:22 AM

    Great page Carmela. Planning a trip to Israel in October and your page gave me some good ideas.

  • magor65's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2005 at 1:41 PM

    Such a small country but with a real diversity of things to do and see. This year instead of going to Spain and Portugal I've decided to visit Israel. Looking at your page Ican see it is the right decision

  • Gitanes's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2005 at 10:28 AM

    Lovely place to visit... I wish it was not that much corrupted by violence and it became again a tourist destination as I am sure it deserves! thanks for your lovely tips.


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