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Travel Announcement: To Israel!


Sometimes opportunities arise when you least expect them. It happened to me recently when a new travel company asked me to visit Israel and participate in a test tour. I pay only airfare - everything else from luxury hotel accommodations to food are covered by the organizer. Israel isn't a country to which I previously envisioned traveling, but how can I resist such an opportunity? It gives me a chance to explore an entirely new region of the world. The schedule will be out of my control to some extent, but the organizers will work with participants to visit areas of interest. I know for certain that we will be in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Bethlehem. I don't know if we will go further into Palestine, but I hope so.

Of course, the primary tourist attractions in Israel are religious sites but they're of no interest to me. What else can I see/do in these cities? Where can I find the most dramatic desert or scenic landscapes? Interesting people or markets? I want to make the drive to Ramon Crater, and am curious about the bedouin village/school in Khan al-Alhmar after reading this report. Has anyone been there? Please leave any suggestions about interesting places or people in comments. If anyone knows local English speakers in these cities who may be willing to answer questions and/or act as a guide, please let me know. I'd also be grateful if you could throw links to interesting photo reports from other LJ bloggers who have traveled in the region.

Thanks, in advance, for the help! I depart next Sunday, and will be sure to share photos and impressions of my journey.


Apr. 3rd, 2014 05:24 am (UTC)
Лучшая идея
The best option and the absolute luck is if at the days of your visit Jerusalem Fashion Week or something like that will take place in. If you manage to get on the underwear show and make a lot of pictures... This wil be the best possibility to promote blog. Macos & zyalt overfed readers with Israel and have left no choice for you. Only foul play!)

Edited at 2014-04-03 07:55 am (UTC)
Apr. 3rd, 2014 02:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Лучшая идея
I have not yet read any of macos' or zyalt's reports from this region. And why do I want to waste time looking at half-naked women? :) I can see that right here in Washington, DC by going to any nightclub. I just realized I'll be there during Passover.


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