The Unexpected Pleasure of Eating Out in Jerusalem

The Unexpected Pleasure of Eating Out in Jerusalem

I didn’t expect to eat particularly well in Israel. I had memories from my last visit of endless amounts of falafel, fish and salad, and not much else. But I was pleased and surprised to find that the food had changed out of all recognition. Eating out in Jerusalem...

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Street Art of Nachlaot and the Machane Yehuda Market

Street Art of Nachlaot and the Machane Yehuda Market

One of many surprises about Jerusalem was how much there was to see in the “new” town, the area outside the Old City. One such discovery was the Nachlaot district and the neighbouring Machane Yehuda Market. This is a fascinating area, not least for the street art that...

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Shabbat of a Lifetime, a Unique Jerusalem Experience

Shabbat of a Lifetime, a Unique Jerusalem Experience

The Sabbath (or Shabbat) is a unique time in Jerusalem. Families come together and all work stops for twenty-four hours. One of the most important elements of the Sabbath is the Friday evening meal. I was privileged to experience this at first hand with Shabbat of a...

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Revisiting Jerusalem at TBEX International

Revisiting Jerusalem at TBEX International

I spent the summer of 1976 as a kibbutz volunteer in the far north of Israel. While I was there I travelled around the country, visiting Jerusalem, Haifa, the Golan Heights and many other places. It was one of my first ever foreign trips and I’ve never forgotten the...

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Kayakking Through the Mangroves in Abu Dhabi

Kayakking Through the Mangroves in Abu Dhabi

A few minutes earlier we were in Abu Dhabi, a noisy, bustling metropolis of high rise concrete, fast cars and muezzins. But here among the mangroves it was calm and peaceful, and there was no sound apart from the gentle swish of paddles. Learning to Paddle Five...

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