Franciscan Order in the Holy Land
But only the Order of the Franciscans earned the right to be called the Keepers of the Holy Land, and its founder, Francis of Assisi, wore the stigmata from the…

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Travel to holy places
Late in the evening, a scheduled bus drove up to the Sheremetyevo-2 Airport sparkling with thousands of lights. I have not been here for a long time, and the changes…

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The Dead Sea
For hundreds of years, humanity has not ceased to wonder at the harsh lifelessness of this sea. This is the water basin with the highest salinity in the world -…

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Tel Aviv – Jaffa

Kilometers of sandy beaches, the golden coast, on which the waves of the turquoise blue Mediterranean Sea gently roll. Daily catch at the fishing port, open-air cafe on green glades and noisy streets.

From dawn to dawn on the Mediterranean coast, in countless restaurants, clubs, pubs, entertainment venues, life is in full swing.

There is no other city that represents modern Israel better than Tel Aviv, along with ancient Jaffa, where the biblical Jonah emerged victorious in the battle with the whale.

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From the desert – with love

Deserts in Israel are not dull tons of sand, but colorful mountains, deep canyons and caves created by wind, water and time. This is a carefully regulated living world, not emptiness, but space, incitement to contemplation.

Cowboys, Bedouins and cold beer

There were five of us. We lived in Eilat for three days and frolic in the water from the bottom of our hearts. We swam in the Red Sea just like that, diving with a mask near the coral reefs, taking pictures with dolphins. And we wanted some kind of land exotic. Maybe in the desert on a camel? Natural and exotic! Here it is, the desert, visible from the hotel window, it remains to find a camel. The flyer read: Texas Ranch, camel tours starting at $ 35, including Bedouin snacks. Continue reading

Caesarea – the city that Herod built

We were about to meet Caesarea, an ancient port built by King Herod and now located about 40 km from Tel Aviv. As soon as you enter the territory of Caesarea National Park, it becomes clear that this is not just separate archaeological excavations, but a real city where you can walk for more than one day. No wonder tourists are offered several routes. From a very quick acquaintance for one or two hours to a long walk lasting 6 hours with an examination of the numerous historical and archaeological sights of this wonderful place.

Situated on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea from the bays between the mouths of the Crocodile Stream and the Hadera River, the city was undoubtedly once incredibly beautiful. Continue reading

Kinneret
Tens of millions of years ago, a unique geological phenomenon occurred in nature, as a result of which the earth's crust unfolded over a distance of 6.5 thousand km and…

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How to cross the border of Israel without control?
Now I’m not talking about the transparent border of Egypt and Israel, where the fence is only 30 km from the Gaza Strip to the south, and the second is…

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Kinneret
Tens of millions of years ago, a unique geological phenomenon occurred in nature, as a result of which the earth's crust unfolded over a distance of 6.5 thousand km and…

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How to cross the border of Israel without control?
Now I’m not talking about the transparent border of Egypt and Israel, where the fence is only 30 km from the Gaza Strip to the south, and the second is…

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