How to swim in several seas at once
Israel for tourism is a unique country. Firstly, the Red Sea resort of Eilat is good for relaxing all year round; secondly, it is possible to combine the pleasant (that…

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Orange tree and symbolic whale
The old part of Jaffa has been reconstructed and turned into a tourist center. Here are the workshops of artists, galleries, souvenir shops. But even after restoration, the ancient streets…

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Living water of the Dead Sea
It was the end of January, but the water temperature turned out to be quite acceptable: not that warm, but, as they say in such cases, invigorating. I chuckled cheerfully,…

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mountain goat

Gedi Spring Oasis

In the immediate vicinity of the Judean Desert, between the shores of the Dead Sea and the slopes of the mountains, there is a strip of land only a few hundred meters wide. Thanks to the springs and the abundance of streams running from the mountains, this narrow ribbon abounds with vegetation and various exotic animals. This is a real oasis, known from biblical times under the name of En-Gedi. Half a century ago, in order to get here, I had to go several days through the hot desert. Now it’s enough to get into the car and just cross Israel from west to east.

The Gedi Nature Reserve was founded in Israel in 1972 in order to preserve the unique landscape and wildlife of the eponymous oasis. Its area is about 14.5 km2. Continue reading

Saturday transport appeared in Tel Aviv
In Tel Aviv, six free bus routes have been launched that operate on Shabbat - Jewish Saturday, when regular city transport does not go. The demand in the first weeks…

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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…

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Under the Star of Bethlehem - Silence
When our small group arrived at a hotel in Jerusalem, we were unpleasantly surprised by the silence in the lobby. Before giving us electronic cards, which act as room keys,…

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Israel Attractions
Tomb of the Virgin (Jehoshaphatova Valley) Christian Shrine Tomb of the Virgin Empress Elena (mother of Emperor Constantine the First) built a church in 326, which was able to survive…

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