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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The flip side of ostentatious vigilance at Ben Gurion Airport
In continuation of the theme begun by Sergei Dole about what he happened to experience at Ben-Gurion's Israeli airport, I would like to give a logical continuation. And ask a…

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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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Israel (and vicinity)

You can fly there for less than $ 400. A charter to Cyprus is about 200. The ferry Limassol – Haifa – $ 60. Prices, respectively, round-trip. In winter, charters need to be sought both in St. Petersburg and in Kiev, somewhere, yes there are. Nevertheless, if you fly even in the winter with Aeroflot, then: from November 1, a winter discount of about 20% is valid. And in general there are all sorts of Pecs, apexes, youngsters, in a word, in $ 400, you can get everything done.

By the way, in November there are still full buzz in terms of climate, and in terms of prices, say, in Cyprus, too. It should be borne in mind that the ferry from Limassol goes only once a week, and most likely you will have to turn around somewhere in Cyprus for a few days, which in itself is a great pleasure. At this time of the year you can easily find an overnight stay for $ 5 from the bow (in the private sector), and if there isn’t even this money, sleep on the beach on trestle beds, it’s easy there. Imagine the dawn over the Mediterranean! By the way, unlike our Crimea, no one there will take your shoes off while you are sleeping, take your bag, bang you with your fist, or be taken to the police … There are now fewer ours either 🙂

Hitchhiking is ideal in Cyprus – they even write about this in their travel guides. You don’t have time to eat enough roadside oranges, when a right-hand drive jeep is already picking you up, and you, with a sinking heart, sitting in an unusual “driver’s” place, are already rushing under the “sertaki” in the mountains, in the lobes.

In Israel, by contrast, hitchhiking is extremely difficult, but, in principle, possible. Bus service by our standards of distances is expensive, but given that somewhere (I don’t remember already) for five dollars you can get from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and this is, you can say, other places, then it’s not so scary. It’s better not to risk it and ride in Israel after all by bus.

Now as for where it is better to warm the bones at this time of the year. Without a doubt, in Eilat, this is the southern tip of the country, on the Red Sea. Firstly, this sea, unlike the Mediterranean, is blue-blue, clean-clean, warm, and in nm there are a lot of exotic fish and corals (with money you can swim and see). Secondly, you automatically fulfill the testament of Vladimir Volfovich and wash your feet in the Indian Ocean (the Red Sea is part of it) and in the case of the arrival of V.V. you will have something to justify for power, and in case of non-arrival, you will simply have something to be proud of. Thirdly, it’s like a free zone and all prices there are significantly lower than in the country. In April, right after the Passover, a very cool international rock-jazz festival is held in Eilat, to which a lot of people come from different countries, traditionally sleeping in sleeping bags on the shore (this is possible there at other times, it is accepted, it’s not shocking anyone , in general, the city has a constant population of inspired tramps from around the world). In April it is warm there, about the same as ours in late May-early June, however, the Israelis themselves consider it cool :-)) A bunch of hostels, from three dollars or more, up to five-star hotels (who does not know – this is a hostel for the rich ) We were somehow in this – and nothing special, in the three-dollar fun. You can get to Eilat by bus from Tel Aviv, about $ 18, terribly beautiful, through the stony Egev desert, if the bus comes up double-decker – climb to the second floor, the sensations of falling into the abyss along the entire road will never be forgotten. In Eilat, you can hire temporary work as a marosik on one of a bunch of small excursion ships, while gender, age, education and citizenship do not matter …

Saturday transport appeared in Tel Aviv
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Nazareth. Church Synagogue
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Christian places Capernaum and Tabgha
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