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Travelling in Israel FAQ

Israel – about travelling in the Holy Land & frequently asked questions I frequently receive emails and messages from friends but also from complete strangers requesting information about travelling to Israel. The questions are always the same hence why I have decided to write this article (which will be updated frequently): Is Israel safe? Counterquestion: Is Paris safe? Is Graz safe? Is California safe? My answer: it depends! Dress appropriately…

Israel Hiking Packing List

Hiking in Israel – the ultimate Packing List

Hiking in Israel – the ultimate Packing List Hiking gets more and more common. Israel is a hip country to travel to. Why not combine the two and discover the Holy Land by hiking and walking? Follow the footsteps of Jesus through Galilee, the Judean Desert, the Wadis, Negev and many more! Keep in mind that the climate in Israel is dry and hot – even in winter the temperatures won’t…

Israel travel tips

Israel Travel Tips // Israel 101 // Israel for Beginners

Shalom my fellow Wanderlusters! Israel is a diverse country in every single aspect. I got the chance to visit this beautiful and historically important country on the Asian continent. Israel Travel Tips // Israel 101 // Israel for Beginners General The official languages are Hebrew and Arabic Remember Shalom and Toda Raba which mean Hello and Thank you in Hebrew As-salam alaykom and šukran in Arabic Jerusalem is the capital, Tel Aviv…

How did Viki start blogging?

I had never planned a career as a travel or dive blogger. But I remember well that I started to bring my ideas to paper – as soon as I could reasonably write.

My words in different places

My words in different places Imagine this: I don’t only write for my blog, but also frequently (and not so frequently) for other blogs, newspapers, magazines and other media out there. I’m a frequent contributor to a last minute booking platform in Austria, the Dubai Metro Magazine READ, a photo magazine and also write for derstandard.at Written by my or about me Place of Employment: World, Trend Magazine (Austrian economics…

two passports all you need to know

Two Passports? All you need to know

Two Passports – is that possible and why? Certain countries don’t get along that well and others require visas that need some time to get. So what can you do when your passport is at an embassy and you need to travel? —> Get a second passport! At least in Austria it’s possible to own two passports. Who’s eligible, why get one and what the differences are, that’s all covered…

The Dirndl

A Dirndl travelling the world Dirndl Time In this section of my blog I’ll show you pictures of the Dirndl travelling the World! I started travelling with my Dirndl long before this blog existed and take great photos all around the globe. The Dirndl is the traditional Austrian dress and not only worn on Sundays and holidays. I’ve already taken my dress on a round the world trip and keep…

Israel Hiking Wadi Qelt

Hiking through Wadi Qelt

Hiking through Wadi Qelt Israel – a country rich in culture, religion, people, …. but wait! It is even more than that! Have you ever thought of hiking your way through the Holy Land? The unique landscape, the different areas, Wadis, mountains, deserts, lakes and seas are great to do so! There are many great trails winding their way through Israel such as the Gospel Trail, The Israel Trail and…

El Al Security

How to get through the El Al Pre-Check-In-Security Procedure with a smile

How to get through the El Al Pre-Check-In-Security Procedure with a smile I have been to Israel two times already and flew with the national airline El Al on both occasions. Their pre-check-in questions might sound a bit strange, but I want you to be ready and know what to expect. Extra Check-In-Area In Vienna, Innsbruck, Munich, Berlin, Frankfurt, … the check in areas of El Al are either in a separate…

Travel Chronicles Chronic Wanderlust

Travel Logbook

Chronic Wanderlust Travel Chronicles These are the chronicles of my travels, starting back then in 1992! Follow up my story of travelling, my love for the unknown and the heart of a wanderluster! Info: Many trips within Austria are not listed as they are countless! 2017 January: Mexico + Colombia January to June: Colombia April: Galapagos, Ecuador June: Aruba, Bonaire + Curaçao July to August: Canada 2016 January: Belize + Mexico…

2014 review Chronic Wanderlust

136 days, 13 trips and 8 countries travelled in 2014

136 days, 13 trips and 8 countries! That was 2014!! Munich, Germany – February My dear friend Sophie got a work and travel visa for Canada for a year! How exciting is that! Saying goodbye is never easy, but we always skype and since we never lived very close we never got to spend a lot of time together offline. She is one of my closest friends and a travel nerd…

5 spots love tel aviv

5 Spots that will make you love Tel Aviv

  5 Spots that will make you love Tel Aviv Shalom my fellow Wanderlusters! Most travellers arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv when they start their journey through Israel. Don’t start your trip in Israel by heading off to other parts of the country but get to know the mix of tradition and innovation that is Tel Aviv. I had no idea of what Tel Aviv was…