Middle East

Travelling in Israel FAQ

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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 and do your research about where not to go/dangerous parts of the city. I have been to Israel twice and felt really safe both times. Solo and as part of…

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Christmas Tree Lightening Jordan

I went to Jordan to see their Christmas Tree

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Let’s go to Jordan to see their christmas tree It’s christmas time and many of you have already put up a wonderful christmas tree and decorated it nicely. Christmas without a tree is not really christmas, isn’t it? Although I’ve spent christmas abroad a couple of times already (and will do so this year), I do miss the traditions that come with the christmas time in December. A few weeks back an email found its way into my inbox. I was officially invited to travel to Jordan and take part in the royal christmas tree lightening ceremony. Oh, wait what?…

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It is time to say „Dubai“ …

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It is time to say „Dubai“ … that’s what one of my mates said in June last year. We had just decided to go on a short trip away. Wanting to take advantage of being able to fly at a reduced fare on Austrian Airline flights we chose DUBAI as our destination! Day 1: On 7th of June 2014 we took the !very! early morning train to Vienna at 5:45 am (aw how I hate getting up early in the morning). After taking the bus from Vienna Westbahnhof to Vienna International Airport at 1pm we boarded the plane to Dubai!…

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Dubai: What to do in this fantasy world

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Dubai: What to do in this fantasy world Get underwater at the Aquarium of Atlantis Hotel The Atlantis Hotel is located at the very top of the well-known Palm. The whole hotel complex is huge and seems to be more an adventure park than a hotel. The Aquaventure Water Park should not be missed – although I had to skip it this time because of lack of time (what a shame). But I did visit the Atlantis Aquarium! You’ll find the entrance to this underwater world within the hotel/mall area. Entrance fee was 100 AED in summer 2015. Prepare yourself…

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Debut for Dubai

Dubai Debut – Is this the real life, is this just fantasy? Tips for your first visit

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Dubai for Beginners – Is this the real life, is this just fantasy? Who of you recognized the “Bohemian Rhapsody” song from Queen? …. Escape from reality! Open your eyes, look up to the sky and see! … This pretty much describes how I experienced the crazy and mad city of Dubai! Sand, sand and more sand is the picture you get when looking out of your airplane window whilst flying over the UAE. Then out of a sudden there is a spot of light and high buildings on the coast. My first impression of Dubai was hot, hot temperatures, but…

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Israel Hiking Wadi Qelt

Hiking through Wadi Qelt

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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 the Jesus Trail. Having this variety in mind you’ll find many trails suited best for your level of fitness! Now it’s time to introduce you to my favourite day trip:…

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Israel Hiking Packing List

Hiking in Israel – the ultimate Packing List

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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 go below 15°C! Temperatures may rise as high as 46°C in the summer, although 35°C are more common. What to pack sunscreen or sunblock (!!!) hat or a scarf to protect your head…

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Israel travel tips

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

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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 their second biggest city It is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, the Dead Sea and Red Sea as well as Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Gaza, West bank. Dress respectfully…

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5 spots love tel aviv

5 Spots that will make you love Tel Aviv

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  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 all about of nor what would expect me in Israel at all. Almost every day sad news from Israel are amongst the headlines in European media. Why did it even…

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