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Netanya Shopping

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
Netanya Shopping

Netanya Israel Shopping Knowing how to shop in Netanya, including bargaining, price savings, and location of stores is essential to a great vacation. Whereas in the ‘olden days’ visitors used to shop in local souvenir stores around the beach and the center of town, nowadays many prefer to do their shopping in an air-conditioned Netanya mall. […]

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The Shuk

| August 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Shuk

Israel Markets – The Shuk No culinary tour of Israel would be complete without venturing into at least some of the country’s open-air food markets, found in every major city. The shuk (Hebrew, is an important part of Israel’s culinary tradition. Besides offering the locals fresh produce at bargain prices, the market in Israel offers […]

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A Taste of Israel

| August 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
A Taste of Israel

Tasty Israel It is said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Perhaps, then, the best way to let Israel into your heart is to get a taste of the local Israeli cuisine. A culinary tour cuts right to the chase in giving you the fullest flavor of this holy – […]

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Streets of Jerusalem

| July 30, 2012 | 0 Comments
Streets of Jerusalem

Jerusalem Streets: HaRav Kook Street Take a short walk to HaRav Kook Street, almost directly across Zion Square.  On the corner where Rav Kook Street meets Jaffa Road, you’ll find a line of sherut vans taking passengers to Tel Aviv.  This is quite useful information to keep in mind if you’re ever in a hurry to get […]

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Restaurants Tel Aviv

| July 30, 2012 | 1 Comment
Restaurants Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv Restaurants Ask ten people to name their favorite Tel Aviv restaurant and you’ll likely get ten different answers. For more about restaurants in Tel Aviv and around Israel see the Baruch Haba Restaurant site that offers an English website for restaurants with an online booking service, specials and discount coupons; booking on line ensures […]

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Gush Etzion

| July 25, 2012 | 1 Comment
Gush Etzion

Gush Etzion – A Variety of Landscapes Gush Etzion, otherwise known as the Etzion Bloc, comprises a cluster of rural communities dotted along the Judean hills, south of Jerusalem. Its history and rolling landscapes play host to a treasure of archaeological delights, natural wonders, and a pastiche of cultural happenings, with Kibbutz Kfar Etzion, Tekoa, […]

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Fun Things to Do in Tel Aviv

| July 24, 2012 | 0 Comments
Fun Things to Do in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv Things to Do There are plenty of things to do in Tel Aviv! If you’re in the mood for some fun, consider the following: 1. Segway Tour The Segway, a two-wheeled self-balancing vehicle that moves in response to the riders’ movement, is the latest  and very popular form of transport for getting around […]

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Jaffa Tel Aviv

| July 24, 2012 | 1 Comment
Jaffa Tel Aviv

Old Jaffa Old Jaffa is the exact opposite of its modern, bustling sister-city Tel Aviv, with its white buildings reflecting the sun’s glare and its straight symmetrical streets. Old Jaffa, one of the world’s oldest cities, is a delightful collection of narrow jumbled alleyways and paths, stairways that come out of nowhere, beautiful shady courtyards, and stairs […]

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Mahane Yehuda

| July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Mahane Yehuda

Julien Menichini  CC BY 2.0 Experiencing the Shuk The Shuk Ask any Jerusalemite: “Where’s the best place to shop?” and 9 out of 10 will not name a supermarket or mall—they’ll answer, “the shuk.” That’s the local name for the Machane Yehuda Market, located at the western end of Jaffa Road in central Jerusalem.  It’s a 10-minute […]

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Ben Yehuda Street

| July 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
Ben Yehuda Street

Ben Yehuda Street Jerusalem Jerusalem’s Light Rail system will take you to one of the city’s most beloved shopping streets: Ben Yehuda Street.  Get off at Zion Square and you’ll find yourself at the beginning of the venerable Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Mall. Jerusalemites call it simply the “midrachov”— the pathway or pedestrian way.  Lined with shops, cafes and banks, and […]

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