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Escape from Israel – The truth about Israeli Border Control

Escape from Israel – The truth about Israeli Border Control

Getting in was never going to be easy.Getting out proved more difficult. All said and done, I had 2 missed bookings, 2 additional nights and a missed flight directly attributable to Israel’s over-dominant tourist police. Getting InCrossing from Taba, Israel. As I had to yell into the face of the border guard in Taba in order for him to stop kicking at my feet, “I’m a tourist, I’m visiting your country as a tourist. LEAVE ME ALONE”.You may think I’m…

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Religious sites in Egypt/Jordan/Israel

Religious sites in Egypt/Jordan/Israel

I intend to keep this up to date; giving clear GPS fixes of the most important religious sites in Egypt. Mount Sinai Where Moses received the ten Commandments. Located: 28.539 33.975 Monastery of St. Anthony The oldest surviving monastery. Located: 28.936 32.352 Towns of Sodom & Gomorrah God’s destruction upon early buggers. View Larger Map Dead Sea Scrolls Testament by the Essenes to the Second Coming of Christ.  Located: 31.77369 35.2039 Church of the Nativity Site of the Birth of…

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Mark a Miracle

Mark a Miracle

Yes that’s right, Mark a miracle. I’ve seen this one before. St. Helier 1999, the Total Solar Ecilpse. A true miracle, a perfect circle of pure blue sky appeared cutting through the clouds obscuring the eclipse from our view. Anyone on Jersey that day can testify to the event. Cloud or Trial? This one looks almost as bombastic and almost as well timed. Amazing. I’ll let you make up your own minds. Wow – Is it a Miracle!! Mark a…

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Church of the Nativity – Bethlehem

Church of the Nativity – Bethlehem

KML 31.70431 35.20736 Or Bet Lehem if you are catching a bus. This is one of the most sacred cites for X-tians as it represents the spot where Jesus was brought into this world through the virgin Mary. I travelled up here by taxi which cost 60Nsi. There are no buses all the way and the taxi driver tells me it’s violent compared with Jerusalem a 10 minute journey away. History Again, like the Church of the Sepulcher, this was…

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Eating out in Jerusalem

Eating out in Jerusalem

Since there seems to be so little about this on the Internet, I’m going to introduce you to a well researched list along with exact locations of some of the finest, cheapest or most popular eateries in the city. Beni’s Fish Restaurant 1 Mesilat Yesharim, Jerusalem Located in the Abu-Kosh district of town along with some other popular restaurants, Beni’s serves fresh fish Kosher style. There wasn’t a massive selection on the menu and no starters. I had grayling, surrounded…

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Shabbat

Shabbat

Was going to visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Israel has other Ideas and is celebrating Shabbat which means everything, (even B&Q), closes down for the day. No buses, no nothing. The streets are silent. Nature is in recovery. No visits yetRelated Posts Day 56 – Newquay to Lands End Last day. It’s taken 56 days to make the whole journey; from John O’Groats to Lands End. I’ll do a summary of some stats in the next post,…

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Jerusalem – Old City

Jerusalem – Old City

So much to see within the City Walls, it’s an experience in itself. Old City is built in a valley, made up of a series of walkways, divided to 4 quarters reflecting the religious persuasion of that sections inhabitants. I’ve devoted my attention to visiting the three most important sites in Jerusalem Old City:- Jews – The Wailing Wall [Part of the Holy Temple of David site of the Holy Holies] Christians – The Church of the Sepulcher [Built on…

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Israel Museum

Israel Museum

KML 31.77369 35.2039 Located in West Jerusalem in amongst the government buildings, rose gardens and bird watching sanctuaries, the museum of Israel has a small number of exhibits of particular interest. Airy breaking up You could be forgiven for thinking you were in an ornamental gardens for there seems to be a certain pride here for all things green. but the gardens are light and airy breaking up the different sections of the museum. The ‘all in good time exhibition’…

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SO here I am..

SO here I am..

KML 31.78506 35.20276 In Israel, located at the CP for special rate. Took border crossing over the KHB or King Hussain Bridge. Got some border drawbacks, as usual I was stopped, for more than 6 hours this time. I worked my way over the border by shuttle bus arriving at the Israeli side for about 11am, it must have been about 5.30pm by the time I passed through customs and only because the border control girl liked me. Passed through…

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Tyke’s travel tips

Tyke’s travel tips

Here are some travel tips for those planning a trip to south america. 1- NEVER ARRIVE AT NIGHT – chances are you’ll be making those gruelling 20 hour plus bus journeys, the last thing you want is to be wandering round a strange town with all your stuff at the dead of night. 2- YOU WILL GET ROBBED – depending on your outlook, this may be funny, mildly annoying or a personal tragedy. Keep you passport and sexually integrity intact,…

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