Israel trip 2014: Day 1

Our first day began with a stroll down the promenade of Tel Aviv, from where we could see the city of Jaffa (ancient Joppa).

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We decided to take the train to Jerusalem, which was the cause of some mirth to local people – for them, the train is too slow and some of them even wondered if we would reach Jerusalem by nightfall. But it was a great way to see the countryside – as well as meet some local people.

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Once settled in our hotel, we spent the rest of the day getting a feel for Jerusalem, beginning with a panoramic view of the city from the top of the YMCA building.

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5 thoughts on “Israel trip 2014: Day 1

  1. Hi! If I may ask your advice — I’ve always wanted to do a pilgrimage to Israel. I’m generally a DIY traveler, but most of the people I know who have been there signed up for package tours. What would you recommend?

    • Both times we have gone we have hired a guide for our own party and we would thoroughly recommend that. The country is steeped in so much history that I think a guide is indispensable if you want to get the most out of your trip. Hope this is helpful.

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