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Comment by Buzzy Gordon on June 29, 2018 at 12:14pm


10 places to visit at night in Jerusalem

The article says they are free -- and they are, to a point. Many of them are designed to tempt you to spend money. (You may need to copy/paste the URL) 

https://tinyurl.com/freejslm

Comment by Buzzy Gordon on April 30, 2015 at 3:56pm

Ancient historic site in Israel just designated a UNESCO World Heritage site:

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1370

Amazing place!

Comment by Buzzy Gordon on August 5, 2014 at 5:16pm

Rare Jewish Coins from 1st Century Discovered

An archaeological excavation along the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway revealed a previously unknown settlement from the Late Second Temple period -- including a rare hoard of coins that was found in one of its houses. The hoard, which was kept in a ceramic money box, included 114 bronze coins dating to the Year Four of the Great Revolt against the Romans. This revolt led to the destruction of the Temple on Tisha B’Av (the ninth day of the month of Av) c. 2,000 years ago. 

According to excavation directors, “The hoard, which appears to have been buried several months prior to the fall of Jerusalem, provides us with a glimpse into the lives of Jews living on the outskirts of Jerusalem at the end of the rebellion. Evidently someone here feared the end was approaching and hid his property, perhaps in the hope of collecting it later when calm was restored to the region”. All of the coins are stamped on one side with a chalice and the Hebrew inscription “To the Redemption of Zion” and on the other side with a motif that includes a bundle of lulav between two etrogs. Around this is the Hebrew inscription “Year Four”, that is, the fourth year of the Great Revolt of the Jews against the Romans (69/70 CE). 

Comment by Buzzy Gordon on December 6, 2012 at 11:30pm

Seeking hotel PR reps in Israel.

Guidebook author traveling to Israel next week would like to hear from reps of hotels interested in coverage.

Thanks,

Buzzy

Comment by visitmeteora.travel on October 31, 2012 at 9:46am

Unlike many travel operators dealing with holidays to Meteora, we are here in Meteora! All the members of our team have an intimate knowledge of this region and can share their first hand knowledge and experience with you. We are also local and contactable when you arrive here and can sort out any unforeseen issues you may have.

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Comment by Anil on September 19, 2012 at 4:54pm

Thanks. This is what I might end up doing, dunno if I'd fly into Eilat. Looking into some land tour operators. 

Comment by Buzzy Gordon on September 19, 2012 at 3:03pm

Going to Petra via AMM is not recommended. A domestic flight to Eilat would be the way to go; and although I am not necessarily a fan of organized tours, it might be worth checking into in this case. 

Comment by Anil on September 18, 2012 at 1:50am

Buzzy,

Thanks !

Yes, I am indeed going in the shoulder season. I noticed that TLV-AMM  has to be the most expensive $/seat-mile at a whopping $4.26/mile.

Comment by Buzzy Gordon on September 17, 2012 at 9:14pm

Anil,

I can recommend the Port Hotel (http://www.porthoteltelaviv.com/) and probably most of the hotels in its umbrella Sun Group. But you'll have no trouble finding excellent hotels at even less than that price, as long as you're there after Oct. 8 and before Christmas.  

Comment by Anil on September 17, 2012 at 7:05pm

I have checked SniqueAway  and I have checked Hotwire, I am looking for a hotel near to Ha-Yarkon; probably walkable distance - The conference hotel is a starwoods property, I am looking for something in the USD 200-250 range.

 

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