Monthly Archives: June 2008

Israel Travel – A trip to Petra and Eilat

This weekend we visited Petra and the Red Sea town of Eilat, Israel.  The main attraction for this trip was Petra and the easiest border crossing is in Eilat.  It is quite expensive to find a hotel in Eilat but … Continue reading

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Israeli’s aren’t messing around (especially with their toilets)

To say that Israeli’s (for the most part) build homes solidly is an understatement. Most of the homes I have seen in Israel have solid concrete walls. No drywall, no wood — solid concrete. Unfortunately, this also means no closets. … Continue reading

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Israel Travel – Beit Govrin National Park

It took us about 10 minutes to drive to Beit Govrin National Park from Kiryat Gat (http://www.parks.org.il/ParksENG/company_card.php3?CNumber=509499) and I highly recommend this park to all visitors.  The park is about 10-15 kilometers east of Kiryat Gat on 35.  The park consists … Continue reading

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Jogging in the Moshav

Rita and I enjoy jogging and it turns out that Sde Moshe is a great place to jog.  It seems like there is an endless amount of trails and farm fields to explore.  We currently have three runs: Short run … Continue reading

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Israel Travel – Acre/Akko

Acre/Akko is an old city located North of Haifa in northern Israel.  We took a short day trip to Akko and walked around the old city.  It is always interesting walking around such an old city.  If you visit Akko make … Continue reading

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I miss google maps

Update (12/07/2008): Google maps now provides Israel maps so this post is pretty much worthless as google maps is much better than the other two options. One of the things I miss is how developed the internet is in the US … Continue reading

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Israel Travel – First trip to Jerusalem

Today we visited Jerusalem’s old city.   We weren’t exactly sure how to get there and we ended up going out of our way.  From 1 the only indication of the old city (that I saw) is a small sign that … Continue reading

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