The beautiful area surrounding the Kinneret, or Sea of Galilee as many know it, is incredibly rich with history, meaning and good, old-fashioned family charm. Visiting Kibbutz Ginnosar is just one of these treasures and deserves not to be missed!
A historical walk through Jaffa, Israel. One of the oldest operating ports in the world and the home to incredible history, diversity and modern culture.
Do you want to travel to Israel? Planning a trip to Israel is the start of an unforgettable trip to the Holy Land. This tiny country is one of the world’s most exciting and varied destinations. Before you go, you’ll want to take a run through some tips and resources, especially if you are a first-time […]
Reenactment of the 1187 Battle of Hattin Nations are constantly put through tests and challenges. They can be as small and unaffecting, or they can be enormous causing physical and emotional injuries on a nation’s citizens. Such can be the case with wars that could either end as a footnote in history or leave lasting […]
It is fascinating to read the opening paragraphs of Jon Jeter’s 2001 article on Johannesburg confronting an unprecedented environmental crisis as tons of refuse bloated landfills and clogged streets. He writes: “Come nightfall, downtown Johannesburg is overrun with garbage, coating the pavement with a greasy paste. Buffeted by the wind, empty cartons, crumpled paper, bottles, […]
No visit to Israel’s capital is complete without visiting its magical marketplace – Machane Yehuda. From shopping to enjoying authentic Israeli cuisine, this iconic market invites you to discover a microcosm of the ‘REAL’ Jerusalem. While there are several internationally recognized places of interest in Jerusalem whose names are synonymous with the city – the […]
No visit to Tel Aviv would be complete without visiting at least one market, or “shuk” as it is known locally. This gives visitors a chance to experience a slice of Israeli culture and to enjoy a ‘taste’ of its lifestyle. As my literati friend, Henrietta David so eloquently put it: “Reminds me of Alice […]
Carpeting Europe’s verdant landscape are majestic castles alluring tourists by their magnitude, splendor and history. South African TV viewers of the 2017 Tour de France would have noticed some of these impressive castles, fortresses and splendid Chateaus along the route watching out for their cycling compatriots – Janse van Rensberg, Jaco Venter and Louis Meintjies. […]
By Sasha Star Some people cross crocodile-infested waters… Others partake in violent protests where rocks are thrown and tyres are burnt… Wonder Woman sprinted across a war zone with bullets firing on either side. I braved Jerusalem’s famed shuk (market) Machane Yehuda… on a Friday. There is a special energy that envelopes the market Erev […]
From the lowest spot in the world to the high point of your holiday in Israel, the Dead Sea offers an oasis of beauty, relaxation, tranquility and excitement. The drive down to the Dead Sea whether from Jerusalem or Arad never fails to fascinate as you pass one sign after another marking the rapid descent. […]
Tel Aviv’s original train station, known as ‘HaTachana’, is a place for shopping, eating, drinking beer – lots of it – and mixing with locals and tourists. It is no more a place to catch a train but to catch a ride to a “destination” of fun. South Africans know all about trains. It […]
It is often said that you must scratch the surface to discover true beauty. This is only half true about Eilat, for in this cherished part of Israel, its beauty is both above and below its magical multifarious surface – eternally alluring – inviting mesmerising discovery. Beneath the flowing shades of green and blue of […]
Established during the ninetieth century by German Templers, the German Colony – in Hebrew, HaMoshava HaGermanit or simply HaMoshava – is an illuminating gem in the nation’s capital. Replete with picturesque old refurbished homes nestled in leafy lanes, old historical buildings, and a main street lined with trendy shops, restaurants and cafés, it is well […]
A paradise for birds, Israel’s fields, cliffs, rivers, ravines, gorges and desert plains welcome more foreign visitors than Ben Gurion Airport. It is little wonder that the country is also a paradise for those who want to check out these ‘birds’. Clearly birds have a splendid time in Israel if one goes by the number […]
While it does not project the grandeur of Paris’ ‘Avenue des Champs-Elysees’, or offer the pulsating “jol” experience of Cape Town’s ‘Long Street’, Bialik Street personifies the cultural journey of Tel Aviv – a journey where visitors require not tough shoes but exploring minds. Bialik street can take five ministers to casually stroll or five […]