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March 3, 2019

The new Peres Centre for Peace and Innovation provides an amazing look into the history and future of Israel as a "Start Up Nation". This interactive centre provides the visitor in the first section to meet with some of the people who have made amazing creations that h...

February 27, 2019

When wandering around Hatikva Market (Shuk Hatikva) it is amazing that you start to take on a degustation tasting menu of the history of the waves of immigration to Israel through the years.

Hatikva means hope (also the name of the national anthem), and it was on this s...

February 13, 2019

Israel is fast becoming a beacon for wine lovers with over 250 different boutique wineries all over the country from the desert to the mountains the variety of soil provides winemakers with various challenges but also to consumers a variety of different of different pa...

February 6, 2019

 The Madaba Map is the oldest existing graphic representation of Jerusalem that exists. It is found on the floor of the Church of St George in Madaba Jordan. The modern day Church sits on top of the remains of a Byzantine Church dating to around the mid 6th cent AD. Fo...

October 28, 2018

We learn from geography and history that Andalusia was the territory in the Iberian Peninsula ruled by Muslims between 711 and 1492, famous today for the Islamic architecture of the Mezquita in Cordoba and the Alhambra in Granada.  The influence of Al-Andalus can...

November 11, 2017

Olives, the Olive Tree and Olive Oil have a large presence in the culture and traditions of the Land of Israel. The olive branch was first mentioned in the Biblical story of Noah after the flood a dove returned with an Olive branch as a sign that there is dry land. Oli...

October 20, 2017

It is hard to walk for 5 minutes in any modern city without finding a Coffee Shop. From large commercial brands to cosier neighbourhood jaunts, coffee is a cornerstone of modern society. Considering this, let’s ponder for a moment all the ways in which Coffee has filte...

September 23, 2017

Here are some insider's tips about places people don't really know about, so you can see Israel through the eyes of a local. If you have visited Israel more than once, then you will probably appreciate this post, and even if you haven't this might add some flavour to t...

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