Israel

The Clock Apartments Jaffa

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 7:07 pm by .

Early morning in the ancient city of Jaffa and the streets are coming to back to life; the smell of freshly baked bread, car horns bleating from impatient drivers going to work, the sound of shop shutters being raised, a faint chant of a far off muezzin calling to prayer. This is the beating heart of old Jaffa and I love it.

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Carmel Caves added to UNESCO list

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 4:59 pm by .

The Carmel Caves in northern Israel have been added to the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.The caves have been added to the list for “providing a definitive chronological framework at key periods of human development.

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Carmel Forest Spa. Haifa

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 9:22 pmThis entry was posted in Europe and Middle East, Haifa, Hotel Reviews, Israel and tagged , , , on by .

Israel’s Carmel Forest Spa Resort, set in a national forest close to the country’s third city, Haifa, has taken on a challenge. It has set out to dispense relief to the stressed and demanding residents of one of the most dynamic nations on earth. But it has done so with relish since the late 1990’s to become the nation’s top wellness resort.

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The Carlton Hotel Tel Aviv

Thursday, July 11th, 2013 11:01 amThis entry was posted in Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, Israel and tagged , , on by .

You know, it’s a great feeling swimming outside fourteen floors up. For a start, you’re fourteen floors nearer the sun, and secondly,  the view is just incredible. Well it is from the roof of The Carlton in Tel Aviv that’s for sure.

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French Cheeses in the Negev

Saturday, June 15th, 2013 3:06 pmThis entry was posted in Europe and Middle East, Hotel Reviews, Israel, The Negev and tagged , , , , on by .

Leah Nahimov is a pioneer. She’s also something of a magician.Somehow, she and her husband Gadi have managed to create a little piece of France slap bang in the middle of the Negev Desert.

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Relaxing With Water Maidens in Eilat

Saturday, June 15th, 2013 2:54 pmThis entry was posted in Eilat, Europe and Middle East, Israel and tagged , , , on by .

Well this was a first. Lying on my back in the water with my eyes shut,  listening to underwater music whilst being gently twirled around by a water therapist. This is relaxation Jim, but not as we know it.

it is instead, relaxing with water maidens in Eilat.

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