When I received the itinerary for my tour of Israel, I admit I had to do a search in Google to find out what the word "rappelling" means. If, like me, you've never heard this term, in the UK we would call it abseiling!  I had...

The Dead Sea in Israel is the lowest point on earth. At 400 metres below sea level, this enormous salt lake is so salty that nothing can live in it, hence the name! Many people vacation here to enjoy the therapeutic properties of the water,...

The view from the top of Masada overlooking the Dead Sea is one of the best views I have seen in my entire life. Standing on this isolated rock cliff in the middle of the Israeli desert, looking out across to the Dead Sea,...

The Dead Sea is salt lake bordering Jordan to the East and Israel to the West. At 400m below sea level it's the lowest place on Earth, and definitely an experience for your bucket list.  Floating in the Dead Sea Israel The Dead Sea is 33.7% salt,...

When I was packing for Israel I was really puzzled as to what the weather would be like in March. I checked the weather forecast and the temperature in Jerusalem that day was 26?C, but the predicted temperatures for the date of my arrival were...

In Jerusalem I visited Mahane Yehuda Market, also known as "the shuk", where I had the opportunity to try some Halva at a stall called Halva Kingdom. If you haven't heard of Halva before, it's a dense, sweet confection that comes in big slabs. Israeli...

I have just returned from my very first visit to Israel, and honestly I have so much to say I don't even know where to start! I spent 6 days touring the country as a guest of the Israel Ministry of Tourism, exploring Jerusalem, the...