Despite a lot of rain, my family and I had a good week in Israel. A great week actually. But I’m not sure how to write about it…
My trip report will not be about flights, though I will talk about our EasyJet flights from Basel to Tel Aviv and back. It also won’t be about hotels, though I will talk about the guest houses we stayed at in Jerusalem and Nazareth (plus our splurge at The Jaffa in Tel Aviv, of course).
The week was spent seeing sites of historic and religious interest. Those included Christian, Jewish, and Muslim holy places in Jerusalem–itself an enigmatic discussion–and Christian sites in the Galilee.
We also spent a day in Bethlehem, enjoying not just the Church of the Nativity (which felt like a crowded Disneyland attraction) but an exploration of the political artwork (including the famous Banksy Art) along the Israeli West Bank barrier.
And of course we had plenty of good coffee and kanafeh along the way.
Since this blog tries to steer clear of overtly political and religious debate, I’m really on the fence as to how I will present this report.
I’m considering the following segments:
- EuroAirport Skyview Lounge Review (BSL)
- 8 Hours On EasyJet
- Tel Aviv – Jerusalem High Speed Train
- A Regrettable Airbnb Experience in Israel
- What Surprised Me Most About Israel
- How I Spent 72 Hours In Jerusalem
- Why I Wasn’t Moved By Holy Sites In The Holy Land
- Great Coffee in Jerusalem
- Great Coffee in Bethlehem
- Negotiating for Lunch in Bethlehem
- The Best Kanafeh In Israel
- Great Coffee In Nazareth
- Great Coffee In The Galilee
- Driving In Israel
- The Jaffa Tel Aviv Review
- Traveling In Israel With A Young Child
But as I start to formulate this report, also wanted to leave it open to you, dear readers. What would you like to read in my report?
This will indeed be more of a destination report than a traditional miles/points trip report. We’ll see how it goes…