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Israel Trip in snapshots!

November 18, 2009

I know it is difficult but I will try to write as less as possible here :))

I went to Israel with no expectations but returned with heart full of excitement, stories and wonderful memories! See Israel in my words and pics..

Israel is a developed country in Western Asia located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. But you need to use magnifying glass to see it on map :))

As described, it is located on Mediterranean Sea. And we stayed in Tel Aviv, the heart of Israel and ofcourse the most beautiful city as well.

We stayed next to beach.. nothing special as the entire city is located next to beach! The view was just awesome. Have a look.

View from the hotel balcony. I have zoomed little bit.

This beach was not even 2 minutes walk away from the hotel.

Sun is always surreal, isn’t it?

Nobody can afford to miss Jerusalem city on the trip to Israel. The MOST DISPUTED place ON EARTH. Have a look.

Jerusalem as viewed from Mount of Olives

The city has a history that goes back to the 4th BC, making it one of the oldest cities in the world.Jerusalem is the holiest city in Judaism and the spiritual center of the Jewish people. And contains a number of significant ancient Christian sites, and is considered the third-holiest city in Islam.

Archeological Remains of Southern Wall.

Pictures telling the story of Jesus.

Place where Jesus was buried.

You will find four religions’ quarters – the Armenian, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim at the same place!! That’s Jerusalem. I was truly thrilled to see this place.

Our next destination was Dead Sea.

Dead Sea is the lowest point on the Earth dry surface!! Oh I was so excited to see Dead Sea. They say it is sooo saline that no living being can survive in there. And that is the reason, it’s called Dead Sea!

Even after knowing all these things, I wanted to swim!!! What a foolish decision! You can never swim there.. a minute single drop of water can make you run and cry πŸ™‚ And it happened with me. The water is very rich with minerals and salt. So you have to be really careful when you go in.

I had tough time initially but then later started floating. And that was an amazing experience to float in Sea πŸ™‚

After roaming in Israel, we finally decided to check Eilat. Eilat is the Goa of Israel.

Eilat is Israel’s southernmost city, a busy port as well as a popular resort, located at the northern tip of the Red Sea, on the Gulf of Eilat. I was awestruck to see this city. Eilat is desert + Red Sea πŸ™‚

We tried few water sports in Red Sea. And I will never forget my Parasail and Scuba Dive experience.

Scuba Diving was the best experience!!

After Israel, we started our journey to Eygpt. A complete different country with perfectly contrasting lifestyle and culture as compared to Israel. Meet you with the Egypt story in the next post πŸ™‚

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28 Comments leave one →
  1. Musings of a lonely traveler permalink
    November 18, 2009 12:26 pm

    Vineeta! it’s good to see Israel through your post. Scuba diving…u had any coaching before trying that?

    Now waiting for Egyptian episode..:)

  2. Vineeta permalink
    November 18, 2009 12:38 pm

    Hey thanks πŸ™‚
    I had no formal training for scuba diving. But I know swimming. And we were allowed for the introductory dive. We had one scuba diver with us all the time as scuba diving is very different from normal swimming.

  3. Mitr Friend - Bhushavali permalink
    November 18, 2009 12:44 pm

    Wow… That must have been great fun to float… U must have enjoyed great deal…

    Poetry in Stones Part TWO at My Travelogue
    My Travelogue, Savoir-Faire

  4. Mohan permalink
    November 18, 2009 2:01 pm

    I still remember that scary photo of yours with scuba diving πŸ™‚

    Goa of Israel is something to new to me! nice pics and a very brief yet neatly narrated article Vineeta. I think its time for me to plan for something of this sort from routine life!

  5. Indy permalink
    November 19, 2009 12:06 am

    Wow thanks for that lovely Israel travelogue and such beautiful pictures! felt like i had visited the city! Beautiful !!!

  6. Indy permalink
    November 19, 2009 12:06 am

    Wow thanks for that love Israel travelogue and such beautiful pictures! felt like i had visited the city! Beautiful !!!

  7. Nova permalink
    November 19, 2009 4:54 am

    Lovely travelogue!!

    So, how did you end up chosing Egypt and Israel as Vacation destination?

  8. kavita permalink
    November 19, 2009 6:15 am

    WHOA..Vineeta,thanks for such a wonderful virtual tour.The narration and the pictures made it a great experience…hey,i loved that scuba diving picture and the one with the Sun and the place where they buried Jesus and the picture telling Jesus story and….ok BABA ,I LIKED ALL THE PICTURES…ye dil mange more !!

  9. kavita permalink
    November 19, 2009 6:15 am

    WHOA..Vineeta,thanks for such a wonderful virtual tour.The narration and the pictures made it a great experience…hey,i loved that scuba diving picture and the one with the Sun and the place where they buried Jesus and the picture telling Jesus story and….ok BABA ,I LIKED ALL THE PICTURES…ye dil mange more !!

  10. Dhiman permalink
    November 19, 2009 9:05 am

    Scuba Diving & Para Sailing !!! Gr8 pictures and Israel is a very unique destination… also Jerusalem a highly controversial city claimed by different Religions for their origins ….

  11. Vineeta permalink
    November 19, 2009 9:48 am

    Hey thanks to all for the wonderful comments πŸ™‚

    @Mohan: Yeah! Do visit a place which is not a “tourist spot” and you will enjoy the most πŸ™‚

    @Nova: It was a business trip from hubby’s office πŸ˜€

  12. BK Chowla, permalink
    November 19, 2009 11:40 am

    It is very interesting and the pics are excellent.I do not know much about the country but I admire it’s people for their commitment to their country and it’s security.
    I wish our security and intelligence agencies could learn a lesson or two from Israel

  13. R. Ramesh permalink
    November 19, 2009 4:22 pm

    ya…thanks 4 yr comment..allow a brat to bite u and then pass on the same comment..heheh..joking ya..:0

  14. lostworld permalink
    November 19, 2009 5:02 pm

    You saved me a lot of money Vineeta !!!!! Awesome photos. You seem to have done it all in this trip. Through your pics, you make Israel seem like a must-visit holiday destination. Sun sand & beaches is always the right combo I guess.. πŸ™‚

    Waiting for Egypt with bated breath.. err.. πŸ˜‰

  15. R. Ramesh permalink
    November 21, 2009 4:15 pm

    hi cheers:)

  16. R. Ramesh permalink
    November 24, 2009 5:31 pm

    they may not have been talking abt me yarr..i am a good boy..heheh

  17. Vipul Grover permalink
    November 26, 2009 7:04 am

    Hey cool pics.. Scuba Diving looks gr8 πŸ™‚

  18. R. Ramesh permalink
    November 26, 2009 4:47 pm

    hahaha:) yr comment…

  19. Haddock permalink
    November 27, 2009 5:01 pm

    Thats a good photo essay, and some of the pictures are better than what you find in the brochures.

  20. Daniel D'Mello permalink
    November 28, 2009 10:37 am

    I really wanna visit Israel…

  21. Bhavesh Chhatbar permalink
    December 3, 2009 11:57 am

    Oh that’s beeeeeaautiful! πŸ™‚ And I liked your line β€” “We stayed next to beach.. nothing special as the entire city is located next to beach!”

    Forest Warbler

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    December 4, 2009 5:38 pm

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  23. Chiranjib permalink
    December 6, 2009 7:43 pm

    Amazing snaps… I have never been to Israel, but feel like going there now… thanks a ton!!! πŸ™‚

  24. subu.ps permalink
    January 22, 2010 8:00 am

    Superb frames you have captured. Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos with write ups here. As u said a visit to lesser knows places is sure to give u more memorable moments than the ones which are crowded. A policy which I also adopts when taking my family for an outing.

  25. Bhavik permalink
    January 22, 2010 8:00 am

    Visited again.. but this time I don’t want to miss commenting on this :P..

    I liked the lucid and succinct writing. Considering so many activities and on top of that historical/geographical facts about places, it hard to fit entire in a single post…

    why don’t you write something more about Scuba too?

    However you mentioned some other exotic experiences too . where are those snaps? πŸ˜›

  26. Netra permalink
    January 22, 2010 8:00 am

    What a beautiful experience you haev had. You made the blog readers also get the feel of your experience. Great pics and nicely narrated experience. πŸ™‚

  27. Anand permalink
    January 22, 2010 8:00 am

    Tel Aviv is not jus the heart of the country but a hub of all spy related stuff as well. And a fav place for all mystery writers to plan their stories there. πŸ™‚
    Beautiful pic.

  28. March 22, 2010 2:42 pm

    This is my first time on your blog and I must say that I am impressed.
    And the silhouette photo is too good!

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