Category Archives: Middle East

Modern Tel Aviv and Jaffa in Photos – The Gateway to Israel

Jaffa Tel Aviv

I’m here in modern Tel Aviv with Sharon Cracknell, author of Pringles, Vivas and a Glow in the Dark Jesus. We’re staying in an AirBnB on Dizengoff street, with our amazing secular Israeli host Val and his one-eyed dog, Masha. I see Tel Aviv as the gateway to Israel due to the cheap and accessible […]

Photographs that Will Make you Want to Explore Mount Zion

Mount Zion Menorah

An early rise meant that we could arrive at Mount Zion before 9am and miss the crowds of tourists that swarm the city of Jerusalem on a daily basis. We walked out of the city walls through Zion gate and found places of religious significance for both Judaism and Christianity. Dormition Abbey on Mount Zion Dormition […]

Masada, Marijuana and Mayhem!

Masada Israel

*Today’s guest post and photography on visit Masada is by Sharon Cracknell.  I was very excited.  I had finally booked myself on a tour to visit Masada Temple and the Dead Sea.  Masada was top of my list of must see destinations in Israel.  It’s famous for the final battle between the Roman Empire and […]