Many people think of Israel as being hot and all year round. But this is far from the truth. While it’s true that Israel weather is famously steamy in July and August, it is definitely not this way all the time. Israel’s weather also differs from that which you will encounter in North America and Western Europe. Here, you will basically experience two different seasons: winter from late October to mid-March, and summer from April to October.
Many people who visit the country of Vietnam feel powerfully drawn to return again at another time. Why? Well, I haven’t quite been able to put my thumb on it. It may be because of the adorable children of the nation, who run through the streets, grinning and flashing peace signs for the tourists’ cameras. It may be because of the overall gentle and gracious demeanor of the people of Vietnam. Or, it could very well be due to the vividly colorful landscape, dramatic coastline, or compelling history. Even though I am not sure which reason is most persuasive, I find that I myself have certainly not escaped the grasp of Vietnam’s charm.
Never heard of the city of Pushkar? I’ll give you three hints as to where it is located:
(1) The official languages are Hindi and English.
(2) The city is surrounded by hills on three sides, and sand dunes on the fourth.
(3) You’ll find many different temples here, the most famous being the Brahma Temple.
Djerba (pronounced jer-buh) is one of those places in the world that somehow has remained a very well kept secret. Sometimes when I talk about it, I receive just a raised eyebrow and a puzzled look. If you are one who doesn’t know much about Djerba, then read on, because Djerba is a secret that is definitely worth being in on.
Sports! Art! Drama! Travel! Culture! Perhaps because it’s in Israel this year or perhaps because it combines both the games and art competitions, but all people can talk about is going to celebrate Maccabia in Israel this summer. You may have even noticed that the Maccabi ArtsFest was featured in a Super Bowl ad earlier this year!
The year 2010 is quickly coming to a close, which means that the Deluxe Kosher Tours journey to Panama this January is just as rapidly approaching. If you have read my past blogs about Panama (Panama is Much More Than the Canal, Highlights of My Trip to Panama City, and Planning For Winter Break) then you already know that Panama is the place of my birth, and a country that I think is just magnificent.
Shopping in Vietnam is a feast for the eyes, and won’t cause a famine in your wallet. This is undoubtedly the reason that shopping is such a popular activity here. As in most Asian countries, Vietnam beholds a wide array of cool items to shop for, and the prices are generally very low. Here you can have fun shopping for gifts for yourself, your family members, and your best friends, too.
With a year-round topical climate and an abundant wealth of natural beauty, perhaps the more appropriate question here would be, what don’t I do in Fiji? The options in this paradise are plentiful.
For the Jewish traveler, Venice, Italy is a treasure trove of history and points of interest. While many travelers picture only romantic canals and captivating scenery, the truth is that the history of Venice has a darker side that must not be ignored.
So you’re going abroad this spring or summer, and you want to stay in contact with stateside family and friends while you’re gone. Just pop your cell phone in your purse or luggage and you’re all set, right? Wrong. Dealing with telephone communications when you’re on a different side of the ocean is not quite that simple.