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Miscellaneous: Travelers often forged that they need to get an
International Cell Phone Rental
when traveling to Israel or anywhere in Europe for that matter, if you use your cell phone you will be shocked to see the bill you'll get, check out sites like www.cellomobile.com, where you rent a cell phone, get a local phone number and pay almost nothing.
Written Jul 5, 2010
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: As far as clothes are concerned:
- Shorts and T shirts are fine for most places in August.
- In order to visit holy places (Christian / Jewish / Muslim), modest clothing is necessary, especially for women.
- Sandals are fine for easy walking; good shoes are better for the cobblestones of Jerusalem and other old cities, and for hikes (like climbing Massada!).
- For going out in the evening: casual dressing is the rule, unless you are going to attend formal dinners or weddings...
- Don't forget to get a hat, sunglasses and strong sunscreen!
Miscellaneous: Reading material, besides a guidebook and a small Hebrew phrasebook:
- If you are going to visit ancient Biblical sites, a copy of the Bible is handy.
- a book or two about Israel, to get into the atmosphere and get another perspective: non-fiction, such as "Oh, Jerusalem"; fiction: one of Amos Oz's novels, for example.
Written Jun 18, 2010
Luggage and bags: Zip lock bags are a must! They will come in very handy on the beaches and especially down in the dead sea. Especially if traveling with kids. On beach they are great for collecting sea shells and throughout Israel wonderful for gathering various leaves or flowers to dry in a post trip album, or collecting rocks and various pebbles. Down in the dead sea they are great for gathering some mud! and salts. Also try an empty mineral water bottle and fill it up with dead sea water. Great for facials- and best of all! FREE
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: layers layers layers
Photo Equipment: For kids, disposable cameras,
or instant cameras...
Miscellaneous: Try visiting an Ethiopian Absorption Centre and meeting new Ethiopian immigrants to Israel. A very meaningful experience...try Mevaserret Zion Absorption Centre between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Will need to get in touch with the Jewish Agency for Israel to pre arrange - but very worthwhile enhancement to any trip to Israel even with kids!!.
Written Jan 8, 2008
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Winter time: November - March, Make sure to have warm clothes, and a coat. Even if you'll be luck to enjoy some of the warm winter days nights will be COLD.
Summer time: April - October, Although April may be a bit chily sometimes its still spring time and warm most times.
Summer is VERY hot here, especially at the southern area of Israel.
Avarage Temp' around the country during summer time is 35c at the center, And its very humid.
At the south (Beer Sheva, Eilat, Dead Sea, Massada and the desert) its usually around 40c !!!
You dont need much clothes but be sure to have a hat and a sunblock.
Updated May 23, 2007
Luggage and bags: Large Beach bag or hold all with a zip to stop the contents falling out when they go through security checks at the border.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Flip flops, rubber reef shoes, hat, sunglasses, suncream, swimwear.
Photo Equipment: Remember to take lots of pictures of your trip but not in or around the border crossings
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Towel
Written May 11, 2007
Luggage and bags: I recommend to travel easy and small weight.
Be ready to show your luggage at the airports for security requirements (specially in the return flight), so if you carry many bags with you will take you longer and very stressful.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Remember to bring:
swimming gear (swimming wear for summer - raincoat for winter)
long sleeves and long trousers (these are required to entry in religious sites)
sweaters (in winter)
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: There are plenty of pharmacies, so is easy to find normal medicaments.
Photo Equipment: Bring lots of memory in your photo card or some good films, because there are loads of things to photo in Israel, beautiful landscapes and diversities in cities and cultures.
Israel is plenty of colour!!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you are travelling in summer, get swimming gear because there are fantastic beaches and also the Dead Sea to experience.
If you are going to trek, bring also trekking gear. There are good places as Ein Gedi to trek around.
Written Nov 5, 2006
Luggage and bags: I took one carry on and didn't even need that much.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It's cold in Spring and winter, take sweaters
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: sun block
Photo Equipment: digital? Take your own lithiums as there are none in Israel. Seriously.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you camp out, you know what to bring.
Written May 28, 2006
Miscellaneous: Most North Americans who visit Israel are not lugging anything like a refrigerator with them, but they may have small electrical appliances like shavers and battery chargers for mobile phones, laptops or digital cameras.
While American appliances operate on 110-115V, Israel uses 220-230V (which is standard in Europe). Battery chargers and shavers tend to be dual voltage. This information is usually printed in tiny letters on the appliance. Sometimes there is a switch.
If the appliance is only 110-115V, it CANNOT be used in Israel. I have ruined several gifts from well-meaning relatives this way....If the voltage is suitable, take a look at the shape of the prongs. If they are flat, you will need a plug adapter - a small gadget that slips onto the flat prongs so the plug can be inserted in a wall socket with round prongs.
Any hardware store should have them. If you forget to bring one with you, don?t worry. You can purchase them for a few shekels in any store that sells electrical goods or house-wares.
Updated Mar 11, 2006
Luggage and bags: A medium-sized backpack for camera, wallet, documents (bring passport along) and maps.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: For sightseeing: keep cool, wear a hat and comfortable shoes. For most religious places: cover shoulders, avoid wearing shorts and absolutely no skimpy clothes.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunblock, sunblock, sunblock! As most things are labelled in Hebrew, bring your own medication.
Photo Equipment: Lots of batteries, adaptor for 3-pronged Y-shaped outlet.
Miscellaneous: A Hebrew for English speakers translation book.
Written Sep 10, 2005
Luggage and bags: Something you can carry
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Remember sensible clothes and shoes. Some religious sites require your legs covered.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Easily purchased in country.
Photo Equipment: Again easy to find.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Plenty of swimming opportunites with 4 seas on the borders.
Written Mar 4, 2005
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