Israel What to Pack

  • What to Pack
    by machomikemd
  • What to Pack
    by machomikemd
  • What to Pack
    by machomikemd

Israel What to Pack

  • Appropriate Clothing

    Jerusalem What to Pack

    When visting Jerusalem, you must bring light colored shirts so as to deflect the rays of the sun as it can get really hot since this area the area lies in close proximity to the Judean Desert after all. you can use your walking shorts instead of jeans and slacks but you will not be allowed to enter some of the attractions as they have a strict...

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  • Take a hat!

    Jerusalem What to Pack

    like what I've said, although jerusalem is higher than other areas of Israel and has a cooler climate, the suns rays here still is hot, moreso during the summer season andthe spring season here is short like just a month or so. even if we where here in the fourth week of april, it was now hot, almost as summer. having a hat and umbrella will shield...

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  • Suhscreen

    Jerusalem What to Pack

    take your backpack with you! There is lots of climbing, walking and travelling around to do here! Walking shoes, slippers, light clothes and a sweater, long sleave shirt, trousers or dress for the religious areas and for the evening. Bring along a small medical kit and always have a bottle of mineral water with you. Drinking a lot of water is...

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  • An Unlocked Cell Phone

    Next time I travel to Israel I will bring an unlockable or already unlocked cell phone that accepts a sim card. You can then buy a sim card for about 15 shekels and service for as long as you are there, perhaps by the week at a reasonable cost. If you do not have this you may be offered to buy an old phone for more than it's true value for...

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  • Bring your meds

    For anyone who has health problems - and even those who don't - I highly recommend taking out health insurance before you leave. Bring all the medication you need, as well as theprescriptions, just in case. If you need a refill in Israel, you will have to see adoctor: Pharmacies will not fill prescriptions automatically - but again, it canbe...

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  • WayMarked Ways Map

    There is a series of WayMarked Ways maps. The series contains about 20+ maps of 1:50,000 ratio that include topographic description of the area plus a clear marking of the waymarked ways in the area (with the matching color of the markings on the way).Although it's in hebrew, you don't need to know the names of the settlements in order to...

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  • Menora-the emblem of Israel

    If you want to bring any emblem of Israel I suggest to bring a Menora.The menorah is described in the Bible as the seven-branched candelabrum made of gold and used in the portable sanctuary set up by Moses in the wilderness and later in the Temple in Jerusalem. Fresh olive oil of the purest quality was burned daily to light its lamps. The menorah...

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  • White Robe and Certificate

    What to bring home from a trip to Yardenit (the Holy River of Jordan)?The New Testament states that John the Baptist baptized unto repentance in the Jordan. Jesus came to be baptized by him there. Modern visitors usually dress in white robes to enter into the Jordan River. You can see how I looked like in White Robe after ablution in Jordan at...

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  • Holy Sepulcher Candles

    What to bring home from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher?For Eastern Christians the best gift is the Holy fire which is described by Christians as a miracle that occurs every year at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Holy Saturday, the day preceding Orthodox Easter.But how can we move the Holy Fire over thousands kilometers? There...

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  • Holy Land’s gifts

    What to bring home from a trip to Jerusalem?I’ve chosen a set of traditional Holy Land’s gifts in small bottles which you can see on my picture:Holy Water (Aqua Benedita),Holy Oil (Assite de Olivo),Holy Earth (Terra Sagrada),Holy Insence (Incienso Sagrado) and Holy Cross with a figure of Jesus Christ.Actually I’ve bought several such sets to...

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  • Baptismal crosses

    What to bring home from a trip to the Holy Land?Bring Baptismal crosses! Unfortunately I was not baptized yet… But I hope to be baptized sooner or later. You can see my future Baptismal cross which I bought in the Russian Orthodox Church (Mary Magdalene Church) in Jerusalem. When I was in Yardenit I’ve put it in waters of Jordan. So it’s waiting...

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  • The Gospels and the Bible

    What to take to a trip to the Holy Land?Take the Bible or if it is too big and heavy, take the Gospels! What a pleasure to read them when you have just seen the holy places described there. Better before going to sleep or when you are waiting your flight in an airport or flying back home…You can see my family Bible (edition of 1912, 100-years...

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  • Video and photo camera

    What to take to any trip?Don’t forget a photo camera (better two cameras)! You will be able to recall all the places you visited many years after the trip. Otherwise you will forget your trip in several months or years.Last three years I prefer SONY Cyber-shot DSC-W170 with a 8Gb memory card (though I should change it soon I guess). I’ve taken...

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  • Guidebooks and maps

    What to take to any trip?First of all don't forget a guidebook (better guidebooks) and a map (better several maps) of a country and cities you are going to visit.For Russian tourists I suggest to take the “Israel. Vokrug sveta” guidebook. There are a lot of guidebooks now in our shops. Some of them may be better but rather expensive. This...

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  • Rent a cell phone !!

    Travelers often forged that they need to get anInternational Cell Phone Rentalwhen 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.

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  • What to take on a summer trip to Israel?

    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...

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  • Money

    Israel is not a cheap country, cost of stuff is about the same as in western Europe, some can be much cheaper but some is expensive, make your budget plan carefully.

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  • Zip Lock 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...

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  • Weather in Israe

    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...

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  • Travel Light

    Large Beach bag or hold all with a zip to stop the contents falling out when they go through security checks at the border. Flip flops, rubber reef shoes, hat, sunglasses, suncream, swimwear. Remember to take lots of pictures of your trip but not in or around the border crossings Towel

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  • What to pack

    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. Remember to bring:sunglassessuncreama hatswimming gear (swimming wear for summer - raincoat for winter)walking shoeslong...

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  • One word: Casual

    I took one carry on and didn't even need that much. It's cold in Spring and winter, take sweaters sun block digital? Take your own lithiums as there are none in Israel. Seriously. If you camp out, you know what to bring.

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  • Plugged In

    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...

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  • Protect or burn!

    A medium-sized backpack for camera, wallet, documents (bring passport along) and maps. For sightseeing: keep cool, wear a hat and comfortable shoes. For most religious places: cover shoulders, avoid wearing shorts and absolutely no skimpy clothes. Sunblock, sunblock, sunblock! As most things are labelled in Hebrew, bring your own...

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  • Walking equipment for the trails

    You need good walking shoes , hat , a lot of water , walking stick is good for unstable rocks , a map of the area.

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  • Sensible Clothes

    Something you can carry Remember sensible clothes and shoes. Some religious sites require your legs covered. Easily purchased in country. Again easy to find. Plenty of swimming opportunites with 4 seas on the borders.

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  • If you like reading...

    bring books. It's easy to find books in English in Israel, but they cost twice as much, and used books cost as much as new books in the US. Bring some good books with you (if you don't keep shabbat, youre going to have a lot of free time on friday nights), and when you're done, bring them to a used books store or pass them on. Israeli's don't wear...

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  • Packing List

    In the summer you might need a jacket at night in the mountains (Jerusalem, Galilee) At winter have good shoes and jacket. European standards, pharmacies available everywhere. Have all with you from advance, equipment will cost you more to buy in Israel.Have a good zoom with you... believe me, you will not regret it... Never sleep on the...

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  • Needful things ...

    Clothes :In case you're arriving on Summer ( which is about between mid-April to early October ) - do not bring any Winter clothes ! The temperatures there are over 28C . Although you can find use in a not very warm sweater in case you spend a night in a desert - it can be kinda chilly in the night ;-)On Winter take a couple of sweaters with you...

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  • Sizzle or Freeze

    The temperatures in Israel fluctuate widely from one end of the country to the other, and from day to night. This is true in winter AND summer. How you feel, of course, has a lot to do with where you're coming from and the kind of climate you're used to. Israel can be freezing or sizzling. In the winter, hilly places like Jerusalem and the Golan...

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  • It's all about respect

    Be prepared to have all your luggage thoroughly examined by hand at the Tel Aviv Airport. You will be asked alot of questions, please answer them without hesitation...it is for your protection. It's all about respect....ladies please remember to bring a long skirt, or wrap around skirt to visit the holy sites or synagogues in Israel. Shorts are...

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  • Film, water and clothes!!

    When going, if you know you're going to be doing a lot of sightseeing, you must take a big back pack. Sightseeing can involve spending most o your day on your feet! Lots of light, but covering clothes. There are a lot of places that require you to be respectfully dressed and if your not, you won't be going in. Long skirts or light trousers for...

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  • Trip to Israel with Lots of walking

    I took a basic wheeled luggage and backpack for everyday. Shorts, tee-shirts, tees, couple of dresses, capri pants, jeans, sweatshirt, swimming suite, and long skirt with long sleeved shirt for attending Shabbas and Western Wall. Walkings shoes, sneakers, sandals, fleep flops, dressy shoes. Toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, hairbrush, shampoo,...

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  • Water, and a lot of it

    When you go for a walk, make sure you have enough water. You can't refill water from a stream because you don't know if it's good. The minimum amount of water for a walk during the day is 3 litres per person. Of course, when temprature or humidity rise - make sure you increase this amount.

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  • Temperature

    Average summer temperatures range from 18 degrees to 32 degrees C (65 degrees to 90 degrees F) over most of the country. Winters (from October to March) are mild, with temperatures averaging 14 degrees C (57 degrees F) along the coast and 9 degrees C (48 degrees F) in the mountains. The Rift Valley is about 9 C degrees (15 F degrees) warmer than...

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  • PLENTY OF WATER.

    A fannie pack large enough to carry money, note pad, toothbrush, recorder if your with a tour guide, and WATER. Nice hiking boots, nothing stiff. LOTS of sand in this area. In the evening a very light sweater or jacket. I was there in Sept. in some place that would started to be cool or cold but here not so much, but do take anyway just in case....

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  • Take a Hat

    A bag on wheels or a backpack. You don't need any "fancy" clothes, Israel is very casual. You can buy anything you might have left at home. Take a panoramic camera. We were told to wear a hat on the tour because the sun is very hot in the Israel.

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  • needed stuff

    due taxes on weight, try to take smaller or less heavy Luggage. in the summer, take v short clothes, it's very hot outside, and there are higher % of moistness.in the winter, take long clothes, the rain months are Oct - Mar, and in Dec,Jan or Feb, there's a high chance for snow in jerusalemthe spring and fall are a bit rainy, but more sunny days...

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  • Packing List

    backpacks shorts, shirts, but also long trousers and sweaters (for muslim areas and the cold in the evening) suncream, mineral water, headache and stomache medicines, anti mosquitostick light equipment cause you might have to climb, swim and walk a lot here bading suit

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  • Packing List

    Depends doesn't it? My favourite is my trusty backpack (with no frame) which did me, my husband and 18 month son through an 8 week trip to Israel, Greece, Turkey and Holland. But then I like to travel light.Rucksacks are best for those on foot, staying in budget accomodation or on long trips. If you are an armani kind of person, well a rucksack...

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  • Packing List

    Aside from the usual luggage, take a belly pouch. It will be valuable for carrying your camera, sun tan lotion and money. Prepare for hot days and cool nights. Bring deoderant, soap, toothpaste, etc. Although they are available there, don't depend on it. There is a fee for bringing a camcorder into the country. Be ready for some swim...

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  • Packing List

    No real specs here. As always, packing lighter is better. And your luggage will almost definiteyl be searched. For a country of its size, the climate of Israel is extremely varied. Bring warm clothes if you're going to be in Jerusalem - or the desert, for that matter. It can get quite cool at night, even during the summer. And it did snow while I...

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  • Packing List

    whatever you like - I prefer a small bag to be carried into the plain -> you don't have to wait for your baggage at the airport :-)) clothes for very hot weather almost all the year - except december to february can be rainy and a little colder sun cream (is very expensive in Israel) all batteries / films or video tapes available possible to...

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  • Packing List

    Bring good walking shoes. The ground can be quite dusty, so if you wear sandals your feet can become very dirty. Also, lots of uneven walking surfaces at the different sights. Do not forget sunscreen. The weather in Isreal is always sunny. Sometimes cooler, sometimes warmer, but almost always clear skies.

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  • Packing List

    Backpack !! definately !! Flat shoes, sweaters, and tank tops. sun lotion a water bottle should always be in your bag...

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