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    Caearea by the Sea.

    by Grazina Written Feb 2, 2003

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    Caesarea is such an old city and by this beautiful blue sea, people naturally just want to come and enjoy.

    Unique Suggestions: Just go with the flow, remember this is the Holy Land and every Tom, Dick, and Harry will be here with you or not.

    Fun Alternatives: When I was there, yes there was plenty of people, but you can alway venture off and be by your self to take in all the beauty. But then you'll be missing out on some of the theatric that some of the tour guides do for their visitor.

    Herod the Great sat in one of these seats.

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  • I heard it so many times...

    by Gili_S Updated Dec 14, 2002

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    I heard it so many times, that the girls in Israel are one of the most beautiful in the world.
    The good thing is also that no matter what is your religion, it is also available in Israel. :-)

    Fun Alternatives: take gf / wife with you

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    Tip 1: Make sure the Taxi...

    by Tamuz Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Tip 1: Make sure the Taxi drivers turn on the meter. It's the law and in almost all cases it will be cheaper.

    Tip 2: When you enter the market in the Old City, walk at least 50 meters before you begin to buy. The outer shops are more expensive.

    Tip 3: Use sunscreen.

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    Many people 'try' to be...

    by DV8-SPY Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Many people 'try' to be helpful...politely asking if you are lost or if you need help finding things...most of them tend to be children. But be prepared. Nothing is free...after helping you they will 'Demand' a tip for there you are better off asking your fellow tourist and the military people. They appeared to be invaluable, and most helpful.

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    Jesus resurection place have...

    by B_Lacombe Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Jesus resurection place have an official place (catholic) while the protestants has another highly suspected place. Go to that one if you want to get an impression of what it must have looked like(the burial cave, the stone, etc.) Golgotha has also a different location (just by the bus terminal) take a look from the gates. The place for everyone to see may not have been a hill but a little valley (amphitheatre like) and the skull is still visible and distinctive - Beware no religious decoration around.

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    When in Jerusalem you simply...

    by pmckenna Written Aug 24, 2002

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    When in Jerusalem you simply must visit the Dome of the Rock, you'll have to check the opening times beforehand and plan ahead, but it's well worth it. I found this the most spiritual place in the whole of the old city. The spacious serenity and beauty within the compound were a wonderful relief from the mayhem outside.

    Be warned though, you may be approached by a guide, probably a sweet old man who'll provide a commentary on the history of the place for a fairly reasonable fee (if you split it amongst a group). But if you take a guide, be prepared to endure quite a bit of anti-Israeli propaganda which, for me, detracted somewhat from the majesty of the place.

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    The market 'the souk' in the...

    by BFinn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The market 'the souk' in the arab quarter of the old city is fun, but potentially a tourist trap for the un-initiated. The name of the game is hard sell and some of the shop-keepers pull out all of the stops, especially if you set foot in their shop. Keep a cool head and you'll be fine.

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    by gpolubes Written Oct 7, 2002

    Walking along Palmakhim beach you can see pictorial fragments of the ancient sea bottom turned out by coast.

    Stoned Sand

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    Quumran, it's famous for the...

    by Matthias-R Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Quumran, it's famous for the caves in which some very old religious papers was found. But there is nothing except the caves and a souvenir-shop.

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    All the Dead See stuff you can...

    by Gypsy_Saskia Written Sep 7, 2002

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    All the Dead See stuff you can buy looks like a big tourist trap to me. It's all very expensive, more expensive than buying it in many other countries.

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    Walley of river Zin. Avoid to...

    by gpolubes Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Walley of river Zin. Avoid to stay in similar places when the rain is expecting. Experienced people said, that if you hear already the noise of running water - you have no chances to survive.

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