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A cemetery and some churches

The cheapest way to see art and history in any Italian city is to visit churches and cemeteries.They rarely have admission costs and are open seven days a week. During…

Il Duomo

We flew out of Athens on a warm Friday afternoon and into the northern Italian metropolis of Milan. Our first stop was the city’s cathedral, known as the Duomo. The…

Aegina

No vacation in Greece is complete without a trip to their famous islands, but we weren’t really in a position to spend the time and money to travel out to…

Archaeology and the beach

Most of our outings in Athens centered on the Acropolis, but we also took time to visit the big archaeology museum and relax at the beach. And one night at…

The Acropolis

We made it through the slow-moving and confusing security procedures at Tel Aviv airport in about an hour before the short flight over the eastern Mediterranean to our next destination…

Tel Aviv

We left Jerusalem by train on a warm Wednesday afternoon and made our way to the business center of Israel, the beach city of Tel Aviv. If Jerusalem is home…

Around Rehavia

Our Jerusalem apartment was about a mile west of the old city in a neighborhood called Rehavia. We were just across the street from the city’s botanical gardens and a…

More history and some salty water

During the second half of our time in Jerusalem we saw the Western Wall, the Tower of David and Israel Museums, and we took a dip in the Dead Sea.

Gethsemane and the Old City

On our longest day walking around old Jerusalem we paid a visit to Gethsemane and we walked down the Via Dolorosa, which is the street Jesus walked with his cross…

Jerusalem

We left Amman on a sunny Wednesday morning and began the drive towards the border with Israel. Although it is possible to fly from Amman to Tel Aviv, tickets are…