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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…

Petra

If you visit one historical site in Jordan, it has to be Petra. On our last Monday in the country we booked a day trip to the south and Jordan’s…

The Citadel and Roman Theatre

Like much of the region known as the Levant, Jordan is home to ruins dating from the earliest eras of human history. In downtown Amman are two famous historical sites,…

Amman

We left Dubai early on a Wednesday morning and flew off to Amman, Jordan. Continuously inhabited for over 3,300 years, the city was known as Philadelphia when it was part…