Hunting for hummus in Israel
Tubs of hummus – cooked, mashed chickpeas mixed with garlic, olive oil and lemon -- fill refrigerators all over the globe, but where can the best be found? One contender for the gold medal is Israel, where, despite po...
Places in Israel & the Palestinian Territories
Haifa & The North Coast
Israel’s north coast is a tranquil stretch of the Mediterranean punctuated with old farms, quaint seaside towns and historic sites. The principal settlement is Haifa, a mixed Jewish-Arab city that often surprises visitors with its openness and tolerance. Sprawling across Mt Carmel, Haifa has stunning views, a wealth of museums and the magnificent Baha’i Gardens.
Haifa is one of the Middle East's most picturesque cities. The views from the top of majestic Mt Carmel (546m) are breathtaking, especially from the Baha'i Gardens, but almost everywhere you look in the city there are interesting, if not always beautiful, urban landscapes, many from the late Ottoman and Mandate (Bauhaus) periods.
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The Holy Land of Beer
Alexander is an Israeli brewery that opened in 2008 and quickly became a favourite in restaurants and bars...
Hip Haifa, Israel’s third city
The Bahai temple and gardens in Haifa. Photograph by Anthony Pidgeon Israel’s third city, Haifa, a sun-splashed metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea, is rarely thought of as a tourist destination...
Cycling the Tel Aviv coast
The best way to explore the cosmopolitan Israeli city of Tel Aviv is by bicycle...
A Biblical guide to the West Bank
A trip to the historic lands of Judea and Samaria – the modern-day West Bank – is like walking through pages of the Bible...