Walking Nazareth to Sderot
Replies: 19 - Last Post: Feb 5, 2013 2:13 AM Last Post By: amirico
Jan 24, 2013 11:39 AM
15I did a reduced version. My trip went a bit like this:
22 Dec arrived Tel Aviv 0330am. Travelled by shared taxi to Damascus Gate. Went into Old City, specifically Western Wall and then began walking North towards Ramallah through Qalandia checkpoint. Arrived in Ramallah around lunchtime, ate kebabs in Stars & Bucks then stayed overnight in Movenpick.
23 Dec walked from Ramallah to Nablus. Very far and very hot. From Ramallah caught a bus to Jenin. Walked around Jenin a bit but couldn't find anywhere to stay so then caught a shared taxi back to Ramallah. Stayed overnight again in Movenpick.
24 Dec walked from Ramallah to Bethlehem, back through Qalandia checkpoint through East Jerusalem, Old City and out the other side. Took photos and general sightseeing in Bethlehem, stayed out in Manger Square for midnight mass. Stayed overnight in Manger Square Hotel.
25 Dec walked from Bethlehem back to Jerusalem Old City. Got on the City Tour Bus and toured the city but missed the places i really wanted to see because they were shut, specifically Yad Vadesh. Stayed overnight in the Crowne Plaza in ??? cannot remember the name of the area but it was at the end of Jaffa Street not far from the Central Station.
26 Dec got up early and went on a day long tour to Hebron on the bulletproof settler bus. Visited Tel Rumeida, went into a settlers house and Tomb of the Patriach. Got back to Tel Aviv quite late and caught a bus to Tel Aviv for an early morning flight on 27th.
Overall walked about 100km in 5 days. Was an amazing trip and i can't wait to go back.
Jan 24, 2013 11:41 AM
16Sorry should have put from Nablus caught a bus to Jenin. Don't know how to edit posts.
Jan 24, 2013 12:00 PM
17It sounds wonderful. Thanks for telling us about it. (And the edit function is - temporarily? - out of action.)
Jan 24, 2013 12:05 PM
18That's the one Yad Vashem. It was closed because i was on the last City tour and it was past 5pm. Very disappointed i couldn't go but it gives me a good reason to return to Jerusalem.
I am already planning a return to cycle from Kiryat Shmona to Eilat through the Jordan valley, hopefully later this year.
Thanks a lot for all of your helpful advice, it really was extremely useful.
Feb 5, 2013 2:13 AM
19Old_Lady, the cycling trip sounds great, just remember those are the hottest areas in Israel so I wouldn't plan to cycle the entire route from May until October.
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