Masada

We woke up the following day with two missions: to visit Masada and to swim in the Dead Sea.

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to spend the money on a rental car or a private driver to go see Masada and the Dead Sea. Continue reading

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Wholly Loud in the Holy Land

When I was booking our AirBNB in Jerusalem, I was intrigued by several features of the place we ended up booking: hip (and convenient) neighborhood, full kitchen, balcony overlooking the activity on the street, good reviews, good price.  As we neared our check-in date, I again reviewed our reservations and started to see reviews that warned of the loud bars that had recently opened downstairs.  “How bad could it be?”  I said.

Apparently, it could be pretty bad. Continue reading