Travelujah_'s Blog http://www.travelujah.com/blogs/posts/Travelujah_ en-us Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:45:57 -0500 (c) 2017, http://www.travelujah.com/. All rights reserved. <![CDATA[Wonders of Ein Karem and Jerusalem ]]> Standing in a lovely one story Ottoman period home, overlooking the picturesque valley of the Yemenites, in one of the most enviable locations in Israel,  it is hard to imagine  that when the original residents of this community came to their homes nearly 70 years ago, the area was an abandoned village without electricity or water, situated in an undesirable area isolated from population centers, grocery stores and other services.

 

But today the area breathes tremendous life, culture and art. Twelve of the twenty four local families living here are participating in a project, Women and Tales of Jerusalem, that seeks to bring tourists to discover their village and along with it, the special foods, hospitality, culture and unique handicrafts that have brought much prominence to Ein Karem and the surrounding villages connected to it. 

<![CDATA[Historical Bethlehem tour seeks to showcase architecture and redevelopment]]> Bethlehem, just 10km south of Jerusalem is recognized as the birthplace of Jesus and, as such, is considered an important pilgrimage site. However, the community is much more than that - in fact it is a complex village containing a number of historical quarters and officially became a city in the 19th century.

On Tuesday October 27, a unique two-hour Bethlehem walking tour , guided by an English speaking tour guide will be given of the seven historical quarters. Details include:

 

 

  • Starting point: Visit Palestine Center (just off Star Street)
  • Starting time: 3.00 pm., Tuesday 27.10.2015
  • Tour language: English. Guided by licensed Palestinian Tour Guides.
  • Cost per person: $15 (fifteen dollars)
  • Telephone: 970 2 277 1992

 

Tour Highlights include: