Author Archives: Chris Desmond

Israel, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth, Tiberias, 31 August – 06 September 2017

Bethlehem to Acre (Akko, Ako) is quite convoluted and requires multiple changes if you choose to make the whole journey by bus/train so I decided to take the easy way out. The easy way was to take a special taxi … Continue reading

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Israel, Bethlehem, 28 – 30 August 2017

I travelled from Jerusalem to Bethlehem by bus. You have to take the 231 bus from the Damascus Gate Bus station or it is simpler to catch it at any of the stops along Hebron Road which is what I … Continue reading

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Israel, Jerusalem, 25 – 27 August 2017

I visited the Israel Museum, very good, unfortunately it closes at 2 pm (1400) hours on Friday due to the Sabbath. As a tourist this is very annoying and they are even stricter about Saturday opening hours in Jerusalem than … Continue reading

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Israel, Masada, 24 August 2017

Masada – This is where the Jewish rebels made their last stand against the Roman army in 73 AD. When all was lost they all committed suicide, men, women and children rather than become Roman slaves. I took a bus … Continue reading

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Israel, Jerusalem, 21 – 23 August 2017

Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the 405 bus leaves from the Central Bus Station every 20 minutes and takes about an hour to get to the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem. It leaves from the 6th floor of the Bus station, … Continue reading

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Israel, Tel Aviv, 16 – 20 August 2017

I travelled from Hastings to Gatwick by train, there is a train station integrated into Gatwick making it very easy to move from one to another with your luggage. Gatwick to Riga and Riga to Tel Aviv on Air Baltic. … Continue reading

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Netherlands, UK, Veghel, Hastings, Abingdon, Edinburgh, 02 – 15 August 2017

Rothrist to Veghel, first through the Swiss back roads and then onto the German autobahn, a ride I have done several times. This time endless road works and a broken down truck caused a miles long traffic build up, I … Continue reading

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