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At the very northern tip of Israel, on the border with Lebanon, is a strange geologic formation. Rosh Hanikra (“head of the grottoes”) is an area where white chalk cliffs meet the Mediterranean Sea. Many grottoes (or caverns) have formed throughout the picturesque cliffs because of the constant battering by the sea. The tourist location …

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Breaking the Silence is a group of soldiers who are Israeli veterans from the West Bank. The group’s main goal is to expose the true reality in the occupied territories, and to promote a public debate on the moral price paid by Israeli society. They offer tours to the West Bank for internationals and Israelis …

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Last week I finally got to Holon to check out the new Design Muesum. I’d first read about it in Time Out Israel (quite possibly my favorite magazine series of all time) over a month ago, so it was nice to finally check out the museum. The exhibit, titled “Toyko Fiber, Senseware,” was mostly about …

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A lame attempt as part of the Hipsters Around the World series on travelsofadam.com. Haifa is Israel’s 3rd (or maybe 4th…I’m not sure) largest city. (Actually, defining an Israeli’s city size is a complicated, political affair—one I don’t really want to get into.) Well, whatever. It’s a big city and it’s in northern Ramallah in …

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Remember how I decided I didn’t like having a guidebook with me in Morocco? (read it here) Well, as soon as I got to Egypt I was almost in a panic trying to find a map of Cairo—or any travel information whatsoever. Egypt’s tourism industry isn’t exactly friendly to individual travelers. It’s built much more …

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I just finished four full weeks (28 days to be precise) in Spain. This is what I’ve learned, what I’ve loved and what I’ll want to see again. But what you’re probably most interested in: the cost, financial or otherwise.Things I’ll miss: delicious, delicious tapas (especially those from Granada); reliable and near-constant wifi (weefee!) access; …

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