Category: Mediterranean

Treasures of Constantinople

Istanbul is one of the rare cities on the globe to straddle two continents, Europe and Asia. Strolling its captivating streets offers an exotic glimpse of two worlds, east and west. Thanks to its location […]

The Changing Face of the Kibbutz

About 100 years ago, small pockets of Israel lay dormant and unused. The Galilee was a swampy marshland.The Judean Hills were rock-strewn. And the Negev’s desert landscape was largely inhospitable. To waves of Jewish immigrants […]

The Cradle of Civilization: As Magnificent as Ever

It is no secret that Greece has long danced to its own rhythm. One would expect nothing less from the place where western civilization itself was born. From poetry to philosophy, from democracy to drama, […]

Sifting through Israel’s Rich History

Within Israels’ Emek Tzurim National Park, on the lower slopes of the Mount of Olives, untold treasures are being unearthed. But it’s not only archaeologists who are digging up relics here. It’s a small army […]

Israel’s Astonishing Natural Beauty

When you think of Israel, a vast treasure trove of historic and religious sights undoubtedly comes to mind. But this small country is home to some of the world’s most stunning natural beauty, the likes […]

Jerusalem: City of Pilgrimage for Three Religions

The history of Jerusalem stretches back to 4000 BC and the Copper Age. We so readily associate the city with religious history today, it’s hard to believe that millennia passed before events unfolded here that […]

Ancient Findings in Petra, Jordan

Ad Deir is the famous monastery of Petra, Jordan that is carved completely out of rock. The structure was built by the Nabateans in the 1st century in their classical style. The “monastery” was actually not a monastery at all but a temple dedicated to the king Obodas I of the Nabatean people. It became known as a monastery when the European explorers falsely identified it as such. The Ad Deir is a bit of a hike and contains around 800 steps to get to, but as you can, it is worth it.

The Dreamscape of Santorini, Greece

There aren’t many places on earth that are as beautiful as the Greek Isles and one of the most loved and visited is Santorini.

The Mysteries of Giza, Egypt

The Great Sphinx is located in Giza, Egypt and is located just outside of Cairo, Egypt, on the other side of the Nile.

The City Built of Rock – Petra, Jordan

The city of Petra is known for being built and carved into the surrounding rock. This ancient city, located in the southwestern desert of the country, is surrounded by mountains with plenty of passages and […]