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Christmas in Israel: The Top Places to Celebrate

We are getting closer and closer to Christmas, which will be celebrated like every year on the 25th of December. If you’re planning to be in Israel this Christmas, here are the top places to celebrate Christmas and what you can do in each:


Notice: This year we’re still celebrating Christmas with COVID-19 regulations, so many events are limited to a small number of people and some have been cancelled. Make sure to check if the event you’re interested in is still happening.


Table of Contents:

Christmas in Nazareth

Christmas in Jerusalem

Christmas in Bethlehem

Christmas in Haifa

Conclusion

Christmas in Nazareth:

Nazareth is where Jesus spent his childhood and is a special place to visit during December and on Christmas eve in Israel. The whole Old City of Nazareth is decorated with Christmas decorations. The main Christmas tree stands tall at Mary’s Well Square, next to the Greek Orthodox St. Gabriel Church. In 2021 – The Christmas tree will be lit on Friday, December 10 at 7 PM.

Christmas events in Nazareth:

Besides wandering around the beautiful decorations, here are some more things you can do in Nazareth:

  • Go to the Christmas Market – If you love Christmas markets, you’ll probably love this colorful one at Mary’s Well Square. The market is usually filled with people and market stalls, which sell various arts and crafts and local products. Most of the action starts in the evening, so make sure to go there after dark. In 2021 – There’s going to be a smaller event on Saturday, December 11 from 10 AM to 3 PM. There are going to be vendors, holiday characters, and more.

Watch this video by Israel to get a glimpse of the Christmas Market:

  • Watch the Christmas Parade – This annual parade takes place on the 24th of December and starts at 3 PM from Mary’s Well Square. The festive parade walks along Paul VI Street, which is the main street of Nazareth. It’s recommended to get there early so you will be able to watch. In 2021 – There aren’t dates yet. It might not happen as always.
  • Take part in the Christmas mass at the Church of the Annunciation – The highlight of the Christmas events in Nazareth is the Midnight Mass, which starts at 7 PM on 24th December in the Basilica of the Annunciation. It is believed that this was where Virgin Mary was announced she was bearing the son of God, Jesus. In 2021 – Time isn’t set yet and looks like there will be regulations.

How to reach Nazareth?

Coming from Tel Aviv – You can use Egged bus number 826, which leaves from Tel Aviv Central Station to Nazareth. The buses start as early as 7 AM and continue until midnight. It costs about 34 ILS.

Coming from Jerusalem – You can use Egged bus number 955, which leaves from Jerusalem Central Station to Nazareth Central Station. It costs about 37 ILS. It leaves every two hours from 1:10 PM to 11 PM.

Christmas in Jerusalem:

If you can’t make it to Nazareth, maybe you’ll be able to make it to Jerusalem. The celebration is great over there as well, so don’t worry! Jesus visited Jerusalem many times throughout his life. He ascended to the Heavens from the top of Mount of Olives, which stands to the east of the Old City. The Christian Quarter of Jerusalem is usually lit with enchanting Christmas decorations and you will be able to find some beautiful Christmas trees throughout the city. The Christmas tree I love most is the one standing in front of the YMCA Hotel every year.

Christmas events in Jerusalem:

Besides walking through the enchanting alleyways of the Old City and admiring the decorations, here are some top things you can do while in Jerusalem:

  • Meet Jerusalem’s Santa – In one of the hidden alleyways of the Christian Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem lies the house of Jerusalem’s Santa Claus. If you’re coming with kids or want a pic of yourselves with Santa of the Holy Land, you might want to visit his house. For more info, check out the official page of Jerusalem Santa on Facebook.
  • Attend YMCA’s Christmas Market – This traditional Christmas Market takes place each year in heated tents in front of the YMCA Hotel and in the YMCA historical basketball court. You can walk through the different stands to find hundreds of Christmas products and handmade arts and crafts, as well as some snacks. There are also wonderful bell concerts throughout the day. In 2021 – The dates aren’t set yet. Let’s see if it happens.

Watch this video by i24NEWS English to get a glimpse of the YMCA Christmas Market:

  • Join the Christmas carols in the Christ Church – Opposite the entrance to Tower of David Museum stands the Christ Church, the first protestant church built in the Middle East. Every Christmas eve, on 24 December, they hold Christmas carols from 5 PM to 10 PM. For 2021 – They haven’t announced it yet. Let’s see if it happens.

If you would like to take part in a ritual ceremony in Jerusalem, check out the Catholic Christmas events in Jerusalem through the CIC website.

How to reach Jerusalem?

Jerusalem is well connected. There are frequent buses from the main cities of Israel. There’s also the new train station at Yitzhak Navon, just in front of the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem.  

Want to plan your visit to Jerusalem?

Read – The Full Jerusalem Travel Guide for Budget Travelers.

Christmas in Bethlehem:

I’ve put Bethlehem after Nazareth and Jerusalem because you would have to pass a border to enter it because Bethlehem is under the Palestinian authority. So it’s not exactly in Israel, but Bethlehem is THE place to celebrate Christmas. After all, according to the New Testament, Jesus was born in Bethlehem.

In 2021 – The beautiful Christmas tree, which stands at Manger Square, will be lit on Friday, 19 November at 5 PM.

If you would like to take part in the Advent and Christmas masses in Bethlehem, check out the Christmas program on CIC website.

Watch this video by i24NEWS English to get a glimpse of Christmas in Bethlehem:

If the Israeli Ministry of Tourism will do as in previous years, there will be free shuttles from Jerusalem to Bethlehem from noon on Christmas eve until noon on Christmas Day. In previous years, the shuttle service left every round hour from the bus stop near Carta Parking Lot, which is opposite Jaffa Gate, near Mamilla Boulevard. In 2021 – Currently there’s no update that the shuttles will operate. There is also a shuttle by Abraham Tours, but it costs 95 ILS.

You can also join Abraham Tours’ Bethlehem Christmas Eve Tour to visit the holy sites of Bethlehem on this special eve. It’s a great chance to experience the Christmas vibes with travelers from around the world.

Christmas in Haifa:

Another cool place to celebrate Christmas in Israel is Haifa. Haifa is known as a city of diverse religions and cultures. It is also known as a city of co-existence and is very proud of it. That’s why one of the largest and most festive events in Haifa is the Holiday of Holidays, which will takes place in December. This festival is meant to celebrate the holidays of the three main religions in Haifa – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. So, you’ll have a chance to celebrate not only Christmas, but also the Jewish Hannukah (celebrated on 28 November – 6 December this year) and the Muslim Ramadan (which isn’t celebrated on December this year).

The streets of Downtown Haifa are lit with beautiful holiday decorations, there are plenty of street performances and of course, there’s also fabulous food, which is always typical of the Arab neighborhood of Wadi Nisnas in Haifa.

In 2021 – The organizers haven’t updated dates yet and like last year, it might be a smaller celebration due to coronavirus.

Watch this video by Israel to get a glimpse of the Holiday of Holidays:

How to reach Haifa?

From Tel Aviv – There are frequent buses from Tel Aviv Central Station to Haifa. You can take bus number 921 from Tel Aviv to Haifa Merkazit Khof Ha-Karmel Station. It costs about 27 ILS.

From Jerusalem – There are frequent buses from Jerusalem Central Station a well. You can take bus number 947 or 940 to Haifa Merkazit Khof Ha-Karmel Station. It costs about 37 ILS.

Conclusion:

Israel is the best place to celebrate Christmas because it’s where Jesus was born and lived until the crucifixion. So no matter where you’ll go – Nazareth, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, or Haifa – I’m sure you’re going to have a splendid time!

Coming to Israel for another holiday?

Read – Holidays in Israel and How to Spend Them During Travel.

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Free things to do Haifa Hiking in Israel

Hiking Down the Carmel Through Wadi Kelah and Galim

The Carmel is one of the most beautiful mountains in Israel, rising to a height of around 550 meters above the magnificent Haifa Bay. During Chol Hamoed Sukkot, my family and I decided to hike down part of the mountain, through the beautiful Wadi Kelah and Wadi Galim.

It is about a 6.5-km trail, that is perfect for a group of family or friends, looking for a trail that is a bit challenging, as it includes many parts that require climbing down bars (I don’t recommend bringing young children). The hike takes between 3 to 5 hours, depending on your fitness and the number of times you stop along the way.

This isn’t a circular trail, which means you can choose to climb up or down it. We decided to climb down, and there is a lot to climb! But before I start telling you about the trail itself, let’s go over safety instructions and general notes:

The hike is under your own responsibility, so please be careful.

* Make sure you hike with good hiking shoes, have at least 2 liters of water and if you’re travelling during the summer, wear a hat. Most parts of this trail are shaded by the Carmel’s forest, but it is still important to be equipped with these items. This trail is full of stones and pebbles, so expect a bumby trail, unless you’re wearing really good hiking shoes.

* Always stay on the marked trail. The trail is marked all along the way in green, red, blue and black colors. A trail mark appears every few meters, so keep an eye out for them.

* Pay attention to sunset hours (in Summer around 5-6 PM, in Winter around 4-5 PM) and begin your hike at least six hours before sunset.

* Do not attempt to hike this trail after or during rainfall, as it can get very slippery and can be dangerous.

* There are at least five places where you will need to use bar ladders to climb up or down the trail. The climbs are very high. If you are hiking with children, make sure to secure them from behind as they climb up the ladder. Put your hands on theirs and secure their backs. Same if you are climbing down.

* During holidays and weekends (Fridays-Saturdays), this trail is usually full with groups of hikers, so if you don’t want to wait in line for the ladders, it is recommended to come here not during those times.

Now, after we’ve finished with that, let’s talk a bit about Wadi Kelah, which is part of a nature reserve. Wadi Kelah is a dry wadi, which makes its way through the chalky Carmel and flows into Wadi Galim, south-west of the Haifa University. Part of the wadi, where it is surrounded by cliffs, is called “Little Switzerland”, because it reminded some people of Switzerland’s landscapes (I don’t know if it resembles, because I’ve never been to Switzerland).

It is possible to hike Wadi Galim and Wadi Kelah in many different ways. There are shorter and longer hikes than the one we chose to hike. Our hike was about 6.5-km long and took us 3.5 hours to hike.

This map of the trail was made possible with the help of Amud Anan software

How to Get to the Head of the Trail?

The hike we chose to do begins at the Little Switzerland Parking Lot (in Hebrew: חניון שוויצריה הקטנה), which is located deep in the Carmel Park. One of our family members gave us a lift with her car to the head of the trail. That’s the ideal way to get there, but if you don’t have anyone who can give you a lift, you can either hike along the road to the starting point (about 2.5 km, 40 minutes’ hike) or start the hike near the entrance to the Carmel Park, near the Haifa University, on the green marked trail that goes down from the Upper Hai Bar Parking Lot. This trail will take you on a trail that is a bit different from ours. In this post I will focus only on our trail. If you want to get to the Carmel Park by bus, you can take any bus going to the Haifa University.

By the way, not far from the Little Switzerland Parking Lot is a night parking lot, which is good for overnight camping. If you want, you can come here in the evening, camp overnight and then start the trail early morning.

The Hike:

So we started our hike at the Little Switzerland Parking Lot (1). From there, we started descending in a green-marked trail, which includes two points where we had to climb down carefully (because they were a bit high). It’s best to get low, sit on the rocks and then climb your way down.

The beginning of the trail….

After we passed the second high descend, that is covered by tree roots, we went a few more meters and got to a fork in the trail (2). Here you can either turn right and return with the red-marked trail to the Little Switzerland Parking Lot or continue left, as we did, and hike a short distance to the bridge over Wadi Kelah. On the way, you can look to your right and see the beautiful concaved cliffs of the wadi (called “Tsnirim” in Hebrew).

The tznirim

The bridge was made by the British during World War II, as preparation for the possibility that the Germans will conquer the Land of Israel (which they didn’t do). At the bridge (3) there is another crossroad of trails. We got on top of the bridge and then descended to the right, on a steep climb climb along the blue-marked trail. The climb includes a bar ladder, so that helps.

From this point, the trail continues mainly in the amazing forest of the Carmel, inside Wadi Kelah. Along the way there are some steep climbs, which include bars. Also, there are some points where you leave the trees and get a bit of sun. If you’re lucky to be on the trail alone, you can listen to the life in the forest – animals walking through the bushes, birds chirping in the tree canopies and the wind quietly brushing the foliage.

Descending from the British bridge

Some of the bars along the way…

After about one kilometer we arrived at another crossroad of trails (4), where Wadi Kelah meets Wadi Galim. If you chose to take the green-marked trail from the Haifa University, you as well will get to this point eventually. We continued left, on the blue-marked trail down Wadi Galim.

Continue on the blue-marked trail to Tirat HaCarmel

From this point, the wadi slowly starts to open and the trail becomes more exposed to the sun, although there are still some parts covered with the Carmel forest.

After about 2.5 kilometers and a few more high descends, we got to a very open space, where there are some trails going to different directions (5). If you look to your left, you will see a huge cave situated up above, called Oranit Cave. This cave was used in prehistoric times, because prehistoric tools were found inside it. Today, it is home to a large number of insect bats. From October to March the cave is closed to the public, because that’s the time when the bats enjoy their wintertime rest. It is possible to hike up to the cave on a trail that is not marked. You can see the gate that indicates the beginning of the trail, which isn’t long, but is a bit steep, so mind your steps.

It was very hot when we got to this point, so we decided to skip Oranit Cave and hike instead to a spring, that is situated about 400 meters away. We turned right on the black-marked trail and began hiking to the spring, called Ein Kedem (6). Because it was a very hot day, the spring was full of people. It was a fantastic spring, with very cold water! You can either walk through the spring’s tunnel or get into its pool, which is covered by a stone roof and is full of water! The water got up almost to my waist. It was a great way to cool ourselves down after the hike.

Ein Kedem – super cool!

After cooling down, we returned on the same black-marked trail to the crossroad (5). From there, we continued on the blue-marked trail right (west) towards the ending point. The trail goes on for about 1 kilometers, until it arrives at a small farm, where it ends (7). We said hello to some orange cows which were roaming around and then walked into Tirat Carmel, the city which is situated at the end of the trail (or the beginning of the trail, if you choose to climb up the mountain). The road is called Ha-Kahruv Street (in Hebrew: החרוב), and if you don’t have anyone who can pick you up from this point, you can walk a bit more to one of the bus stations in the neighborhood and take a bus back to Haifa. I advise you to check your possible bus routes before going on the trail, using Google Maps or any other system. One of the nearest stations to the end of the trail is called “Lev Ha’Ir Mall/Herzl”.

“Hello, cow!”

If you’re into forest landscapes and a bit challenging descends, this trail will be perfect for you!

 

How much time does the trail take? About 3-5 hours, depending on your fitness and how many people are on the trail (because there could be lines at the climbing points).

Difficulty: It’s a trail for good hikers. It could be a bit challenging because of the descends.

It is about 6.5-kilometers long. 

When is the best time to hike? During the Spring (April-May), when there is less chance for rainfall and less chance for hot days.


Other trails in Israel:

Sataf: Beautiful Hiking Trails Just Outside Jerusalem

Hiking Near the Dead Sea: Lower Nahal Og

Hiking in the Eilat Mountains: From Mount Yoash to Mount Zefahot

A Beautiful Hike in Upper Nahal Darga – Dead Sea Area

 

Wishing you a beautiful hike in the Carmel!

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Lior

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Haifa National parks & natural places

A Walk Through Ancient Caesarea

Caesarea is one of the top sites in Israel and is worth the entrance fee if you’re interested in archeology and ancient architecture. I’ve visited Caesarea many times in my life. In Caesarea you can enjoy the beautiful sea, the wonderful sun, the excellent ice cream and of course, the outstanding archeological findings.

The Theatre in Caesarea

When coming through the main South entrance, you’ll be able to see the back of the beautiful Roman Theatre. You can enter the theatre through one of the passageways and stand in the middle, where the Romans performed comedies and dramas. Try to talk with your friends while they are sitting on the upper seats and see if they can hear you from below. Today, the theatre is used for performances of the greatest Israeli musicians and singers.

From the Roman Theatre, you can make your way north towards the Promenade. On the way, you might want to stop and look at some interesting findings. One of those findings is the Reef Palace, that was built by Herod on top of a coral reef in the sea. Inside the ruins, you can see a swimming pool, that was built inside the palace. Archeologists believe that this pool was filled with freshwater, because plaster was found on its sides.

The Pilate Stone on the way to the Reef Palace

Something I found out about only in my last visit to Caesarea is that on the path to the Coral Palace is a very important stone inscription called the Pilate Stone.  The stone was discovered in the 20th century near the ancient theatre and was moved to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. The one in Caesarea is a replica. And why is it so important? Because the name of Pontius Pilate is mentioned in the inscription. Pilate was a prefect of the Roman province of Judaea from AD 26–36 and is connected to the trial of Jesus. When Pilate was prefect, Caesarea was the capital of the Roman Judea Province.

The next place you might want to learn more about is the hippodrome, where the Romans participated in chariot racing. Today, you can see seats only on the eastern side, but during ancient times, there were also seats on the western side, that were demolished by the waves over time. In the beginning of the 2nd century, a new and larger hippodrome was built in the eastern side of the city, so this hippodrome was changed into an amphitheater, where gladiators fought against hungry carnivore animals. To protect the audience, high nets were installed in front of the seats. Today, if you look very well, you can still see the holes in which the net poles were installed.

Paintings in the Hippodrome

Not far from the hippodrome is a nicely preserved public bath house. But if you’re short on time, I would recommend you make your way to the ancient port area. In Caesarea, Herod built the first port with piers along the Mediterranean Sea. It was a huge, sophisticated port for its time. This is how Caesarea became one of the most major gates to and from Israel and why many famous people passed here, including Paul the Apostle, who stopped here on his way to teach the gospel of Jesus to the world. If you wish, you can arrange a dive in the ancient port area, to see the impressive remainders of the port under the sea. There is also a snorkeling option. For more info about the diving and snorkeling, you can visit the Old Caesarea Diving Center.

Next to the ancient port of Caesarea you can watch two interesting displays, “Caesarea Experience” and “Time Tower”, showing the amazing history of Caesarea, from its beginning as a trading station during the Persian Period, through the time it was expanded by Herod, until its destruction by Mameluke Sultan Al-Malik Al-Ashraf in the 13th century, following the fear of the Mamluks, that if they will not demolish the buildings themselves, the Crusaders would conquer and take control of them. There is no need to book ahead for those displays and they are included in your entrance ticket. Another cool display is “Caesarea Stars”, offering you a virtual opportunity to ask famous historical figures questions about their lives, beliefs, and many other things. Don’t forget to ask them what are they doing in Caesarea.

The Port Area from Afar

After your tour of Caesarea, you can sit down in one of the cafes or restaurants, eat something, enjoy great ice cream, or drink a refreshing cup of coffee. If your budget is tight, it is better to come prepared with your own food, because prices in Caesarea are high.

You can exit the national park from the gate you entered or exit from the impressive Crusaders Gate, that’s located in the northeastern part of the park.

Caesarea is a National Park and so there is an entrance fee. If you plan to visit many national parks during your visit to Israel, you should check out the National Parks Money Saving Tickets.

How much time is needed for a tour in Caesarea? At least an hour and a half.

Opening Hours: May-August Sundays through Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:00 to 18:00 and on Fridays until 16:00. September-October Sundays through Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:00 to 17:00 and on Fridays until 16:00. November-April Sundays through Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:00 to 16:00 and on Fridays until 15:00.

If you’re interested in a guided tour of Caesarea, you might be interested in the free guided tours given by Gan-Kehila volunteers every Shabbat except in August. Those tours start from the Theatre gate and the Port gate at 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00.

How will you get here? Caesarea is located in the North, along the seashore. If you’re not renting a car, it is possible to arrive to Caesarea by public transportation (not during Shabbat). You can find many buses running from the major cities to Caesarea and once in Caesarea, you can catch a bus to a location near the national park and talk a short 15-30 minutes’ walk to the place. Try using Google Maps. It’s great, also for driving directions.

Caesarea is a great trip from Haifa.

Free things to do in Caesarea:

Outside of the National Park of Caesarea are some areas that are free to enter and have some interesting archeological findings within them.

The Sculptures Park – If you exit the national park from the Port gate (Crusaders Gate), you’ll see in front of you a building that belongs to Caesarea Cellars, an events hall that holds marriage ceremonies. Inside their backyard you will find a magnificent roman street, decorated with enormous sculptures. Most of the sculptures represent people and it is assumed that the largest one represents Emperor Hadrian. If the yard is open, you can enter through the wooden doors and enjoy the archeological site for free.

The Street at Caesarea Cellars

The Arches Beach (Aqueduct Beach) –  If you walk about 20 minutes north of the national park you will find one of the most picturesque beaches in Israel. The walk is a part of the Israel National Trail. In the beach, you will not only enjoy the amazing sand and sea, but also the amazing remains of the High Aqueduct, that was part of the water system of the ancient Roman city of Caesarea. As you walk along the aqueduct, you’ll be able to see the beautifully made arches, covered sand dunes. It recommended to stay on the beach until sunset, to enjoy the beautiful sight of the sun sinking into the sea.

The ancient aqueduct

I wish you all a great visit to Caesarea!

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Lior

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Food Haifa

Tasting Wadi Nisnas

Today I want to tell you about Wadi Nisnas, a small neighborhood in downtown Haifa, which is the main city in Northern Israel.

The residents of the neighborhood are Arab Christians and Muslims, living side by side, in peace with each other. In the past the neighborhood also had a lot of Jewish residents in it, but for some reason they left, which is a real pity.

I visited Wadi Nisnas a few days after the fire stopped flaming through Haifa. If you haven’t heard, Israel was on fire last month, literally. Fire burst in many locations across the country, all at once. In Haifa, more than 500 houses were burnt down. Many believe that the Israeli Arabs inflamed the country. So… When I came to Wadi Nisnas with a group of people, they were wondering if there even could be a co-existence between the Jewish and Muslim people living in Israel. Because Wadi Nisnas is all about co-existence.

Near the entrance to the neighborhood sits a very special institution called “Beit Agefen” (“The House of the Grapevine”). It’s a Arab Jewish cultural center in Haifa, that is creating dialogue between the two groups through art and culture. There are doing a super important job!

But I want to tell you less about the co-existence (although it’s interesting) and more about the food, because if you visit Wadi Nisnas, you should definitely try the food.

First Stop – Mama Pita:

If you like pizza, you should stop by “Mama Pita”, a great family-run pizzeria. I recommend you order a pizza with hyssop (“Zaatar” in Hebrew). It’s delicious! And cheap!! You can find the place on Alenbi 57, Haifa. It’s open from 7:30 in the morning to 15:00 in the afternoon. The owners and workers believe that it’s not all about the business, and that they need some time with their family and for themselves. That’s why the don’t work until very late.

Some of Mama Pita’s Delicious Pizzas

Second Stop – Pastry Shop of the West (קונדיטוריית המזרח) 

If you like sweets, this is a great place for you! Sadly, they sell the sweets per kilograms, which means that if you’re not planning to share it with others, I suppose you won’t need so much. But I do recommend you try the fantastic, sweet and fresh tamarind (“Tamar Indi” in Hebrew) beverage, which costs only 3 Shekels per cup. I’ve never drank such a wonderful drink, which also has a wonderful aroma of roses. Highly recommended! You can find the place on Alenbi 34. It’s open from 7:30 until late.

Do try to find a place that sells kanafeh for a reasonable price! It’s a sweet pastry that I highly recommend tasting!

The Tamar Hindi Drink – Best Drink Ever!

Third Stop – Falafel!

There are many places to eat falafel in Wadi Nisnas. I recommend eating in one of two places: “Falafel Ha’zkenim” (פלאפל הזקנים, “The Old People’s Falafel”) or “Falafel Micheal” (פלאפל מישל), which is right in front of the other falafel place. Falafel is a deep fried ball made of ground chickpeas or fava beans. I recommend you ask for some tahini on top.

Falafel Ha’zkenim is located on The Wadi 18 Street and is open from 8:00 until 20:00.

Falafel Micheal is loated right in front of the other falafel.

Inside Falafel Micheal with Micheal

That’s all for now! Hope you have a great trip in Wadi Nisnas when you come here!


Sorry I haven’t posted for a while. Busy with my studies and such. But I haven’t forgotten you all! Hope to post again soon.

Yours,

Lior