When we landed in Tel Aviv, Israel it was significant for several reasons.
This was the first time either of us had traveled to the Middle East; moreover, it was the official ending to our backpacking adventures in SE Asia.
I had noticed in recent months our enthusiasm for travel had somewhat waned. In most cases this signifies that we’re either burnt out or bored.
In hindsight, I realize we needed a new challenge and traveling to the Middle East has once again whetted our appetite for adventure and exploration.
I still remember the first morning we woke up in Jaffa. Our plane had arrived past midnight and we didn’t clear customs until roughly 1:30 AM. By the time we got to our hotel it was pitch black outside and we had no idea of our surroundings.
As I opened the window in the morning, I was treated to beachfront views with a cool wind blowing on my face. It was refreshing. In the rear-view mirror was the heat and humidity of SE Asia along with the chaotic roads, scooters and random odors.
Below are all of our travel videos from Israel:
Israeli Cooking Class at Dan Gourmet with Taste of Israel Food Tour in Tel Aviv (כיתת בישול ישראלית)
Eating Israeli Street Food and Arabic Street Food touring around Jaffa – Tel Aviv, Israel
Druze Israeli Food and Arabic Cuisine at a restaurant in Haifa, Israel (מטבח ערבי ישראלי דרוזי)
Cooking Israeli Food at night with travel & food bloggers along with students from Haifa University
How to eat a Krembo (Israeli chocolate marshmallow treat: קרמבו) with the Taste of Israel team
Attractions in Israel
Muddy & swimming / floating at the Dead Sea, Israel יָם הַמֶּלַח יָם הַמָּוֶת البحر الميت
Happiest Man in Israel (Uzi-Eli Hezi Etrog Healer) laughing and massaging in Jerusalem עוזי-אלי חזי
Tour around Jaffa in Tel Aviv, Israel visiting the beach promenade and flea market יָפוֹ يَافَا
Touring around Masada, Israel overlooking the Dead Sea travel video ( מצדה )
Visiting Jerusalem including a tour around Mahane Yehuda Market and Old Jerusalem, Israel
Panoramic views of the Bahá’í gardens in Haifa, Israel Travel Video (Hanging Gardens of Haifa)