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Forum: Middle East
May 25, 20, 4:35 am
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By mbgg

No. The proper translation is 'The Hill of the...

No. The proper translation is 'The Hill of the Five" or "The Ascent of the Five"
Forum: Middle East
May 23, 20, 12:02 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By mbgg

Probably Ma'aleh HaHamisha, west of Jerusalem.

Probably Ma'aleh HaHamisha, west of Jerusalem.
Forum: Middle East
May 15, 20, 11:49 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By mbgg

Almost all kibbutzim have been privatized and do...

Almost all kibbutzim have been privatized and do not have a communal dining room any more. A few have activities for tourists. For example:
http://www.courtyard.co.il/english/

Winery with...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 20, 20, 11:51 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By mbgg

You have to arrive at the terminal three hours...

You have to arrive at the terminal three hours before departure. The airport is extremely busy at the hour because many flights leave in the early morning. The lines for security, check. check-in,...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 17, 20, 10:04 am
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By mbgg

Do you have any PROOF of this "shilling" or do...

Do you have any PROOF of this "shilling" or do you just slander people randomly according to your prejudices?Why do you think that all guides posting in all other countries could not possibly have...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 17, 20, 5:42 am
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By mbgg

I think that you are exaggerating this conflict...

I think that you are exaggerating this conflict of interest. If you check the comments posted on Tripadvisor by these guides, they never suggest to anyone who wants to tour on their own that they...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 16, 20, 11:46 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 915
Posted By mbgg

You should post this question on the Tripadvisor...

You should post this question on the Tripadvisor forum. There is also an FAQ there about hiring local guides.

Hiring a guide for the Old City is an excellent idea. You can do the New City on your...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 26, 19, 10:21 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,630
Posted By mbgg

A more efficient itinerary would be: Day 10,...

A more efficient itinerary would be:
Day 10, Wadi Rum, Aqaba
Day 11 enter Israel at Eilat, fly or bus to Jerusalem
Day 12, Jerusalem
Day 13 Jerusalem
Day 14 Day trip to Dead Sea
Day 15 Flight...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 26, 19, 12:12 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By mbgg

So why are you wasting our time?

So why are you wasting our time?
Forum: Middle East
Dec 25, 19, 9:59 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By mbgg

Sun, 29DEC: Land in AMM in the evening. Explore...

Sun, 29DEC: Land in AMM in the evening. Explore Amman in the evening. Stay the night in Amman.
Mon, 30DEC: Day trip to Petra. Stay the night in Amman.
Tues, 31 DEC: transfer to Jerusalem as early...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 25, 19, 2:00 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By mbgg

Dec 30: You don't need this day. Go to Petra and...

Dec 30: You don't need this day. Go to Petra and go to Jerusalem on Dec 31. It will take half a day via the Allenby (King Hussein) Bridge.
Jan 1 : You can use this day for exploring the New City in...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 21, 19, 9:46 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By mbgg

The itinerary is hectic and you should try to...

The itinerary is hectic and you should try to extend it by several days, if possible.

You should try to spend two full days in Jerusalem (one in the Old City and one in the New City) so perhaps...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 16, 19, 8:39 am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,962
Posted By mbgg

A cheaper alternative is the 445 bus which leaves...

A cheaper alternative is the 445 bus which leaves the airport hourly and goes north on Ben Yehuda St, parallel to Dizengoff.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 24, 19, 4:32 am
Replies: 36
Views: 4,107
Posted By mbgg

You definitely do not want a car in both Tel-Aviv...

You definitely do not want a car in both Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem because of the traffic and parking problems. Public transport in the cities and between them is inexpensive and efficient (but not on...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 31, 19, 11:05 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,866
Posted By mbgg

If you take a taxi to Rosh Hanikra, you should...

If you take a taxi to Rosh Hanikra, you should ask the driver how to arrange a taxi for the ride back, i.e. get his phone number, the number of the taxi company in Nahariya, etc.
Forum: Middle East
Jul 25, 19, 11:42 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,866
Posted By mbgg

Akko and Bet Shean are easy to get to by train....

Akko and Bet Shean are easy to get to by train. Look at the Israel Railways website for schedules and fares. Tzfat and Tiberias are easy to get to by bus. Look at www.bus.co.il for schedules. There...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 23, 19, 11:58 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,866
Posted By mbgg

Will you rent a car or go by public transport ?

Will you rent a car or go by public transport ?
Forum: Middle East
Jul 17, 19, 2:04 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,519
Posted By mbgg

It is still sufficiently unreliable that I don't...

It is still sufficiently unreliable that I don't recommend using the train going TO the airport because you don't want any chance of missing the flight, no matter how small.
Forum: Middle East
Jul 14, 19, 9:42 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By mbgg

The train is still unreliable so is not an option...

The train is still unreliable so is not an option for anyone flying out. You should arrive 3 hrs in advance because the airport can be incredibly busy sometimes, nobody knows how long it will take...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 13, 19, 2:14 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By mbgg

There are no hotels near the airport. TLV is...

There are no hotels near the airport. TLV is located between Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv - it takes only about 20 minutes more to go from Jerusalem than Tel-Aviv so you don't want to waste hours changing...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 1, 19, 12:13 am
Replies: 3
Views: 972
Posted By mbgg

FRA to TLV: ask the airline what they recommend. ...

FRA to TLV: ask the airline what they recommend.
TLV to LHR: 3 hours before departure. I took that same flight recently and the airport was very busy. You first go through security, then check-in,...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 5, 19, 2:33 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,092
Posted By mbgg

There is no shuttle (sherut). The 445 bus goes...

There is no shuttle (sherut). The 445 bus goes from the airport into Tel-Aviv, along Allenby and Ben-Yehuda, past the Old Port to the Reading bus terminal. You can find a list of stops on...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 28, 19, 2:44 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,656
Posted By mbgg

But a tourist never knows when the airport will...

But a tourist never knows when the airport will be busy and when it won't be, so three hours is always recommended. AND some tourists are subjected to lengthier questioning, there may be traffic jams...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 18, 19, 10:14 am
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By mbgg

Try ebay (stamps, israel). People sell mint...

Try ebay (stamps, israel). People sell mint stamps at less than face value.
Forum: Middle East
Nov 26, 18, 10:53 am
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By mbgg

Don't waste your money. You can calculate the...

Don't waste your money. You can calculate the taxi fare here:
http://www.iaa.gov.il/en-US/airports/bengurion/Pages/TaxiFareCalculator.aspx
The fares are regulated and posted at the taxi line. ...
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