Monday, August 12, 2013

An Unforgettable Sojourn in the Biblical Country of Israel

Israel is considered a country worthy travelling to. Travelers always describe their experiences in the "Land of Milk and Honey" a worthy once-in-a-lifetime goal achieved. This is no wonder when this nation has both embraced the preservation of its culture and traditions, as well as modernization and changes brought on by time. 

A country in the Middle East, Israel has always been one of the sought after destinations of the region.Tours to Israel have been consistently high, catering to around 16 million visitors annually. Visitors arrive for various reasons and intentions - whether for business, pleasure or on religious pilgrimages and the country has always been considered an exhausting yet exhilarating getaway paradise. While some tourists prefer their Israel private tours to be religious and pilgrimage based, others find the country a haven of eco-tourism, culture and modernization with a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Israel Attractions and Holistic History

Gone are the days where most people were nomads, traveling from one place to another for subsistence, like Joseph and his family, and the country manifested its existence through the life of its people. Even though a millennium has passed agriculture is still the backbone of life, yet despite this perfectly-preserved tradition and way of life, it has never resisted embracing change through science, modernization and adopting cultures brought by its immigrants. 

Recounting the country's past, Israel has been home to numerous prophets referenced in the Holy Bible. Fortresses and aqueducts, ruined cities and temples, synagogues and crumbled rock buildings adorn the dusty lands of the country juxtaposed in its fine, warm beaches, most of which have been mentioned in the same holy text. The diverse and rich culture of the country is apparent through its architecture and arts. While Judaism and Islam are both practiced by Israelis, many practices have become interwoven and blended with traditions adopted by people today. 

Israel attractions appeal to many visitors. They include fascinating sights and scenery, balmy beaches, sandy terrains, arid deserts and sand dunes, rugged mountains and the famous Dead Sea. Israel is rich in ancient and modern architecture, synagogues, temples, antiquities and museums. Other fascinating sites in Israel are its markets, called souks. The spice trade has been strong since biblical times, alongside its agricultural produce, textiles and clothing, beautiful jewelry, livestock and dairy products. Enjoy fine dining and excellent cuisine with authentic traditional dishes that will delight every palate. 

Touring Israel is never complete without visiting its world heritage sites, identified with commendations by UNESCO. Visit the magnificent city of Jerusalem for a religious pilgrimage to the Garden of Gethsemane, the Mount of Olives and the Via Dolorosa, as well the Wailing Wall, the Dome of the Rock and its many and various museums. Marvel at the city of Tel Aviv, with its vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere and exciting night life. Visit Israel, and experience a place where past and present mingle in eternity. 

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