Few countries generate as much passion as Israel. Strolling through Jerusalem and visiting some of the most important sites of the three monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) will not leave you indifferent. Whether you are a believ...
Few countries generate as much passion as Israel. Strolling through Jerusalem and visiting some of the most important sites of the three monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) will not leave you indifferent. Whether you are a believer or not, the fervour that emanates from these places is an experience like no other. The sun setting over the Dome of the Rock to the rhythm of the call to prayer, the bells of the Holy Sepulchre or the faithful thronging to the Wailing Wall are images you can only see in this city. The Mount of Olives, the Hall of the Last Supper and the tomb of the Virgin Mary are other holy sites that make it an almost magical city. But Israel is not just Jerusalem. There are many other spectacular sites scattered throughout the country.
Floating in the Dead Sea is fun, but it also happens to have some of the healthiest water in the world. It contains more bromine, magnesium and iodine than any other seawater, all of which help relax nerves, soothe skin allergies and benefit glandular functions.
Tel Aviv is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with interesting architecture. Here you will find a charming old town with a mixture of Moorish-style narrow streets where every weekend there is an interesting market of antiques, second-hand clothes and Dead Sea products. And after shopping, there's nothing better than a dip in one of the city's vivid beaches.
Delicious food is plentiful: there are restaurants open around the clock, markets full of fresh and delicious products, cafes and much more. For Israelis, food is a symbol of tradition and family reunion, but also of national pride. Its main foods are shakshouka, boreka and hummus, perhaps the best known next to pita.
Israel has a variety of cultural events and festivals unsurpassed in the region. There is always something to do, and People Like Us, the world's most trusted home exchange community, has you covered. Join us and connect with other friendly hosts in Israel today, chat and exchange homes and get ready for your next adventure.