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Jerusalem Holy City Tour Vlog

Jerusalem has been a rich center for religion, culture, and history for thousands of years. And while you can read biblical stories, news articles, and history books, there’s nothing quite exploring this special city for yourself.

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Israeli Food: 12 Popular Dishes You Must Try

Israel is a bucket-list place for travelers for many reasons. Whether you’re visiting for the rich culture, incredible history, or deep religious significance, there’s no shortage of things to do here in Israel. But when you come to Israel, be sure to bring your appetite, because Israeli cuisine is incredibly special, tasty, and unlike anywhere else in the world.

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Israel In the Winter: Start Here 

Israel in the winter is a top destination, despite the odd rain shower. Aside from the weather remaining toasty in the south—it is the Middle East after all— temperatures elsewhere rarely dip to freezing!

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Israel Tour Packages With Abraham!

One of the most affordable and efficient ways to tour the Holy Land is with an Israel tour package. Designed to showcase more than a mere snapshot, such tours are an opportunity to delve deeper into history, immerse in nature, savor local cuisine, and explore the holiest of sites. 

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Top 20 Things To Do In Israel

Soaring mountains in the north, enchanting desert in the south, religious sites on every corner, and gleaming beaches for miles—welcome to Israel.

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10 Best Jerusalem Tours To Put On Your Bucket List

This bucket list of Jerusalem tours includes experiences in the Old City, trips to other neighborhoods and locations in Jerusalem, as well as day trips to incredible places that are outside of Jerusalem. These Jerusalem tour ideas can help you make the most of your time here in Jerusalem, and ensure that you don’t miss any of the amazing sites.

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Manila Tourist Attractions: The Best Spots

The capital city of the Philippines, Manila, is an ever flourishing metropolis with a rich history, a cutting-edge culture, and a robust economy– a great introduction to the Pearl of the Orient Seas.

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The Best Diving Spots in the Philippines

The Philippines is known for its pristine beaches and azure waters, with arguably the best beaches in the world. However, what you’ll find underneath the ocean surface is second to nothing – the Philippines is considered among the top diving destinations in the world! In this post we’ll cover the best diving spots in the Philippines so you won’t miss out on any amazing dive while you’re here.

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Jerusalem Food: Incredible Food To Try In Jerusalem

While you might come to Jerusalem for the history, culture, and sightseeing, there’s one thing that’s undeniable about this city: Jerusalem food is in a league of its own. From Middle Eastern & Mediterranean food to the cuisines of the world, you’re never too far from an incredible meal when you’re in Jerusalem. The biggest problem you might run into? Figuring out exactly what to eat. Here’s our ultimate guide to Jerusalem food!

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Manila Bars: Our Top 20 Recommendations

Manila is a destination where visitors and tourists flock for a stress-free night out with block parties, hole-in-the-wall bars, and a loud and vibrant night full of adventures! Whether you prefer a chill vibe or grand partying with a group of friends, Manila has it all.

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Abraham’s Guide to the Best Israeli Beer

For beer enthusiasts, a trip to Israel is incomplete without a perusal of the local brewery scene, where you can learn more about the industry’s history and marvel at the Israeli beer distillery process in action. 

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Sip and Enjoy: The 9 Best Cafés in Jerusalem

While you might head to Jerusalem to go on tours of the Old City, and wander around ancient sites, you’ll definitely want to add cafes in Jerusalem to your to-do list. If you’re anything like us, you’ll need plenty of caffeine to get through the day. Plus, many of these cafes have breakfast, lunch, snack options, and even dinner, to keep you fueled while you explore. Here’s our list of the best cafes in Jerusalem you should definitely visit while you’re in Israel.

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Makati Restaurants: Our Top Recommendations

Have you ever been curious about the latest cuisine trends in Makati Restaurants? Have you ever had a strong desire to explore your neighbourhood, eat some new and scrumptious dishes, and meet new people? Worry not, for there are plenty of excellent options available, including elegant upscale restaurants, renowned restaurants serving foreign cuisine, bustling bars offering delectable snacks, and much more. Get ready because we have prepared an exciting gastronomic experience for you to explore the best Makati Restaurants. 

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Beautiful Bohol Tourist Spots: A Traveler’s Heaven

The Philippines’ white sand beaches, sandstone formations, and pristine islands have instantly become popular among tourists, mainly backpackers who spend time travelling. However, beyond the breathtaking beach resorts and coasts, a rich collection of wildlife, biodiversity, cultural legacy, historic sites, landscapes, and underwater life are undoubtedly a treasure. Bohol, a gem of a place in the Visayas, is a prime example of this.

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The Full Guide to Solo Female Travel in Israel

While there are many different types of travelers, and we like to think that the world is safe and comfortable for everyone to explore, things are a little bit different for a solo female traveler. As every solo female traveler probably knows, there are certain places in the world that are more accessible, comfortable, and safe for women traveling alone.

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Fauzi Azar Hostel – The Full Video Guide

When you’re in Israel – Tel Aviv and Jerusalem may be high on your list of places to visit. And while there is much to see in the big cities – there’s a quiet oasis waiting for you in the hills of the north. Nazareth is an ancient city with biblical significance,
so go ahead – plan a few days for a trip to Nazareth.

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The Full Sinai Travel Guide

The Sinai peninsula is an incredible part of the Middle East. It is vast, interesting, and full of stunning places to visit. Simply referred to as “Sinai,” this part of Egypt is sometimes compared to Mars, because of its red jagged mountains and sandy features. But unlike Mars, Sinai is home to pristine Sinai beaches that are excellent locations for snorkeling, scuba diving, and kite surfing.

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The Judean Desert – What To Do, See & Expect

The Judean Desert is a stunning wilderness stretching from East Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, where it meets the Negev in the south. This breathtaking expanse, referred to as Yeshimon (desert or wildland), is laden with mountains, deep ravines, sweeping dunes, and bundles of rock, intersected with pockets of lush greenery and seasonal streams.

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The Old City: Ultimate Guide to the Quarters of Jerusalem

The Old City of Jerusalem is arguably one of the most exciting, historical, and controversial places in the world. For thousands of years, Jerusalem has been the epicenter of religious events, and the city has been conquered and ruled by many different groups of people. Today, the Old City is divided into quarters, and these quarters of Jerusalem represent the different religious and ethnic groups that have lived in the walled-in city for centuries.

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Best of the West Bank tour – Video Guide

Israel is beautiful, it has ancient history, delicious food, and it’s lively. But Israel is also complicated. Take the West Bank for example. The West Bank is home to the Palestinian people, it has ancient sites that are holy to Arabs and Christians, and has modern-day cities that are colorful and thriving.

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Diving in Sinai – The Best Diving Spots and more

A renowned tourist destination in the Middle Eastern desert, the magnificent beauty of the Sinai Peninsula, located between the Mediterranean Sea at the north, and the Red Sea in the south is a region of glorious weather, rich history, sensational sites and tranquil beaches.

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Everything You Need To Navigate Israel Public Transport

Israel’s public transport has come on leaps and bounds over the last few decades, with the introduction of new train lines, bus routes, and even rentable bikes and scooters across various cities making this compact, yet diverse country, more and more accessible. Israel’s modern and ever-growing transportation network navigates visitors across most parts of the country without much hassle, and inter-city travel, such as with Jerusalem and Tel Aviv public transportation, has never been more swift!

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All the Best Sites for Diving in Eilat

Israel’s southernmost city of Eilat, resting in the Negev Desert, is located on the cusp of the Red Sea—and with year-round sunshine, a glistening waterfront, tax-free shopping, and effervescent nightlife, it’s no wonder the city is a magnet for both locals and tourists. Temperatures easily surpass 100°F in summer, but thankfully, the water is always within reach to cool down.

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Undiscovered Middle-East Paradise: The Sinai Beaches

The Middle East is unlike any region in the world, and on your next trip to Israel, you can easily visit other incredible countries. And while the beaches of Tel Aviv might be some of the best you’ll find just about anywhere, down in neighbouring Egypt, the Sinai beaches offer a quiet and peaceful getaway on the stunning Red Sea.

When you think of Egypt, you might think of ancient pyramids and the tombs of pharaohs, but the Sinai peninsula is a distinct part of the country which provides travelers with a different experience. In Sinai, you’ll find quiet and pristine beaches along the Red Sea, world-class diving sites, coral reefs, resorts, and several unique cities. Because of all it has to offer, it’s very common for travelers from Israel to cross the southern land border to visit Sinai.

Interested in visiting the Sinai beaches and cities on your next trip to Israel? Here’s everything you need to know.

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Abraham Day Trips From Tel Aviv

Abraham offers affordable, expert-led day trips from Tel-Aviv spanning the entire country and nearby regions. Whether it’s day trips to discover the sights, smells, and history of a new city, or a three-day tour delving deeper into the magnificent regions this spellbinding country has to offer, we have it all!

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How to Experience the Perfect Honeymoon in Israel

Israel is the idyllic setting for both a romantic and meaningful honeymoon as a married couple.
Despite its small size, this breathtaking country brims with fascinating and unique wonders.
Captivating culture, historical marvels, delectable cuisine, sublime nature, and glorious year-round weather, there is nowhere quite like Israel.

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Abraham Hostel Eilat Video Guide

The city of Eilat is like an oasis in the desert. Nestled on the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea in southern Israel, this city is known for scuba diving and snorkeling, red rocky mountains, and epic sunsets. We here at Abraham love the city so much, we decided to open our newest hostel here!

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Jerusalem Dual Narrative tour – A glimpse into the most complicated city in Israel

The history and current reality of one of the holiest and most controversial cities in the world will be exposed during this 4 hours tour. The tour is a deep dive into the different communities in Jerusalem, and will give you a new perspective of the old conflict that hides in every stone of the Old City wall. The only promise we can make is that the tour will probably leave you with more questions than answers.

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Corona Guide to Israel

Last updated March 1st 2022

Abraham here with some great news: after Israel’s latest closure to tourists, the country is once again opening its borders. This means international tourists and backpackers can travel to Israel once again, and we couldn’t be more excited!

Truth be told, our hostels have been lonely without their usual community of travelers from around the world. While our staff and Israeli guests are awesome, international travelers really are the lifeblood of Abraham Hostels.

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Best Israeli Art Museums And Galleries

Israel is known for its incredible food, deep history, archeological wonders and stunning landscapes, but what you might not realize is that Israel has an art scene that is vibrant and one-of-a-kind.

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Abraham Hostel Tel-Aviv Video Guide

Tel Aviv is one of the most incredible cities in the world for travelers, but we know that it can be tricky deciding which hostel to stay at during your next trip to Israel. We’re certain that you’ll love everything Abraham has to offer, but if you’re wondering exactly what it’s like to stay at our Tel Aviv hostel, you’re in the right place

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Things To Do In Tel Aviv – The Ultimate Tel Aviv Travel Guide

A bustling city perched on the Mediterranean Sea, Tel Aviv is unlike anywhere else in the world. The only downside to visiting this sunshine-flooded metropolis is that because there’s no shortage of things to do in Tel Aviv, it can be tough to decide how to spend your time here.

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About Abraham Hostels & Tours

Welcome to the Abraham Hostels & Tours Blog, your home for everything related to our hostels, tours, and traveling in Israel. We’re so glad you made it here, because just like our hostels, our blog is a very special place.

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Graffiti Israel: A Street Art Scene Like No Other

The graffiti in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv is particularly impressive, and these cities are home to lively street art scenes. There are several neighborhoods and areas renowned for their graffiti, where you can find street art in nearly every street and alley. Exploring these areas by foot is an incredible way to see these amazing works of art for yourself. Here is your ultimate guide to the best places to find incredible graffiti Israel style.

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Visiting Palestine & Israel: Best Historic Sites

Visiting Palestine and Israel seem like two very different trips. However, after exploring both areas, you will see that they are not much different from one another. Open your eyes to two worlds full of culture, art, religion, food, and fun!

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Hiking Through History on the Jesus Trail

While the dazzling lights of Tel Aviv and history of Jerusalem might be what first bring you to Israel, it won’t take you long to notice the stunning and unique natural wonders that this country has to offer. From the mountains of the north to the deserts of the south, Israel is an excellent destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, and one world-class trekking route is unlike anything else on the planet.

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