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4 days in Jerusalem - Part I: the four quarters of the Old City

4 days in Jerusalem - Part I: the four quarters of the Old City

A holy city for Jews, Muslims and Christians alike, no other city in the world means so much to so many people. With over 4000 years of history, Jerusalem has not only witnessed some of the main events that have shaped the course of humankind, but it also keeps some of the most sacred sites on earth for all the 3 main monotheistic religions.

During my first day in the Golden City, I explored the narrow twisted streets of its Old Town to discover all four quarters: Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Armenian. During my visit, I would visit the Western Wall, a sacred site for the Jews; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where it is believed that Jesus was crucified, anointed and buried; as well as the souks and covered markets of the Muslim quarter. But is Jerusalem really as special as they say?

A day trip to the Sea of Galilee & the Golan Heights from Nazareth

A day trip to the Sea of Galilee & the Golan Heights from Nazareth

The north of Israel is a region with a very high religious, historic and natural significance. During my stay in Nazareth, I spent one day visiting the main sites around the Sea of Galilee, including Capernaum, an ancient fishing village where Jesus preached; the Mount of Beatitudes, the biblical site of Jesus' sermon on the mount; the Banyas Natural Reserve with its beautiful waterfalls; as well as Mount Bental in the disputed region of the Golan Heights, overlooking the Syrian border and the ceasefire line created after the region was annexed by Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967. Discover what it was like to talk about the conflict in the zone with a UN peacekeeper! 

GPSMyCity Travel App: the best self-guided city walks

GPSMyCity Travel App: the best self-guided city walks

As an independent traveller, there's nothing more helpful when organising my next trip than reading the experience of other fellow travellers so that I can plan my own walking tours and get to experience the city as a local. How many times I've wished that I had access to those incredible tips while on route? If you also love independent travel and getting off the beaten track, you may want to check the GPSMyCity App!

Tel Aviv: the modern city of the Middle East that never stops

Tel Aviv: the modern city of the Middle East that never stops

As the saying goes: 'while Jerusalem prays, Tel Aviv plays'. And Tel Aviv is certainly an exception in the Middle East: with one of the best nightlife in the world, a great tolerance no matter what is your style or sexual preference, and an incredible Mediterranean beach, this city in constant movement is a place like no other. Check out what this incredible destination has to offer!

Exploring the ancient city of Baalbek & the Ksara winery in Lebanon

Exploring the ancient city of Baalbek & the Ksara winery in Lebanon

At the foot of the fertile Bekaa Valley, a renown wine region of Lebanon, stands the Phoenician city of Baalbek. Known as Heliopolis by the Greeks, Baalbek is one of the best preserved ancient cities in the Middle East, and its impressive constructions are one of the best examples of the Imperial Roman architecture. Located only 10km away from the Syrian border and famous for being a stronghold of Hezbollah, is it really safe to visit Baalbek?

Prague in a weekend - Part II: Jewish Quarter of Josefov, Charles Bridge & Nové Mesto

Prague in a weekend - Part II: Jewish Quarter of Josefov, Charles Bridge & Nové Mesto

After a captivating first day visiting the Old Town, Prague Castle and Malá Strana, the second day of my weekend trip to Prague still had some hidden gems to discover. Check out the rest of my journey exploring the Jewish Quarter of Josefov, Charles Bridge and the New Town or Nové Město!

Prague in a weekend - Part I: Old Town, Prague Castle and Malá Strana

Prague in a weekend - Part I: Old Town, Prague Castle and Malá Strana

Prague is the perfect city for culture lovers. Its incredible Gothic and Bohemian Baroque architecture makes you travel back in time, making the Czech capital one of the most magical cities in Europe. If you're visiting Prague for a weekend, check out how to make the best out of your first day visiting the Old Town, Prague Castle and Malá Strana!

Southern Bohemia in one day: Ceske Budejovice & Cesky Krumlov from Prague

Southern Bohemia in one day: Ceske Budejovice & Cesky Krumlov from Prague

The Czech region of Bohemia has many charming towns that deserve a visit. If you'd like to explore the Czech Republic beyond Prague, you can combine a visit to Ceske Budejovice and Cesky Krumlov in a single day!

San Sebastián, Spain: 2 days in the pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

San Sebastián, Spain: 2 days in the pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

Thanks to its privileged location on the Bay of Biscay, San Sebastián is one of the most beautiful coastal cities in Europe. With its breathtaking skyline, beautiful beaches, one of the best cuisines in Europe, a profound Basque culture mixed with the stunning French architecture, San Sebastián is a palace like no other. Check out what this beautiful city has to offer in a 2 day visit!