Friday, September 18, 2015

Thinking of planning a trip to Israel in 2016. And remembering the best museums in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.



Last night was a pretty busy day in my never-ending #Travelife, but I braved the traffic to go the short distance to the residence of the Ambassador of Israel to attend an intimate reception he was hosting for the Israeli Minister of Tourism, the Honorable Yariv Levin.

This is actually the first time in something like 17 years that a Minister from Israel has visited the Philippines, and it is the first visit by a minister of tourism in particular.

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REMEMBERING A HOLIDAY IN ISRAEL
WAY TOO LONG AGO.
TIME TO GO BACK.

As it was quite a small party, I enjoyed a lengthy conversation with Minister Levin, recalling my last trip to Israel about three years ago. I'd gone on my own to Jordan, ahead of my friends, and then crossed into Israel via the most expensive 20-minute flight I've ever taken

With the Ambassador of Israel and the top executives of Philippine Airlines.
Looking forward to a direct flight between Manila and Tel Aviv someday!

COOL ISRAEL
AND ITS CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY

But that trip had been absolutely mind blowing because I'd focused on the cutting edge and on the creative in Israel instead of on the usual religious and historical attractions.

I came away from that short but highly stimulating visit a changed person, with a deeper and wider perspective of this amazing world we live in.


#Travelife with us to Japan in May 2016.
We're visiting truly off-the-beaten track destinations.
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THE BEST MUSEUMS
AND CULTURAL EXPERIENCES
IN ISRAEL

I especially loved the modern museum of Jerusalem, the Holocaust Museum, and the Blackout Theater experience in Tel Aviv.

Israel is a small but beautiful country and it is so unfortunate for all parties concerned that there is no peace in the region.

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A BEAUTIFUL HOUSE
IN A BAD NEIGHBORHOOD

Tonight the Minister told me, about his country and its many predicaments, to which I just had to laugh: "We live in a beautiful house in a bad neighborhood."

In saying so, he meant to describe the Middle East as full of issues and conflicts, of course.

And now I've resolved to plan another trip to Israel sometime next year, for another great adventure in my never-ending, and never-endingly eventful #Travelife.

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