Category: Bethlehem

  • Travel rewind: Fear and rapture in Israel and Palestine

    Travel rewind: Fear and rapture in Israel and Palestine

    You never know when the vacation you’re most afraid of will end up being one of your favorites. Israel was never high on my list of places to visit, but my now-fiancée Steph was hellbent on taking me. Looking back on it, it probably wasn’t the best idea to visit during a high-profile event like…

  • How to spend a day in Bethlehem

    How to spend a day in Bethlehem

    One of the most visited cities in the Palestinian territory of the West Bank is Bethlehem. It’s a short 30-minute bus ride from Jerusalem, and whether you’re staying overnight or not, the small town of Bethlehem is ideal for one day of sightseeing. These are some of the things not to miss. The Church of…

  • Staying at the Banksy hotel in the West Bank

    Staying at the Banksy hotel in the West Bank

    The first time Banksy’s artwork ended up on the border wall between Israel and Palestine, it made the news because rockets were frequently flying on either side at the time. The situation has since calmed down considerably, at least in the West Bank (though not in Gaza). Banksy enjoyed it so much, he decided to…