Thousands of years of history meet modern conflict
Marhaba, welcome to Palestine. Palestine, and particularly the west bank, may not be on everyone’s travel list, but that’s part of the appeal. The landscape is hilly and dusty, as Mediterranean as you can get, with a strong Arabic cultural twist. Adventurers, history lovers and Biblical scholars will all find plenty to get their teeth into in the Palestinian areas of Jerusalem, Hebron and Bethlehem. Holy sites, for example Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs, are often separated by bulletproof glass – a very modern reminder of trouble in this ancient setting. If this all sounds a bit hot for you, then the countryside is also an option, and it’s arguable that Palestine should be visited for its food alone. Here, Mediterranean meets middle east, with lentils and olives often the stars of the show. If you have a thirst for adventure, and want to see people living their lives and thriving despite the machinations of the powerful, then VISIT PALESTINE!