The West Bank

Us Brits aren’t the most adventurous of souls. As a nation we are conservative, risk adverse, and have a huge fear of change. The fact that once upon a time our empire controlled a quarter of the globe is baffling considering that most of us wouldn’t even visit a restaurant unless half a dozen of our friends had tested the waters first.

Consequently, me choosing to spend the last day of 2019 in The West Bank was step forward that I was proud of, albeit a step that came in the guise of a day tour from our base in Jerusalem.

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Israel & Palestine in Ten Days

It’s been almost a year now since we visited Israel & The Palestinian Territories and I’m still struggling to get through my blogs on it. Mainly because this was one of the most amazing places I’ve ever been to and I feel I’ll struggle to do it justice.

But press-on I shall.  Plus, it’ll keep Jimmy off my back for a few weeks and as it’s his birthday today, why send a card when instead I can give him a shout out on a blog that features distinguished readers in Uganda, Colombia and Armenia?

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Jerusalem

2018 was a busy old year. After starting it with four months travelling around South East Asia, we then managed to make our way to Europe for the end of summer, spending a great month or two in the Balkans before settling down in our new home in London.

Before the year was out though there was still time for one more trip; a whistle-stop nine day adventure through Israel & The Palestinian territories, starting with a few days in Jerusalem.

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