MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA/ISRAEL
In the east end of the Mediterranean sea lies the land of the Biblical times, few places on earth evoke passion in the way Israel does: the stunning beauty of its hills and valleys, the tranquility of the Dead Sea, the colorful Makhtesh Ramon Gorge, and the ancient walls and paths of Nazareth and Jerusalem. The quiet prayers of the Orthodox Jews in the Western Wall and the call of the Muezzin reflect how the religious devotion of the Christians, Jews and Muslims living here goes through every aspect of life. A pilgrimage destination, Jerusalem has been the scene of critical events in the history of Western civilization. The city contains some of the holiest sites in the world.
Tel Aviv is, on the other hand, has totally opposing vibes, with the tall skyscrapers, modern marina and vibrant nightlife setting the vibe for what is the economic and cultural center of the country. Young and cheerful, far from religious passions, it fascinates with its energy and sights.