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Independent steps on holy ground

by Gavin Drake

Posted: 24 Jan 2014 @ 12:20

Most travellers opt for the security of a package tour to the Holy Land. Gavin Drake  checks out travelling to Israel and Palestine alone

THE posters around the Abraham Hostel tell me that tonight's offering by the in-house entertainment team is a Jerusalem pub crawl. It sounds like the ideal opportunity to experience a different side to Jerusalem. But the9 a.m. EasyJet departure from London Luton Airport this morning has taken its toll on me, and I opt for bed instead.

Crack-of-dawn check-ins aside, the journey is straightforward: arriving at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, is like arriving at any other airport ...

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