We showed them places of interest including: Holon – the city of children and it’s children’s museum and design museum, Dyada, A-B-See-Do exhibition, The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, Mahuti in addition to tourism sites including Jerusalem’s old city, The Dead Sea and Kibbutz Ein Gedi in the desert.
These 5 Mommy bloggers attended this tour:
Rosie Scribble wrote in her post titled “Reflecting on Israel“: “We saw the best Israel has to offer in a trip which turned out to be moving, emotional, exciting and an incredible adventure. I would return to Israel without hesitation, and I would take my whole family with me. I found it a warm and welcoming country with a positive vibe and a love of life: innovative, creative and inspiring…”
Sally Whittle wrote in her post titled “Israel: It’s a kind of magic“: “I really think Israel has something magical – a combination of fierce national pride, a youthful country (in terms of population and the nation itself) and the luxury of relative affluence… But what made the trip so very special wasn’t the sights, the history or the landscape – amazing and special as those things certainly are. It was all about the people we met… What I found in Israel is an irrepressible sense of possibility. During our stay, I lost count of the number of people who quoted the famous Zionist William Hertzl to me: “If you will it, it is no dream.”… These women (we met during the trip, AK) – and I can’t tell you how much I love that they’re women – are strong, inspiring, smart and creative. They have inspired me more than they could ever realise. And they made me love Israel – because a country that makes women like these – full of creativity and possibility – is a very special place indeed.
I can’t wait to go back.”
Jane Alexander wrote in her post titled “Time runs out in Tel Aviv“: “It’s wild. The shops are open at 2am, the bars overflow into the streets, the malls host art shows and gigs and parties. It’s crammed and crazy yet so easygoing and friendly…”
Monica de la Fuente wrote in her post titled “Things I didn’t know 2 weeks ago“: “It must be the effect of the salt or even of the desert. It must be that kind of magic that I found within my new friends. It must be that miracles happen and they are reflected on our lives, no ordinary lives any more. It must be that all of us had the best trip, with the best partners I could have imagined and chosen. It must be that two weeks ago I even didn’t care about what happens in a quite distant point of the world. And now, nevertheless, I do care…”
Eva Quivedo wrote in her post titled “Historia de un viaje / Story about a trip“: “It’s clear that when someone invites you into their home they don’t show you the untidy rooms… I don’t think the purpose of the trip was to analyse the political situation in Israel either… What I think of Israel is the people that have millions of things to offer the world beyond the continuous war with their neighbours and that is not what we are always told“
Throughout the tour, the bloggers were accompanied by Israel Buddies – some well-known locally and even internationally and others not well-known at all, just normal people with common points of interest.
The Israel Buddies for this tour included: