It's cold and wet here in Jerusalem, which helps explains why January is low season for tourists in Israel. But that doesn't mean tour-guides go into hibernation. Instead, this is the perfect time to prepare tours for when the weather will be hotter. With that in mind, I headed north and checked out Safed, Tel Dan, Banias, Nimrod's Fortress, Majd el-Shams, and Mount Bental, before finishing off with a well deserved soak in the hot springs at Hamat Gader.
Interview with a Guide!
The good folks at Guide Advisor have published an interview with me over at their website. Here's a taster: "How would you describe your style as a guide? Passionate about the places I’m guiding, interactive and fun! I don’t like guides who recite a series of facts. I love talking about history and contemporary life in Israel, and helping people understand all the complicated debates which aren’t always easy for outsiders to follow. I also strive to encourage my tourists to t
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to everyone! I had a really busy Chanukah/Christmas period, with tours of Ein Gedi/Masada/Dead Sea, Tel Aviv, Yad Vashem, Machane Yehudah, Katamon, and of course the Old City. It was great meeting so many people and exploring so many sites, and I'll be spending the first part of the new year preparing for future tours! Don't forget to be in touch!