I think this is disgusting,...
Indeed! I did hear the security is pretty heavy, but I didnt know about the email part. Thanks for letting me know. I have a special email address for situations like this, but have never yet been asked to log into it by police. Usually, it is just so I can avoid having key loggers and any other email intruders get hold of my banking details, TravelBlog moderator log in details etc. It doesnt have much political stuff in it, but I did unsubscribe from all that is there yesterday after your warning, just to make sure it all stops long before the security at Tel Aviv ask me to log into it. 😊
The bag searching does make me a little nervous, but only because one of my travel habits is to take all my oldest underwear and socks, and throw them out after wearing, to prevent having to wash them while travelling. It is a bit embarassing when airport security people have a bit too much time on their hands, and insist on pulling a lot of things out of my bag. One time, I was wearing unmatching socks with some holes in them, going to Dublin from Germany. The airport security lady spent much longer than one would expect scanning my feet, and asking if I would lift up my foot so she could scan under etc. Maybe it was just too weird for her, that I was wearing such nice clothes and then there are those street urchint socks under my high healed attractively fashionable boots.
My best advice is to be ready for it and keep calm.
I will, now that I have been warned. 😊
Up until now, I thought Indonesia was the worst security experience I have had so far, but looks like Israel might even top it.
Here is a blog I made about entering Indonesia.
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Are you able to give me any idea of how much money ill need per day?
From what I have read so far, I am guessing the costs are similiar to central Europe. For backpacking, in countries with these costs, I generally spend anything from 20 Euros to 150 Euros in a day, depending on what I want to do that day, how much money I have managed to save up for the trip... As well as the falafal suggestions above, supermarkets always have lots of stuff you can buy for making picnics. And, some accomodation has facilities where you can cook and make coffee.
...they have strict rules and curfews...
I remember reading something about those and almost forgot about them. Apparently though, Tel Aviv is up and going all night every night. Where and when do the curfews happen, in Israel?
I love hummus and falafals, so much so that I even make them at home sometimes. Thanks for the list Yoav! I will take it with me. 😊
Does anyone have a town or place at the Dead Sea to suggest, where there is a wide range of accomodation, or some budget or budgetish accomodation at least? Preferably someplace possible or easy even to get to from Jerusleum by bus.