I bought a vacation package for Israel (to visit Biblical places like Bethlehem, Jericho, Dead Sea, Galilee Lake...) but with the war going on there now, should I go?
My boyfriend and I will be travelling to Jerusalem and the West Bank in 1 week and we're planning on hiring a car to drive around the West Bank in. Can anyone suggest a car rental company that offers insurance for both Israel and Palestinian Controlled Areas? I have heard Greenpeace does but I'm wondering if there are any other options?
I'm looking for any others attending this camp travelling from the UK. It would be good to fly out together perhaps.
I'm not seeing Dar Zahran on the Ramallah site. Am I missing something?
Is there a way to travel by bus from Jerusalem to Bethlehem ?? I have searched egged site and it shows no routes. If it is possible to do by bus, where would it depart from in Jerusalem (CBS ??), time of travel, cost ??
I am a solo traveller who has travelled around the world,would like to do Bethlehem next year,is this safe enough just to book a flight and find accomadation when i am there.
I'm spending a few weeks in Jordan starting December 21. Given the proximity to Christmas, I'm interested in going to Bethlehem and Jerusalem from December 24-26 or so just to see the festivities. I'll be in Amman from December 21-24. Will it be difficult to get from Amman to Bethlehem on December 24, stay there the night, head to Jerusalem on December 25, stay the day there, then return to Amman on December 26?
My specific questions are:
(1) Will the border crossings be worse than normal around this time of year?
(2) Will it be harder than normal to book bus travel this time of year? What buses are the best to use?
(3) Best time of day to leave and return?
(4) Any other tips?
Thanks very much in advance and sorry if these questions have been answered before, but I couldn't find anything specific to the Christmas holiday time period.
can you tell me if it's best to fly from Amman to Tel Aviv or do the crossing via the King Hussein bridge? my father and I are us Citizens and would like to make this crossing as simple as possible.
Does anyone here know any good night clubs I can apply for DJ?
i am a tunisian woman who's thinking about visiting some friends in Amman and i was wishing to take the advantage of the proximity and try to go to the WB and visit Ramallah and Betlehem. do you think it'd be possible? are there any risks? is my passport gonna be stamped by israeli douanes? and what are the best ways to get to Ramallah for me?
P.S: i travel alone .
I've talked to several people and seem to get varing answers. I have the opportunity to work in Ramallah for a month, however as a very western looking american female I'm converned about safety issues. Is Ramallah a safe place for a single female? How are other areas of the West Bank with regards to the acceptance of a professional female? I have been told not to go out alone at night, but day light hours are ok. Also, would I need to wear a head scarf? How to locals react to single american females?
Hello, I'm a canadian citizen just going to ramallah for vacation for three weeks very soon. We are landing in jordan and taking the Allenby bridge. I was wondering if there is anything specific we need to worry about. We are simply landing in jordan and going straight over the border, and then leaving from jordan at the end of the trip. We are staying in Jifna/Ramallah for most of the trip. Can anyone offer any advice or tips? I have been reading things about needing visas, etc, but I am not sure, considering our canadian citizenship, and brand new passports, that we will encounter any trouble or need more documentation. Also, what is the best and cheapest way after hopefully crossing the border, that we can get to our hotel?
I am planning on going to Jericho in August of this year. I was told that the easiest way to get into Jericho is through Tel Aviv. On the other hand, I have also been told that most likely I would have to take two taxis to get there. I have thought about going through King Hussein Bridge in Jordan which maybe longer but I won't have two taxis. Any suggestions?
I'm planning to go for a 2 or 3-month-internship in Ramallah this summer. I have a french passport and I was born in Lebanon. I guess I would have problems if I go to Ramallah through Tel aviv, so I was thinking about going through Amman. Is their a simple and safe way to go from Amman to Ramallah ? And otherwise, is it possible for me to go through Tel aviv and have a visa in israel, pretending to have a tourist trip ?
Thank u !
Hi , I have an Iraqi passport i need help and information about how can i go from amman to ramallah or bait lahem for like a week and will i be able to go back to iraq with same passport ? will have isreal stamp ? will palstinian authority will allows me to entry
I am a US citizen arriving to Amman, Jordan and entry into the West Bank via the Allenby Bridge. I plan to stay in Ramallah for three months and would appreciate suggestions about a visa to enter the West Bank as well as traveling in and out of Jordan a few times. My current passport lists four other Arab countries that I visited and I am concerned that this could be a red flag, therefore I may have to apply for a new passport. I welcome your thoughts. Thank you.
Anyone knows how to get to those places by regular public transport from the busstation ?
Was in Ramallah during the Ramadan and the Hamman did not answer telephone.
Anyone an idea if it is still possible to go to a Hamman ?
Are there any sportfacilities ( fitness / swim ) ?
Hello!!! As you said, the comments about safety in this areas are always very 2 sides of the coin. But traveling alone as a woman in arab towns is very different than be with a male partner or a group... so my question is, how safe you think is this town for myself???
i'll be visiting bethlehem soon and i'm having difficulty finding accomodation over the net. any recommendation? i'm looking for a basic one, budget USD20~50.
I will be attending Birzeit University in Ramallah, and so I have a few questions:
1. What development-oriented volunteer work is there available in Ramallah (preferable close to the Birzeit area)? I am looking for something involving development or human rights type stuff.
2. I will be there for one year, what is involved (and what are your suggestions) in terms of getting a Visa?
3. What are good areas to live near Birzeit University (by good I do not want to be isolated from real palestinian people)?
4. What is there to do for fun in Ramallah? Where can I meet a lot of Palestinian people? Where can I meet university-aged palestinians? and lastly what is there in terms of a nightlife in Ramallah?
I'm from Barcelona, Spain, and we are planining a pilgrimage to Holy Land next year with a gruop of friends. For me is not the first time, I have been already there, but always it's fantastic to comeback. I read in your note, that is very nice to see Bethelem from the top of the university, exactly , from the restaurant of the university, Is it possible to take dinner there?.
There are students studing Spanish language?
I'm sorry for my bad English, and thank you very much,
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hi, i wanna go to ramallah. i'm from indonesia. n i don't find any way to get there. plz tell me what'm i suposse to do, what's airlane that i should take, i really need the info. is that true we can go direct there by plane?
coz i don't like travelling by bus. if any one have some info, plz send to my mail....email@example.com
Can I use public transportation from the Church of the Nativity to Rachel's tomb? If not, how do I get there?
Thanks for your help!
I will be spending Christmas in Bethlehem this Christmas and was wondering if anyone had advice on going to a service and/or finding a hostel/ hotel. Would it be easier to stay in Jerusalem.. if so, what time does the border crossing close? Thanks!
About how far is Manger Square from the checkpoint when coming from Jerusalem? Is it in walk able distance and is it advisable to walk?
I'm a US graduate student who will be traveling to the West Bank this summer to do some interviews for my dissertation research. My Arabic isn't great--and it's MSA, anyway--so I'll likely need an interpreter at least part-time. Can anyone give me a rough estimate as to the daily pay for an interpreter? (or even better, some leads/contact info for interpreters?)
Ideally, I'd be looking for a Palestinian university student who was fluent or near-fluent in English. Now that I think a bit more, an Israeli student might be a good idea, as I worry a bit about travel restrictions within the West Bank.
I'll be staying in Ramallah, but I anticipate that my plans can change.
thanks in advance!
Joseph (aka Yusuf)
Im planning a trip to Ramallah,and have plans to reside in a palestinian village.What are the requirements to be able to do so. Also, for how long am I allowed to stay if im only a tourist....Please help, if you are from america, what exactly is requested from Israel to obtain a visa, I am told that a return ticket is not a requirement as it states at the website for state.gov .
Your input is greatly appreciated...
Maybe next year i will visit Israel and West Bank.
I need special visa for enter west bank i want visit Bethelem, Ramallah and another cities?
Is safe going to west bank and return back.
What is the best city to know and talk whit the Palestinian people.
My brother and I would like to visit a friend in Ramallah while we're in the Middle East. We will be in Jordan and are planning on crossing at the King Hussein Bridge.
What is the best (in terms of time and money) way to get to Ramallah?