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Adventure Travel

Communication

Cell Phones are becoming increasingly popular. Your service provider can advise about international roaming; other options are to buy a local SIM card, or rent a cell phone, on arrival in each country. If you take a cell phone, you will also need a charger (and a transformer if the charger cannot handle 220 volts). If [...]

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Documentation

Make sure your passport will not expire until at least six months after you return home. You may need a pre-arranged visa/entry permit. Visitors from most Western Countries do not require a pre-issued visa.   If you intend a later visit to any of these countries, ask the passport officer on arrival in Israel not to stamp your [...]

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Etiquette

Dressing and acting in a manner that shows respect for the host country’s social and cultural values should be the pilgrim’s aim. Some social rules to be aware of are: Avoid public displays of affection between people of the opposite sex. During Ramadan, the month when Muslims fast from dawn to sunset, eating or drinking in public in Muslim [...]

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Food

Nutritious breakfasts and ample dinners are usual in tourist hotels, though hostels offer simpler meals. Seasoned travelers usually eat a hearty breakfast, and perhaps take a piece of fruit or bread roll to eat at lunchtime (if lunch is not being provided). Falafel, a fried ball or patty made from chickpeas or fava beans, is [...]

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Health

No shots or vaccinations are required to visit most tourist destinations. If you haven’t seen your dentist in ages, a check-up might avoid toothache on the trip.  If you are on regular medication, bring enough for the whole trip and carry at least a week’s supply in your cabin bag. Bring a copy of a prescription, or [...]

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Photography

If you use a digital camera, take several memory cards rather than one big one (then, if your camera is lost or stolen, you won’t lose all your pictures). If you use rechargeable batteries, you will also need a charger (and a transformer if the charger cannot handle 220 volts). Photography (or the use of flashes) [...]

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