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Reasons to Visit the Remarkable Beersheba

Posted by Gil Travel on August 5, 2019

Beersheba is the largest city in the Negev desert, also called the "Capital of the Negev". This is Israel's national chess center, thanks to the Soviet immigrants. It is also in close proximity to the Ben Gurion University, as well. It was underestimated as a site to visit for quite a while, but that is changing as more people each year recognize the beauty and relevance of this unique and historical city, but also the major role it played both in the Biblical period and in the contemporary growth and development of the area.

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Restaurants in Budapest Serving Traditional Hungarian Dishes

Posted by Gil Travel on July 12, 2019

The delicious, traditional Hungarian cuisine is the mirror of this country’s climate, fascinating history and rich culture, ethnic influences, but also influences of its neighbors and other countries. Over the centuries, the traditional food recipes have been passed down from parents to children, such as the famous goulash soup. The individual ingredients have been occasionally changed and recipes adapted with time, influenced by the Ottomans, French, Italians, and numerous other nations throughout history, and new foods from all parts of the world entered Hungarian kitchens. Yet, the traditional dishes remained. If you’re want to try Hungarian goulash, the famous fishermen's soup, vadas – hunter’s stew, paprikash, green pea stew, cabbage rolls, and much more, here are some restaurants you should visit.

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The Seven Main Synagogues of Kraków, Poland

Posted by Gil Travel on July 8, 2019

The beautiful synagogues of Kraków in the Jewish District of Kazimierz are a unique collection of monuments of Jewish sacred architecture in Poland, the largest complex of its kind in Europe next to Prague, and a UNESCO world heritage site. Kraków was a prominent center of Jewish life before WWII, with at least ninety prayer-houses. The synagogues themselves are representations of almost all European architectural styles, such as Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Modernism, and many others. Only two are still active, while only the Remuh Synagogue serves as a house of prayer.

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Jewish Heritage Tour in Vienna

Posted by Gil Travel on July 3, 2019

Jews came to Austria probably during the exodus of Jews from Judea under the Romans, and there was a Jewish community in Vienna for over eight hundred years, ever since Jews started settling in the area today known as Judenplatz around 1150. Over the centuries, the community grew, and Judenplatz got a Jewish hospital, a Synagogue, a bath house, a house of the Rabbi, and a Jewish school.

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3 Brilliant Art Complexes in Vienna

Posted by Gil Travel on June 11, 2019

It is well known that Vienna is a global capital of all that is artistic. It is an absolute must on the list of places to visit for art lovers. Places like Natural History Museum, the House of Music, or Austrian Museum of Applied Arts will guarantee that you will not be bored for a single second, but will always have a chance to see an artistic wonder housed in Vienna’s museums and galleries. Here are three superb art complexes you can visit and enjoy any time of the year, though admittedly, it is best to explore them during nice and dry weather. 

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Kosher Hotels in Eastern Europe

Posted by Gil Travel on June 6, 2019

Eastern Europe has been a home of Jewish communities for centuries. From the Czech Republic and Hungary, over Austria and Germany, to the vast land of Russia, the Jewish people have been living there, creating their homes, and preserving their tradition and culture. Various persecutions followed by World War II have decimated the Jewish community in Eastern European cities. However, we are witnessing a revival of Jewish communities in this region, and with them, the revival of Jewish culture. Kosher restaurants in particular seem to become increasingly popular. And while it’s easy to find a multitude of kosher eateries and Jewish observant-friendly eateries in this part of the world, it is unfortunately still somewhat difficult to find kosher hotels. Let’s check out some of the best ones you can stay at while on your trip to Eastern Europe.

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History and Art Shown in Moscow's Remarkable Train Stations

Posted by Gil Travel on June 3, 2019

When we think about art or history, a city’s railway stations are now often something that comes to our minds. These places are veritable treasure troves of art and are a reflection of various historical periods in which people built them, reconstructed them, and adapted them to suit the modern era. Moscow became the center of Russia’s vast railroad network already in the 19th century, and you will find a myriad of fascinating stations – both in terms of its exterior and architectural style, and the interior decorations and artistic touch prevalent in each of them. Decorated with wonderful art, arches, marble columns, cut-glass chandeliers, gold-framed frescos, brass trims, various sorts of carvings, etc., these will remind you of nothing less than brilliant palaces. 

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Eastern Europe Jewish Heritage Tours

Posted by Gil Travel on May 8, 2019

Eastern Europe is a treasure trove of diversity, but also of Jewish history, culture, tradition, and magnificent heritage. In order to experience all this, there are truly many places to visit and numerous carefully crafted tours to choose from. This way you can travel, learn, and walk on the path of Jewish ancestors and the contemporary local Jewish communities. Let’s check out some of the most popular Jewish heritage tours in Eastern Europe.

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Trendy Jewish Tours in Budapest

Posted by Gil Travel on May 6, 2019

In 1873, the twin cities of Buda and Pest joined with Óbuda to form a new city, Budapest, which was declared a World Heritage site in 1987. This beautiful city is the home to the largest active and religious Jewish community in this part of Europe, with a long, complex, and brilliant Jewish heritage in all spheres of life. As a matter of fact, Hungarian Jews have had an important role throughout the country’s political, economic, and cultural history. You can tour the city’s Jewish sites alone or, if you prefer, go with a professional and knowledgeable guide. Either way, you are in for a brilliant and enriching experience.

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5 Most Visited Eastern Europe Destinations

Posted by Gil Travel on April 9, 2019

Whether you’re interested in rich cultural history, architecture, art, music, theatre, cinema, cuisine, science, technology, and numerous other wonders, Eastern Europe’s got it all and more. Europe is the world’s most visited region and Eastern Europe displays solid growth each year. To find out which countries in this part of Europe were the most visited in the last several years (taking into account various definitions of ‘Eastern Europe’) we’ve consulted a number of reports by Statista, Eurostat, and The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), from 2010 to 2018, and these are our results.

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