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In part this is due to flights from Tel Aviv avoiding some problem regions. But a larger part is that, while it is a 5 hour flight from London to Tel Aviv, flights from London to Beijing don't fly anywhere near Tel Aviv. Looking at a typical Mercator projection map, it may seem like a flight from London to Beijing wouldn't have to go very far out of its way ...


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No. Stay in Tel-Aviv to visit Tel-Aviv and then move on. Tel-Aviv is a cool city, the coolest in Israel, but exploring the whole country from there is cumbersome. One of the highlights in Israel is Jersualem. Visiting Jerusalem takes some days. This means that you have to travel several times back and forth along the same road. The roads are congested. You ...


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There are probably no (ordinary) ferries going to Israel. You can find more information on the Seat 61 Israel page. I quote from the overland to Israel section: However, as at January 2010, both Poseidon Lines and Salamis Lines' Piraeus-Cyprus-Israel ferry services remain suspended because of the political situation in Israel, and they show no sign of ...


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There's a number of reasons why a flight might fly a different route, with Weather on-route being the most common. However for this specific flight, there's probably a far less common reason - Solar Flares! You may recall that around the 2nd of April this year there were a number of major solar flares, which have the potential to impact a number of aspects ...


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Wikipedia has a thought on why this might occur: Over longer distances and/or at higher latitudes the great circle route is significantly shorter than the rhumb line between the same two points. However the inconvenience of having to continuously change bearings while travelling a great circle route makes rhumb line navigation appealing in certain ...


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Generally speaking the permits are required for professional photographers and film crews that could block parts of public walkways streets and walkways for an extended period of time. When it comes to personal photography there is no permit required, so if you do not intend to set up a large tripod and have it sit on the sidewalk for 1-2 hours while you ...


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From the Haaretz... [...] More importantly: the tip should be in cash, in shekels. Most restaurants will not agree to tack it into the credit card bill.[...] Read more: http://www.haaretz.com/travel-in-israel/tourist-tip-of-the-day/tourist-tip-211-who-do-you-tip-and-how-much.premium-1.515167


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Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are both large cities near the center of the country, which is to say that they are both good choices for you. Tel Aviv has the advantage of being on the coast, and therefore closer to Haifa, the other large city in the north (away from the Gaza Strip), meaning that it is the better base for visiting Israel alone. But Jerusalem is ...


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Aegean Airlines currently has direct, return flights on these specific dates for €241.87 (including taxes and luggage). Olympic Air on the contrary is more expensive and flies through Athens. I believe the Aegean price is difficult to beat.


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The great circle distance from LHR to PEK is 8174km and the scheduled flight time is 10:10 (British Airways). The great circle distance from TLV to PEK is 7155km and the scheduled flight time is 9:20. There is no condradiction between a 1000km difference in flight distance and a 50 minute difference in scheduled flight time.


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On many places they will agree to take the tip from your card and some places will not agree You would have to ask Try using google translator Or show them the following sentence in Hebrew האם אני יכול לשלם את הטיפ באשראי? May I pay the tip with credit [card]? Enjoy your stay


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According to this 2015 Ynet article (Hebrew), Lockers were placed in most Tel Aviv beaches. A locker is opened with a 10 ILS coin, which is not returned. The official visit-tlv site has a beaches section in Hebrew, which says which beaches have lockers. The lists differs from Ynet's, and I don't know which is correct. Beaches which have lockers according ...


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I think I would pick Jerusalem, but both would be decent choices, they are a short bus trip apart anyway.


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You would probably have to talk to one travel agent, or another, and get a price. I saw tickets for about $365 without looking too hard. Is it cheapest? I don't know. You can try a boat, they used to have pretty cheap tickets on ships between Greece and Israel a decade or two ago, but I'm afraid its not as popular as it used to be, so you might not find any....


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My understanding is that you have no legal evidence you're actually renting an apartment, and from the outsider's point - i.e. police - you might just have found the keys on the street. This might become very complicated, for example, if the apartment gets robbed, or there's any damage - even from neighbors. I also assume you already understood what should ...


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What you are asking is hard. The insurance prices go considerably up for drivers younger than 24, and for new drivers. From looking online it seems that the big rental companies will not rent out cars to people younger than 24 or who have had a driver's license for less than 2 years. I was able to find at least 3 smaller companies who will rent cars to new (...


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It's not far but there are no good connections from Tel Aviv to Palestinian cities in the West Bank. If you rent a car it can be doable but check car rental conditions about going into Area A. If you want to travel in the West Bank Jerusalem is by far the best place to be based. You can easily find a place to stay from where you can walk to both the ...


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