Big bustling cities on breathtaking landscapes; tasty exotic teas and fertile rice paddies; soft silk and exquisitely pleasing pearls, and the marvels of Chinese medicine – see them all up close and personal as the greatest transformation of the modern age takes place before our very eyes.
An exciting exploration of both ancient and modern Chinese culture and of the Jewish communities that called China their home.
“The Red City” or the “Pearl of the South” are but two of the names given to Marrakesh, the most beautiful city in Morocco.
Today we explored the city center and had free time to visit the lively markets. We passed through the Melah, and stopped by the Koutoubia Mosque, visited a Berber pharmacy, Spice Shop, and the Bahia Palace & Gardens.
We toured the “medina” the market quarter of the city. The market is a mass of colors, voices and smells, a polyglot of all the treasures that exist in this country. The “medina” is divided according to the type of product: an area for silver houses silversmiths and silver dealers, while gold is dealt with in a different area, and rows upon rows of stalls sell leather, copper, and jewelry.
Afterward, we had the option to visit the brand new YSL Fashion Museum dedicated to the life and work of French icon Yves Saint Laurent. While, others continued shopping in the markets and made their way back to the Hotel, and relaxed by the gorgeous pool & gardens.
Happy you had some free time to hit the slopes, David!
Where is your favorite place to ski?
Tuesday Travel Tips
Dear Kosher Travelers,
We are coming for Pesach to the Ramada Suites Hotel. Can you suggest an afternoon activity that our whole family will enjoy?
Dear Organized Traveler,
We are so happy that you will be joining us for Pesach this year.
It is impressive that you are planning your trip in advance. many things in Israel need to be booked early.
Everyone is raving about the Planetanya - 168 Ben Gurion Boulevard.
Open from 10:00-19:00, visitors can learn about space, gravity, and forces in the interactive “child-friendly” atmosphere. The presentation features kid volunteers in the various experiments and demonstrations.
Your kids will love building airplanes and gliders in the aerodynamics workshop.
Afterwards, your kids can run around in the science garden.
Also included in the price of admission is a movie in the planetarium about the universe, stars, galaxies, the planets in our solar system.
Currently, the program is in Hebrew but many of the employees speak English.
We highly advise you book early.
Looking forward to greeting you at the Ramada Suites Hotel in Netanya.
10 Essentials on a Kosher African Safari
By: Eddie’s Kosher Travel Staff
An African Safari vacation is on the top of millions of bucket lists.
Traveling with your family on an African Safari and showing your children the wonders of wildlife is a rewarding experience.
Traveling with your family means that you must be even more organized and prepared.
Next week, David and Chana Walles are traveling with their children to Africa joining Sivan Ya’ari and Innovation: Africa. Innovation: Africa proudly applies Israeli solar technologies to bring clean water and electricity to rural African villages.
Following the mission, the Walles family, will be experiencing first hand a Kosher African Safari.
What’s In Your Bag?
Chana, a seasoned traveler, swears by packing lists.
“Over the years, I have forgotten essentials at home.
I created a set of packing lists that I now use whenever I pack.
Now, my luggage and handbags are organized and I am ready to relax on vacation.”
Here is Chana’s list of the ten most important things you need to pack in your handbag on an African Safari.
Chana’s Packing List
Even if you are traveling with a kosher tour like the Walles family, always remember, to pack kosher snacks in your bag.
It can be a challenge to find kosher food along the way. You will be so happy to pass your kids a granola bar or snack or some almonds.
Carry your Tefillat Haderech card along with a pocket siddur and proud Israeli citizens always travel with our Israeli flag.
Elephant spraying zebras with water to keep them away from waterhole
#7 Emergency Kit
Bandaids and gauze
Sunscreen (to reapply)
Insect repellent/mosquito net/sting reliever
Hydrocortisone cream/antibacterial ointment
Muscle rub or anti-inflammatory cream
Brush, comb, clips and tie-bands for long hair and an extra one for your friend that forgot theirs.