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Jun 5, 2022, 1:48 PM
Déjà-vu and luxury in north Croatia
By Motti Verses How many times a person gets the opportunity to enjoy and feel past experiences through a present situation? The French call it Déjà vu. I was fortunate to sense this feeling now, during spring in northern Croatia. My...
May 21, 2022, 11:47 PM
West Cyprus – a story of an Archbishop and an awesome island
May 1981 - 9 hours at night on the deck of a cruise ship from Haifa to the city port of Limassol in Cyprus, equipped with a sleeping bag in my early 20s, is my strongest memory of the...
May 9, 2022, 2:15 PM
Western Georgia by the Black Sea – amazing nature and hospitable people
Reading Israeli author Magi Otsri’s debut novel "Dedika's Two Suns", one will be uncovered to the life of a jewish family that migrated from Georgia to Israel in the 1970s. ”All my life I was exposed to racist jokes...
Apr 30, 2022, 3:08 PM
A taste of the film industry in southern Jordan
What's in common to these adventurous Hollywood motion pictures - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Aladdin, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Dune, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, The Martian and Lawrence of Arabia? Apparently they were all filmed in southern...
Mar 22, 2022, 11:49 PM
Time waits for no one in luxurious Dubai
Dubai - a city with a love for the fantastical, with a skyline that shines like a beacon against a barren desert backdrop. The sky may not be able to limit Dubai's growth. People from all over the world...
Mar 13, 2022, 5:44 AM
Behind the scenes of Tel Aviv’s eclectic Hotel Montefiore
Tel Aviv, the city that never stops, is famous for its beaches that stretch from historic Jaffa to the northern port and more, along the Mediterranean. It's also famous for the largest collection of Bauhaus style buildings in the world....
Jan 2, 2022, 1:01 AM
In search for Ottoman royalty – old Acre Israel and the Efendi hotel
For as long as I can remember, a visit to Akko (Acre) was just a day trip which always included a scenic drive to western Galilee. However, our recent visit - during the uncertain times of Covid - included...
Nov 13, 2021, 4:53 PM
Living in a painting – Lake Como Italy
Italy was always one of my favorite countries to visit. Trust me, I have explored endless corners of all its regions. This time, one of the most amazing lakes in Europe was the destination. A true Italian I respect...
Oct 29, 2021, 1:03 AM
A fascinating story of the Arbel cliff, Israel, and soundings
With close friends in tow, scaling the Arbel cliff, situated in one of Israel’s most scenic areas, holds a vivid childhood memory of mine. During elementary school at the tender age of 13, our class toured around the Sea...
Jul 22, 2021, 4:57 PM
Romania’s Carpathians: A trip of past and present
My late mother, Imma Sarah, immigrated to Israel sick and destitute shortly after the end of the Holocaust and World War 2. After I was born and my parents had acclimatized well in Israel, my mother had no desire...
The author is the former Head of Public Relations of Hilton Resorts and Hotels in Israel