These Things About Israel Are Sure to Impress the Traveler in You 

Why I left my heart in Israel!

These Things About Israel Are Sure to Impress the Traveler in You 
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I visited Israel in June 2017, and it was one of the best trips till date. The people, the food, the culture, I fell in love with everything. Even the streets! 

While on my trip there, I learned a few facts that left me in awe and I just cannot stop talking about them. So, if you are going to visit the country any time soon, these facts are a must read. 

The Western Wall.

The Western Wall.

The Western Wall or the Wailing Wall is the most religious place in the world for Jewish people. They literally save up their entire lives to visit this place at least once in their lifetime. People write their prayers on a piece of paper and place it in the cracks of the wall with the belief of them coming true. They have so much faith in the wall that people can be seen in tears while they rest their heads on it and pray.   

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The Amazing Israeli Army.

The Amazing Israeli Army.
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Conscription exists in Israel for all Israeli citizens over the age of 18, i.e., compulsory enlistment of people in national service, most often military service. Under this, the period of service for men is a minimum of 3 years and for women, two years. This is why almost everyone you see in Israel is physically fit (and you would hardly see a person there without biceps). Isn't that amazing?   

Intelligent Jews.

Intelligent Jews.

One of the main reasons is that a pregnant mother spends her time singing and playing the piano and solving mathematical problems. They believe it is to train the child while it's still in the womb so that s/he would turn out to be a genius later.
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Empty streets of Jerusalem during Shabbat.

Empty streets of Jerusalem during Shabbat.

Shabbat is a Jewish day of rest. It starts at sundown on Friday and ends at sundown on Saturday evening, every week. During this time, religious Jews do not work and refrain from operating any electronic devices. Shops, most of the restaurants, and public transport are shut down as well. However, the Old City is open and one should not miss seeing the religious Jews marking the start of Shabbat at the Western Wall on Friday evening. 
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Floating in the Dead Sea.

Floating in the Dead Sea.
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The Dead Sea was the best part of my trip to Israel. It is named so because its salinity makes it too harsh for plants and animals to survive. It is the lowest point on the earth, and you literally float in the Sea of Salt. The experience of floating on water was very liberating, and I felt ecstatic. Also, the salty water works very well in smoothening your hair and skin.     

The Vibrant city of Tel Aviv.

The Vibrant city of Tel Aviv.
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Tel Aviv, the second most populous city in Israel, is one of the most vibrant places. The city is all about lights, dance, and music and there is always a party going on somewhere. It's so happening that every day seems like a weekend post 5:30 in the evening (not kidding). This is something I loved about people in Israel, they work hard, and party even harder! 

Last but not the least: Shopping!

Last but not the least: Shopping!
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Tel Aviv is also your kind of place if you love shopping! Jaffa Flea Market is where you find an array of ancient artefacts, intricate jewelry, clothes, and a lot more lined up on the streets, and you can bargain down to half the price they quote.