Israel as seen through Instagram Photos

I’ve spent the last week touring through the country of Israel. Visiting the popular cities of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, touring the old port town of Akko (Acre), floating in the Dead Sea and a whole lot more. Not only did I capture the entire trip with photos and videos I also highlighted many of my favourite moments on Instagram.

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Aerial view of the Tel Aviv, Israel waterfront

The view of Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean Sea from my window on the 19th floor of the David Intercontinental Hotel. As you can see the city has a big mix of religion, modernization and beach bums.

Chicken stuffed figs in Jerusalem, Israel

Chicken stuffed figs in tamarind sauce. While touring around Israel we ate like kings…. or should I say Gods? We had a multi-course meal at a famous restaurant in Jerusalem called The Eucalyptus. 

Fireman Graffiti in Tel Aviv, Israel

Everywhere we went in Tel Aviv there was  pretty and crazy Graffiti. This one of a Rodin Thinker fireman sitting on a fire hydrant was taken in the artsy neighbourhood of Neve Tzedek.

Floating Orange Tree in Tel Aviv, Israel

A floating orange tree in Tel Aviv, Israel by by the sculptor Ran Morin.

Fresh pressed pomegranate juice in Israel

We were in Israel during Pomegranate season and at every shop and on every corner  you could find guys fresh squeezing the delicious fruit. So tasty!

Graffiti by popular Israeli street artist Dede

Street art / Graffiti by the famous street artist Dede in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Jewish man pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel

Jewish men pray at the Western wall in the old part of Jerusalem, Israel. 

kanafeh in Israel

Fresh Kanafeh, a favorite dessert of  middle eastern countries was served to has at the popular Uri Buri Fish and Seafood restaurant in the small port city of Akko (Acre), Israel.

Large pomegranates in Israel

Pomegranates the size of my head in Israel. They were very sweet and not sour like the ones I am use to in North America.

Local girls hangout at a market in Tel Aviv, Israel

Three women hang out on a bench at a popular organic market in Tel Aviv, Israel called HaTahana.

locals, military soliders and tourists explore the MachneYehuda market in Jerusalem, Israel

Locals, tourists and young girls in the Israeli Military carrying their machine guns walk through the Machne Yehuda market in Jerusalem, Israel.

Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream in Tel Aviv, Israel

Israel also had a lot of popular Gelato places, some made with soy milk so that they are considered kosher. Here is a delicious mint chocolate chip ice cream I ate in Tel Aviv.

One of the many mountains that make up the city of Jerusalem, Israel

One of the many mountains that make up the city of Jerusalem, Israel.

People float in the Dead Sea on the Israel side

People float in the Dead Sea in Israel.

red and black caviar on a persimmon

At the popular Uri Buri Fish and Seafood restaurant in the port city Akko (Acre), Israel we ate red and black caviar on top of a persimmon with mascarpone and raw fish.

Soy vanilla ice cream with shaved halva on top in Israel

A favorite dessert of the people of Israel is called Halva made of sesame paste and sugar. Here it is shredded and served on top of kosher vanilla soy ice cream.

Sunset over the Dead Sea in Israel

Sunset at the Dead Sea in Israel.

The ancient port of Akko (Acre) Israel

The Old Port in the seaside town of Akko (Acre), Israel.

The Holocaust History Museum at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem

The building that holds the Holocaust History Museum at the Yad Vashem Museum in Jerusalem, Israel.

Uri Buri a famous Israeli: German chef in Akko (Acre) Israel

 

Finally the man himself. Uri Buri. Owner and Chef at the previously mention Uri Buri Fish and Seafood Restaurant. He is also a hotelier and owns another restaurant and a gelato shop. You must visit him when visiting Akko (Acre), Israel.

I hope you enjoyed my short tour through Israel. Which photo was your favourite? Leave a comment below.

Thanks to the Tourism board of Israel for having me on this trip. All opinions and views expressed are my own.

21 Comments

  • Reply
    Leslie Brlec
    March 4, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Great site. I stumbled upon it by mistake and I love it. Keep up the great work.

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    Mary
    October 22, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Hi Caitlin —

    Would love to use your photo of Dede’s graffiti for a program. What’s your policy on other people using your photos?

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    Deborah Thompson
    February 10, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Very nice post, wonderful, evocative pictures! Israel is on our list; your article and photo’s make us want to go even more. Hope you will take a moment to stop by newjetsetters.com when you have a moment.

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    Tara
    January 4, 2014 at 4:29 am

    Yummy to food, to people and to the country!

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    David DiGregorio
    December 30, 2013 at 12:33 am

    I thought I had commented on this post before but apparently not. I really love it though. Makes me nostalgic for Israel in a big way. You have beautifully captured a very beautiful place.

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    Steve
    December 13, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    nice pics! i’m hoping to visit israel sometime next year. the dead sea sunset pic is my fave!

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    Julie K.
    December 5, 2013 at 4:52 am

    The ice-cream picture is hilarious! So vibrant and happy! I´ve always wondered about floating in the Dead Sea — everywhere you see the pictures of people reading newspapers on their backs, but with the amount of salt in the water it must be quite impossible to stay there for more than say fifteen minutes. Must burn your skin, right? Or am I wrong here?

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    Carmen
    December 4, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Stunning photos – makes me really want to go. Just curious – when you get your passport stamped to get in do other countries ban you from entering? Or is that a myth?

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      Cailin
      December 19, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      Hey Carmen I didn’t get any stamps from Israel, I think they have stopped stamping passports. From the little research I did do I think you can enter Israel with any stamp in your passport however entering some Arab/Muslim countries with an Israel passport stamp might be a bit difficult but since they no longer stamp passports you shouldn’t have a problem :)

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    Audrey
    November 30, 2013 at 2:04 am

    Nice photos! Makes me realize how much I missed even after 2 visits to the country – and here I thought I had covered the country well. ;)

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    Barb
    November 19, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Love Uri Burk and The Effendi. Your photos are not to be missed as they capture the essence of an amazingly wonderful country.

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      Cailin
      November 20, 2013 at 6:06 am

      Thanks Barb! Uri was quite the character :)

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    Esther
    November 19, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Lovely photos. Just a small clarification though: There’s nothing un-kosher about milk products, except you can’t eat them with meat. Hence you wouldn’t be served dairy ice cream at a kosher restaurant that serves meat.

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      Cailin
      November 20, 2013 at 6:04 am

      Thanks for that Esther, good to know :)

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      Sara
      November 20, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      I was going to make the same comment about soy products being parve so they can be eaten after meat dishes lol

      Great series of photos

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    November 16, 2013 at 7:53 pm

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    Candice
    November 14, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I just love that candid photo of the three girls. That girl’s hair is amazeballs.

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      Cailin
      November 20, 2013 at 6:04 am

      Right?! They were pretty cool :)

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    Patricia
    November 14, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    I miss Israel!

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    Christy
    November 14, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Love it! Aaaand now I feel like a slacker for not posting anything yet! :)

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      Cailin
      November 20, 2013 at 6:05 am

      hahaha it was easy to throw together don’t feel bad ;)

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