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Updated post: 18/11/18 | November 2018

Although it might be difficult to tear yourself away from the golden domes and incense-perfused churches of Jerusalem, there are some great destinations that are easily visited within a few hours’ drive. So if you want to swap the headiness of the Old City for an exploration of the West Bank, a picturesque village, a majestic symbol of Jewish resistance or a relaxing float in the Dead Sea, here are my choices of day trips from Jerusalem.

abu dhabi
Updated post: 18/11/18 | November 2018 Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is fast emerging as an alternative to its glitzier neighbour, Dubai. With a firm focus on cultural activities and a more measured approach to tourism development, for my money, it is the more attractive of the two cities. From the newly opened Louvre