Israel, or the Holy Land is often misconstrued as being “dangerous” but tourists continue to flock the country and prove that it’s the total opposite. Usually skipped out on most people’s bucket list, there are so many reasons why Israel should be on top of your list! Read more to find out why I think you should go there NOW.
1. There is so much to see and experience here
From visiting the churches, to taking a pilgrim walk to the Stations of the Cross, visiting the Western Wall, swimming in the Dead Sea, and food tripping in Jerusalem. These are only a few of the many many many things that you can do in Israel!
2. The Dead Sea may soon be gone
The lowest point on Earth! We visited the Dead Sea on our first day around Israel and it was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. Butttt research shows that it’s been receding over the years and may soon be gone for good! Which is definitely a good reason to visit!
3. It’s safe
As I said early, Israel is often misconstrued about being “dangerous” and “war-stricken” but it’s generally safe for visitors. Of course, anywhere you are in the world there are certain risks; it’s all about being street smart.
Yes, there are still tensions between the Israelis and Palestinians which has been a long on-going struggle since the mid-20th century. And although the two countries haven’t come to a final peace agreement, it’s definitely a lot safer for tourists now compared to before.
4. The churches are beautiful
We visited a couple of churches when we went to see the Stations of the Cross and they were beautiful! Intricate wall and ceiling details and beautiful structures! I’ll be writing a separate and more detailed post about the places we visited but this is a photo (sorry, it’s blurry) inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the entrance to the Tomb of Jesus. We waited around 30 minutes to go inside and spent probably less than a minute inside. But for me, it was definitely worth the wait.