Girishkumar Kumaran

A curious being
The Church of the Nativity Bethlehem

A trip to Bethlehem – The birthplace of Jesus Christ

Bethlehem is the place where Jesus Christ was born. Constantine the Great built a church around the purported location of Christ’s birth. Now, although not kept well, this church is a UNESCO world heritage site, which is about 10 kilometers south of Jerusalem in the Palestinian territories. As we enter the territories, it feels entirely…

10 must-have apps to ease your travel in Israel

Moovit/Google Maps/Waze I have already said this. Asking Israelis directions would be the greatest sin you will ever commit in Israel. They just don’t know and sometimes they tend to imagine. This has gotten me in trouble a few times. Somehow they feel compelled to help so much so that they end up lying. Now

The incredible history of Tel Aviv’s largest culinary buzz: Sarona

The Germans were the first in Sarona History of Sarona from the perspective of Israel is remarkable. So many things happened here. Sarona was buzzing with activity even before Tel Aviv came into existence. Back then from Jaffa until Sarona there was nothing at all except some orange trees. Sarona was, in fact, a swampy…

Is it safe to travel to Israel?

Quick answer: YES. I live in Israel for the past 3 years in a settlement called Ariel. The settlement is part of the region widely known as “West Bank.” In my experience, it is entirely safe to travel around in Israel and the Israeli territories within the West Bank region as long as you stick

How to get an Israeli SIM card as a traveler?

Are you nomophobic? Never mind, I am just kidding. I understand that everyone needs a good mobile connection in a new place, and getting a SIM card in Israel is easy peasy. Fun fact: Nomophobia is the fear of being without your mobile phone or losing your signal. There was a high-school student who did

Israel travel tips

Israel Travel – Top 41 pro tips to ease your visit

1. The Sabbath hours Do not arrive during Sabbath hours unless pickup is arranged for you. Public transport is almost non-existential during these hours. The trains and buses do not run. Community taxies called Sheruts may or may not run. Most of the shops remain closed. It’s even hard to find something to eat. The

Ancient Jewish tomb thought to be of Jesus in the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem

The Garden Tomb Travel Guide- where Jesus was buried and resurrected?

I came to know about the Garden Tomb when I visited the church of the Holy Sepulchre in last December. Local tourist guides told me about it as an ancient Jewish grave located in a beautiful garden that a few groups of Christians – mainly Protestants – consider as the original site of the burial

A male mountain gazelle

Mountain gazelles of the Gazelle Valley in Jerusalem – an urban nature reserve

This post includes How to reach Gazelle Valley? Entrance to the Valley Food and drinks A 5-minutes video tour inside the Gazelle Valley What did I see there? The story of Gazelle Valley What are mountain Gazelles? and what I want for them? I visited the Gazelle Valley park in Jerusalem twice during the summer