Israel. It’s a place I knew little about. In my head, I think I pictured it as a dusty, middle eastern country with a lot of rich history. I knew it was a place of pilgrimage and huge religious importance. However, a few days before I left the Philippines, I asked Nic if he thought it was cold in Israel. We also discussed what food they ate and if it was safe.
One week later and I’ve eaten a lifetime worth of hummus, seen some amazing natural locations I couldn’t have ever imagined and experienced some truly unique moments, places and people throughout my one-week adventure across Israel.
We had an incredibly talented photographer shooting the whole trip and the other four content creators snapped some awesome shots, so the quality of this edition of ‘The Weekly’, is prime!
Because there are so many awesome photos I thought I would publish a lot of them and add small captions or anecdotes with each photo for this week. It will give you an easy read and a good look at what Israel is all about.
Before I share the photos, I want to clarify that this was not a political or religious trip, it was purely to visit the sites, try the food and explore the nature/cities of the region. There is currently conflict in Israel and I am yet to explore the issue in enough depth to form an educated opinion.
I was lucky enough to be on the trip with three awesome bloggers called Mel, Becky and Alex and also Roberto the King, a photographer from Australia.
I’m currently at the airport about to board the first of four flights on my way to Darwin, Australia for two back-to-back campaigns in the outback with Dan Moore. We will be working with Kakadu Tourism and then NT Tourism.
The Dead Sea
Repelling down the side of a cliff in Ramon Crater. This was actually one shot I’m quite proud of from this trip. It’s a spot where the angles didn’t really work at all unless you shot straight down on the repeller. I managed to find a spot along the cliffs to make the roof look like a cave, grabbed a sun star and shot the team from this position after repelling first myself! This activity was one of the many highlights in Makhtesh Ramon.