This relates a memorable trip to Sri Lanka, which means “Prosperity of the Land” and is also known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”. The travelors enjoyed viewing the massive green vegetation, the huge varieties of spices and fruits and, of course their famous tea.  24 amazing wildlife reserves and a recommended elephant ride are just some of the many attractions - and Israelis are made very welcome.

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Postcard from Sri Lanka
Category: Travel
Issue No. 174
 

ESRA had a great day out visiting Kibbutz Ein Shemer and Shuni Park with a visit to the kibbutz museum and the vintage tractor museum. The Shuni Park area is mentioned throughout history, from  Roman times through the British Mandate era and now houses a monument to Etzel, as well as many sensuous sculptures.

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All aboard! Bus takes us for visit to kibbutz tractor museum
Category: Travel
Issue No. 174
 

Irving describes a highly successful cruise around the Aegean starting in Rome with the very moving 70th memorial of the round-up of the jews of Rome by the Nazis and then visiting a number of fascinating destinations in Italy, and Croatia.

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Cruise ends with stark reminder of Nazi past
Category: Travel
Issue No. 174
 

ESRA had a 3-day trip to the north of Israel to see the migrating birds. At the Hula nature reserve they saw cranes, pelicans and flamingos as well as catfish and turtles in the lake. They also visited Metulla, two observation points, several memorials and other historical places. Two nights were spent at the very comfortable guesthouse at Kibbutz Hagoshrin.

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Spreading our wings to enjoy Galilee
Category: Travel
Issue No. 173
 

The writers had an unforgettable 2-week tour of China. They were captivated by the varied aspects of the country, by the magnificence of the Forbidden City and the Great Wall, by the abundance of bright colors and by the history. They heard about the extinct Jewish community and visited the Kaifeng Synagogue. From the modern skyscraper skyline of Shanghai to the primitive toilet facilities and crazy cyclists, they witnessed fascinating sights.

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Vivid China is so full of surprises
Category: Travel
Issue No. 173
 

An interesting and comprehensive report on a visit to Iceland – a country of hidden beauty, green fields and ancient customs that whets one’s adventuring spirit to experience the surprises awaiting there.

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Even the sheep are agreed. In summer Iceland is . . . SO GREEN!
Category: Travel
Issue No. 172
 

After an idyllic holiday in Rhodes it was mayhem at the island’s airport for Cynthia when she finds she has left her beloved ring in her hotel. Running round in circles she is helped in unexpected ways.

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Running round in circles because of my lost ring
Category: Travel
Issue No. 171
 

Congrats to Alona, a neighbourhood social worker, who so successfully guided a group of Ethiopian residents from Hefzibah on an excursion to Tel Aviv Harbor, with a stop at HaYarkon Park and a visit to the Eretz Israel museum and the special Ethiopian exhibition at present on view there.

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You’re never alone with Alona
Category: Travel
Issue No. 171
 

In sharing the joy of exploring a rainy Paris with her two daughters, a wealth of tips and advice is passed on to the reader to enable making the most of a visit to Paris.

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Oo-la-la! I love Paris in the winter, when it drizzles
Category: Travel
Issue No. 170
 

An ESRA trip to the Dead Sea and the surrounding area was a huge success - as reported by Cynthia Barmor. Among the pleasant surprises were Champagne for breakfast, and an interesting visit to Massada.

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What a trip
Category: Travel
Issue No. 169
 
 
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