NAME THAT COUNTRY Episode 119

In 1947, local Bedouins found the first cache of what came to be known as the Dead Sea Scrolls in a Judean Desert cave. Eventually, eleven caves would yield pieces of some 800 ancient manuscripts, the last found in 1956. It’s generally accepted that the scrolls were collected by the Essenes, or a similar Jewish sect, which had a community living at Qumran, in the shadow of the caves.

Can you name that country? 
See below for answers.

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Foto Friday – Israel

All the images in this post are courtesy of our friends at the Israel Ministry of Tourism.

Church of Mary Magdalene, photo by Noam Chen

Church of Mary Magdalene, photo by Noam Chen

Mona Lisa of the Galilee at Zippori, photo by Itamar Grinberg

Mona Lisa of the Galilee at Zippori, photo by Itamar Grinberg

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Foto Friday – Beaches

Beach holidays are not our specialty. For the most part, American travelers do not cross the Atlantic ocean to lie on a beach. However, many do work a couple of R&R days into otherwise busy cultural itineraries. In any case, while much of the US is still suffering the epic winter of 2015, we offer this brief, mental escape to gentler climes.

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Paradise Beach, Corfu, Greece

Paradise Beach, Corfu, Greece

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NAME THAT COUNTRY Episode 27

All the clues in this post refer to one Ya’lla Tours destination: Bahrain, Cuba, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Turkey, or United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Dubai).

We’ll show you images of popular tourist sites in our mystery country, along with descriptions of those sites. Continue reading