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With our team of travel-obsessed explorers, we take pride in sharing our adventures with you. As many clients return to us for advice with further trips once they have travelled Israel and Jordan with us, we are happy to share our knowledge of other destinations which often offer cultural or historic synergies with touring you will have done with us here in the Middle East and North Africa. Here you can read about some of our recent cultural encounters, newly tested tours, just discovered restaurants, and hotel openings - all part of a regular day at the office here at Pomegranate! We hope some of this inspires you to join the adventure with us.

  • Jun 12, 2024

    Egypt's Jewish Heritage

    Jewish Egypt is not a side visit, it is an entire lost world whose rediscovery is a profound journey.  According to legend, when the messiah comes to raise the dead, the first priority will be with those at Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives.  The second to rise will be those at the 1200 year old Bassatine cemetery of Cairo, ten thousand […]

  • May 04, 2023

    What are the protests in Israel (really) about? What is the 'freedom' takeaway?

    It is two days before Passover, the Jewish celebration of freedom, and I am moved to write about the current demonstrations for freedom taking place in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and wider Israel, and inside Israel’s most important institutions, the Knesset (parliament), the IDF (army), the Histadrut (trade union association), and the Universities. Pomegranate is not […]

  • Feb 23, 2023

    Hotel Review: Four Seasons Sharm El Sheik

    Sharm el Sheik is not a value add location. As someone obsessed with cultural touring, purpose created tourist beach towns are not usually top of my list. But – and here’s a big but – every now and again even I need a place where I can stare out at the sea and exist in a fantasy paradiscial […]

  • Nov 30, 2022

    New Year: New Action

    Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is upon us again. At the end of a long period of reflection, now is the time to act. In 2022 it might seem more than a little archaic to blow a ram’s horn – otherwise known as a Shofar – to trumpet the new year.  Yet this loud and proud […]

  • Nov 29, 2022

    CAIRO CONFIDENTIAL

      Hot off the press from our latest Cairo report. Socially Engaged Photography – Artisans of Mother of Pearl 4x 4 Jeeps – Sand Dunes Prehistoric Whales with Hands – Wilderness BBQs Inspirational Women – Village sustaining Pottery   The new Pomegranate Art & Artisans of Cairo tour:  This is an engaging and out of […]

  • Jun 09, 2022

    Where to Chill Post Tour

    Touring the Middle East is fascinating and intense and at the end of your tour you may well find your head whirling with questions and images – we highly recommend taking a few days to absorb and reflect on the wonders you will have seen!  Here are some of our top tips for well deserved […]

  • Dec 19, 2021

    Six Senses Negev Review

    We were invited to the new Six Senses Shaharut in the Negev and it lived up to our expectation – and more.  The serenity and beauty of the desert during the day is magnificent, while the star-studded desert night sky is, literally, awesome. We were particularly impressed by the architecture and decor of the hotel […]

  • Nov 22, 2020

    Gluten Free Israel

    Here at Pomegranate, for better or worse, we have a wealth of knowledge about living and travelling Israel gluten free.  Not just one, but two of our longest standing office team, have children who are celiac, so at least a couple of us live the reality of Gluten Free Israel on a daily basis.  The good news is that with just a little bit of knowledge, Israel is fairly easy to travel gluten free.  And combined with our complimentary concierge service for all Pomegranate clients, it's a doddle!

  • Oct 20, 2020

    Epic Greece

    Over the years many of our return clients have asked us about travel to nearby Greece. Like Israel it is rich in ancient history, blessed with impressive landscapes, and has an exciting Mediterranean culinary scene. Greece is also home to important Jewish history, and offers outstanding family resorts.

  • Sep 22, 2020

    New Year Ponderings

    Here in Israel, we celebrate Rosh HaShana, the Jewish New Year.  As the annual holiday cycle continues its course, oblivious to our changed circumstances, we feel how everything is different.  And yet the traditional themes of soul searching and scrutiny endure and are arguably more available to us this year than ever. Seasonal Questions Rabbi […]

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