What makes Palestine one of the top ten most exciting travel destinations of 2015
Mmm? That is the first reaction that people have been getting after reading the above headline. Now that we have established that you are as cynical as the rest of us, let's make a believer out of you.
Every country has its difficulties - Palestine more than others - but it also has some good story too. Ever heard of Abraham Path? If you are a member of any of the Abrahamic religions (Islam, Christianity and Judaism), you probably know who Abraham was...he of the unwavering faith and the father of nations.
Now there is a regional hiking trail that crosses Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Israel. The Palestinian section is complete. That is why you need to put Palestine in your travel radar.
The path is the connection between the Middle Eastern communities. It spreads over 4,000 kilometers on what is said to have been where Abraham trekked. The 284 kilometer trail cuts across Palestine, cutting through Jenin, Nablus, rural Palestine, Bethlehem and Hebron.
Actually, you can do additional hiking on the Nativity Trail and cross over to Israel and walk on the 40-mile Jesus Trail.
Among the popular places with travellers, hikers and cyclist include; the 63 mile from Jenin to the Dead Sea, the River Jordan Valley and its Villages, hiking the cliffs at Ramallah, and many more.
So you see, every country has its own good story. If you do not make it to Palestine in 2015, it will not be because there is nothing interesting to do there. Won't you love to see the origins of the Abrahamic religions?