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The JPost Podcast - Travel Edition

  • Rebooting Israeli Tourism Plus India and Azerbaijan

    15 MAY 2024 · The Jerusalem Post Podcast - Travel Edition, Episode 81 Some people in the Israeli tourism sector are really angry with Tourism Minister Haim Katz. Mark and David found out why at this year's International Mediterranean Tourism Market (IMTM) in Tel Aviv,  In this episode you'll also hear from the tourism chief in Azerbaijan and Air India's new man in Israel.
    26m 58s
  • Surprising Batumi, on Georgia's Black Sea Coast

    30 APR 2024 · The Jerusalem Post Podcast - Travel Edition, Episode 80 Some people just go to a seaside destination and stay in the hotel - the pools, restaurants and glitzy casino. Batumi in Georgia can be just that. But it's a whole lot more once you head out of the lobby's revolving door. Mark and David discover a small but thriving Jewish community, traditional music, great food and a whole lot more.  Mark and David were guests of https://visitbatumi.com/en/explore/batumi.
    45m 57s
  • Fine wines in Jerusalem's Judean Hills

    15 APR 2024 · The Jerusalem Post Podcast - Travel Edition, Episode 79 Mark and David visit two of the many wineries in the hills to the west of Jerusalem. They meet the founder and winemaker of Domaine Du Castel before heading for the vineyards of Nevo Winery.  Along the way, they hear the unusual stories of the founders of both wineries, visit the bottling rooms and cellars and drink way too much wine in the great visitor centers.
    51m 35s
  • The best of London with British Airways

    1 APR 2024 · The Jerusalem Post Podcast - Travel Edition, Episode 78 Today, April 1st marks the return of British Airways flights to London. Mark & David took a trip to London with British Airways to stock up on tea bags and find out more about the airline, its history and about the best city in the world. (Mark & David were born there – enough said!) This time: - Saying hi from the All New Club Suite - A royal ride on the Elizabeth Line - Flying back in time at The Speedbird Centre - The only Israeli Tour Guide from his English village - A British Classic Explained - From Hebrew Class to First Class - Lounging around with Concorde This episode was created prior to October 7, 2023. Flight times and aircraft may differ. Club Suites are available on more than 60% of British Airways' long-haul routes from LHR, including 10 of 26 direct US routes.
    1h 35s
  • What's Jewish at the Edinburgh Fringe and Bardados' Sandy Synagogue

    18 MAR 2024 · The Jerusalem Post Podcast - Travel Edition, Episode 77 Mark abandons David and heads to Edinburgh for its world famous fringe festival. The pair reunite to learn all about the Jewish history of Barbados and discover the best things to do, see and eat on the Caribbean island.  This episode was created prior to October 7, 2023.
    37m 8s
  • Cruising Special 2024 - new ports of call in a changing world

    4 MAR 2024 · The Jerusalem Post Podcast - Travel Edition, Episode 76 While cruising from Haifa will be very limited in 2024, there are huge oceans out there waiting to be explored. We bring you all the latest cruising news plus interviews with representatives of MSC, Cunard and Princess. We also learn about Haifa Port's plan to bring back the tourists and finish with a hilarious quickfire conversation with two of the funniest women on the high seas.
    51m 48s
  • Lesser Poland: Where UNESCO mines meet snowballs and Darth Vader

    20 FEB 2024 · The Jerusalem Post Podcast - Travel Edition, Episode 75 Mark and David take you to Małopolska, or Lesser Poland, for a taste of Michelin-rated food, great walks and more than a pinch of salt. Please tell me they are not really literally licking the walls. Oh, and this really is one for Star Wars lovers. This time: - How on earth do you pronounce the letter ł? - "I thought Shaft was a TV show." - Welcome to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site - 130 meters (426 feet) below ground - On to Zakopane and the Subcarpathian Tatra Mountains - Of beautiful wooden homes, a famous cemetery and a long-gone Jewish community - Jack Finch is George Lucas approved - The masseuse with the most - The best restaurant in Poland? Mark and David were guests of the Phttps://www.pot.gov.pl/en and https://wideopen.travel/.
    36m 41s
  • From Rocks to Rocks: Kosher Adventure Travel and a Trip to Antwerp 

    5 FEB 2024 · The Jerusalem Post Podcast - Travel Edition, Episode 74 Gone are the days when kosher travel meant restricted travel. https://www.pjschallenges.com/kosher-trips offers adventures and expeditions to some of the most scenic, remote spots on earth and it's all kosher. And for those seeking an easier paced trip, we'll be hearing about what there is to see, do and eat in the beautiful Belgian city Antwerp.
    33m 33s
  • Krakow - So much more than "just" a UNESCO World Heritage Site

    22 JAN 2024 · The Jerusalem Post Podcast - Travel Edition, Episode 73 The former Polish capital Krakow is one of Europe's most beautiful cities. Aside from the beauty of the protected Old Town, Krakow offers delights for connoisseurs of all art forms - painting, music, modern architecture, Japanese manga and dozens more. Oh, and then there's a fabulous food scene. This time: Polish 101 - Mark and David get tongue-tied Getting the lay of the land Da Vinci and Rembrandt Sustainable modern building alongside a UNESCO World Heritage Site The sounds, smells and tastes of the Christmas market Modern art graces Krakow Wait, it's called Fiorentina but it's not Italian? A cultural mecca Mark and David were guests of the https://www.pot.gov.pl/enand http://wideopen.travel/.
    52m 2s
  • Historic Jewish communities, roots travel, palaces and beach resorts in western Latvia

    8 JAN 2024 · The Jerusalem Post Podcast - Travel Edition, Episode 72. This episode was recorded prior to the events of October 7, 2023. Mark and David travel to the Baltic Sea and Latvia's port city Liepaja to meet members of the Jewish community before heading to a glorious beach town and majestic stately home. This time: - Go West, young men - The Jews of pre-War Liepaja - Personal accounts of Holocaust salvation - Reconstruction of a community - The finery of Rundale Palace - Tragic tales are never far away - the story of Rumbula - The beaches of Jurmala - Taking stock of Latvia of then and today Mark and David were guests of the https://www.liaa.gov.lv/en, https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-riga-ridzene and https://www.airbaltic.com/en-ZZ/index
    48m 3s
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