Even though freezing temperatures do not usually reach Jerusalem, the city is hosting its first International Ice Festival through 30 April.
If US hotel rates, airfares and car hire rates drop after you book, several websites, including the just-launched Tingo.com, send you a refund.
Even in a city known for reinvention, it is hard to resist the allure of the past. Experience a bit of sophisticated time travel in many of the city’s haunts.
The World Shakespeare Festival, which runs from April to November 2012, will be the biggest and most varied celebration of the Bard ever attempted.
With an incredible desert landscape, reasonable car-hire charges and unusually easy travel logistics, this southern African country is the perfect place for a self-drive safari.
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Get a photographic take on the Eternal City
No ropes, no shoes and 300m drops
See centuries-old churches carved from cliffs
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