• Koula, 94.7 presenter and F&HE blogger, is loving all things food-related in her travels through Turkey, Greece, Italy and Israel…

    Saturday 8 September

    Feeling rejuvenated but sad to be leaving Rome and lovely Ostia Antica, we made our way back to the airport and returned to Athens late morning. Then killed a few hours at the airport until our flight to Israel.

    Was surprised and impressed at the high level of security at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport. Felt similar to entering the USA, the way we were questioned about where we would be staying and what we would be doing there. But I’d much rather have that than a country careless about who enters its borders.

    Arrived in Israel shortly after midnight so the roads were quiet but our new tour guide was still on form, describing the delicate situation between Israel and Palestine. Think we’re in for a fascinating day tomorrow.