What to bring

Here are some small tips about items for your travel in Palestine.

Outlet plug

European plug is commonly used.

Sunglasses

Bring sunglasses as sunshine is very strong especially during summer (it begins around in May).

Because it’s dry and the buildings are painted in white, it’s better to wear sunglasses even you have darker eyes to protect them.

Moist wipes

In Palestine, life water is very limited by Israeli policy. Most of the residences often suffer from the water shortage.

In author’s case, when I stayed at a Palestinian family for two weeks, I couldn’t take shower once every two days. Of course, you can’t wash your hands nor flush a toilet at that time.

In that case, if you have some moist wipes, it can make you refresh.

Normally, hotels secure a water supply (they’d buy water from Israel for customers). So, if you stay at a hotel, it would be okay.

Sandals

Just in order to relax yourselves at a hotel or your homestay place.

Medicine

You can buy medicine at local pharmacies, however, it’d be better bring your daily medicine.

At a local pharmacy, a package of cold medicine (24 tablets, 2 tablets every 4-6 hours) cost 36 NIS in 2012.