About bontaks

Nic is the the 'Bon' part of 'Bontaks.' Together we are Nic and John - two travel-addicted teachers who enjoy every opportunity to go places, meet people and experience life.

Jerusalem (Part 3) – Yad Vashem, Machane Yehuda Markets & Machneyuda

To make for an easier border crossing back into Jordan, we investigated the early payment of our departure tax this morning. This was recommended online as a streamlining process for Continue Reading →

Jerusalem (Part 2) – Old City

What a cold and miserable start to the day. Our guide and driver, Jiries, was waiting for us when we left the hotel this morning, and we were very grateful Continue Reading →

Jerusalem (Part 1) – Bethlehem and Israel Museum

Our first day exploring Jerusalem began with our guide and driver, Jiries, collecting us at 9:30am, and we headed to Bethlehem via the settlements. This country and the situation is Continue Reading →

Jordan to Israel – Border Crossing, Masada, Qumran

Our hotel in Madaba (Mosaic City Hotel) arranged a driver to take us to the King Hussein/Allenby Bridge Crossing between Jordan and Israel. His name was Jehad, and I nearly Continue Reading →