Showcasing the things that make Palestine a unique and inspiring destination

Visit a Tahini factory in Nablus

Tahina, Tahini, Tehina... however you write it, this creamy and oily sesame paste is the main ingredient in hummus (after chickpeas of course). Nablus is famous for producing top quality tahini, and if you are in the old city it is definitely worth it to try to get a tour of one of the factories. We visited the Alul Tahina factory, which is just by the main roundabout at the start of the old city, but definitely worth asking locals for directions! Now largely modernised, the

Wander the souq in Nablus's old town - known as "Little Damascus"

Forget Jerusalem's old town - if you want to shop in a real market without tourist items, head to Nablus, where what you see on display is what people living there want to buy! Get lost in the market, discover interesting things and meet lovely people. You may also discover bullet holes and destroyed buildings. This is the result of the Israeli military operations in Nablus during the second Intifada in 2002. More info on Nablus: UNESCO application for the Old Town #365days #