Givat HaTitora has been used continuously for 6000 years. Starting from the Chalcolithic period, and continued in the Bronze, Iron, Persian, Hellenistic (including the Hasmonean), Roman, Byzantine, Early Islamic, Crusader, Ayyubid, Mamluk and Ottoman periods.
We went searching for an Air Force Memorial Airplane in the Forest and we found a beautiful picnic area and an extreme mountain biking trail!
Over the last year, I have explored these off-the-beaten-track areas. Some of my favorite areas to explore are around the centrally located Modiin. I have created an ever-growing video playlist on YouTube of these adventures so you can watch and plan your adventures in advance.
We explored Tel Ayalon in search of the House of Arches and flew my DJI Mavic Mini in a cave! Along the beautiful hiking trail in Tel Ayalon, there are many species of cacti as well as huge fig trees that are a tree climbers dream.
I took my kids to explore a local Tomb of the Unknown. When I was in elementary school I was obsessed with hieroglyphics, treasure maps, and treasures in ancient Egypt. Being able to pick up the kids from school and take them to explore ancient ruins and an actual tomb is unbelievable!
My children and I explored the Ben Shemen Forest, centrally located between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. This was the perfect way to spend a few hours on a Friday with not a soul in sight. Come explore with us.
I visited the famous Grasshopper park in Modiin, Israel designed by Ruslan Sergeev with amazing shots captured with the DJI MAVIC MINI drone. In his own words, “I try to connect my creatures, with the tradition of the Arts in the Middle East and its reflection in European Art tradition. I want that my environmental sculpture invites observers to take part in the experience, drawing them to touch the sculpture and become part of it.”
You can see more of Ruslan’s creatures here: https://aicf.org/artist/ruslan-sergeev/
I am happy to be able to show you a small piece of the beauty that is Modiin, Israel. Modiin has been coined the “best-planned city in Israel”. One of the reasons is because of the beautiful parks built throughout the city. Here is a small glimpse at the beauty that is Modiin.
The newest children park in the city of Modiin, Israel is called: ‘Wonders of the World Park’ and was designed by a 3rd grader that sent her idea to the mayor. Includes the Pyramids, Great Wall of China, Stonehenge, and Easter Island! If you are looking for a local outing with the kids with plenty of eating options available in the area.
Shot completely on the DJI Mavic Mini
I took my kids to explore the local hills surrounding the city of Modiin. We found old wine presses, caves, all sorts of insects and flowers, porcupine quills, machine gun bullets, and more. Come along for the ride.