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Hiking in the Judean Desert
Hi there. Just a couple of things. You might consider moving all that stuff about hiking in the Judean desert to its own article, maybe Hiking in the Judaean Desert, or perhaps merging it wih Hiking and backpacking in Israel. It's really overwhelming the region article with hiking stuff and needs to be moved somewhere else. The other thing is, we do not use <gallery> as a way to fit more pictures in an article, as has currently been done. If possible, please get rid of the gallery tags and right-align your images like we do with all other articles. Also, let me know if I can be of any assistance with anything. Thanks! Texugo (talk) 14:45, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
- Thanks for the comment. The gallery thing is a habit of he:User:ויקיג'אנקי, I'll change it here to conform with your style (which I also prefer). As for the other issue, I guess moving to Hiking in the Judaean Desert is the best solution, and I'll do it soon. Will this page be considered a destination article or a travel topic? Should it be IsPartOf Judaean Desert? If not, how should it be linked back to the region article? Thanks in advance, Tamuz (talk) 15:18, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
- I think it would be a travel topic, not an itinerary, since there would be several itineraries in it. I would definitely link back to the Judaean Desert article from it.
- Actually, the main reason I came to your talk page was to compliment you for this fantastic content! Where to put it is not as important as the fact that you've put it up. Thank you.
- All the best,
Best time to visit Mitzpe Ramon
Hi, Tamuz. I'd like to nominate the Mitzpe Ramon article for an Off the Beaten Path feature, but I'm not sure which months are the best times of the year to visit. What would you suggest? Ikan Kekek (talk) 02:08, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
- The best times are probably spring and fall, so the nearest time is probably October. Does this affect which time the article would be featured? (Assuming that it will be voted for.) In any case, thanks for your continuous assistance with the text :) Tamuz (talk) 12:36, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
- Actually, coming to think of it, the biggest Jewish holidays are on September (Sukkot), November (Hanukka) and April (Passover). During these holidays there'll be some special activities and festivals in Mitzpe; though, on the other hand, the town could be packed with Israeli tourists. I think probably the best times to feature the article would be the beginning of these months, so travelers can choose whether they wish to be there during these holidays or to avoid them. Maybe feature it even a little earlier than that, because I guess it's possible that hotels will be fully booked when the time approaches. Tamuz (talk) 08:39, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
- Have a look at dotm, including the schedule under "Upcoming". Each article runs for a month. When an article is nominated, a certain number of months are given - never, in my experience, parts of months, because of how long the article is run. For example, under "Nominations for Destination of the Month," Stockholm is listed, including the line "Time to feature: June-August." Stockholm is apparently not ideal to visit outside of summer months, but if a few months are all decent times to feature, there's more flexibility in scheduling the article. I could suggest September, November and April, but what about October? Would you suggest September-November and March-April as good times to visit Mitzpe Ramon, or should we stick with September, November and April? Either way is fine with me. Something else to keep in mind, though: If the article is approved for a feature, it might not be until next year, when the Jewish lunar calendar will have shifted somewhat against the solar calendar. So it might be better to think about decent weather than which month the Jewish holidays fall into, since that is subject to change. Ikan Kekek (talk) 09:41, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Shabbat Shalom, Tamuz! Terrific work on the Golan Trail article! While the Mitzpe Ramon article goes through the evaluation process (it's been praised by 3 people so far on Wikivoyage:Destination of the month candidates), I'd like to also nominate that article for Feature travel topic. Which months of the year are best for hiking in the Golan? Ikan Kekek (talk) 12:18, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
- Definitely spring, say March—May. I still need to complete the section Golan Trail#Round trip Ein Shoko spring near Mevo Hamma, though; but I hope to get there in the coming month so I'll be able to report. Tamuz (talk) 14:40, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
thanks for your hiking in Israel article
Shalom, I just completed translating your excellent article about hiking in Israel into german. Our admins did an import so I hope, the whole histo giving you the credits is there. I hope I got it more or less correct, some aspects I have adapted slightly to the needs ofthe german speaking, as we all come from cold countries and adapting to the heat is more an issue then climbing in the Alps... I also have done some minor adaption in medical topics, as e.g. tick borne diseases are completely different here. I did some work on the Israel section in german WV as preparation for our next trip to Israel, when we want to go more hiking, this spring we have been with friends which were not used to long walks. - kind regards from Switzerland Martin - Mboesch (talk) 14:10, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
Best time to visit Ein Gedi
Hi, Tamuz, and good wishes for the upcoming Pesach holiday! You did wonderful work editing and expanding the Ein Gedi article, and I'd like to nominate it for Off the beaten path. I think that all otbp slots for 2015 are already filled, so there's no urgency at all, but what seems to be missing is a climate subsection and chart (I may add one, or if I haven't yet and you feel like doing it, please go for it). I'm guessing that summers are very hot in that oasis. What months would be best to visit? Spring and fall?
All the best,
- I nominated the article for otbp and added climate data, but of course if you have a chance, please comment on the nominating thread. Ikan Kekek (talk) 10:13, 1 April 2015 (UTC)