May 1, 2011
The weather in the Holyland is one of the first questions people ask us. April and May range from 21 to 27 degrees celcius. It’s almost the same as in the Philippines but drier. Knowing this, here are our tips for those heading out to the Holyland next month.
- Take cotton tops so that your skin can breathe. If you do decide to bring tanktops, make sure you bring a light jacket to cover yourself up when entering a church or the Wailing Wall. Shorts and mini skirts are not acceptable attire when entering places of worship.
- Leave the leggings and jeans. Cargo pants, loose pants or below the knee skirts are comfortable. I was thinking of long skirts but you might trip over when going up or down flights of stairs. I made the mistake of bringing both. The jeans were just too warm to wear and that was such a precious waste of luggage space!
- Bring your favorite walking shoes. If you’re thinking of buying, do it now! Never wear new shoes on the day of departure. You’ll have to get used to the new footwear weeks before.
- Your skin gets drier so remember to hydrate with the use of a good moisturizer. If you tan easily, bring along your sun protection, hat and umbrella for shade.
- Drink lots of water. This will help cool you down and keep your skin hydrated.
Note to self: No jeans and leggings. Hmmm, and bring less underwear…
After May, the weather in the Holyland gets warmer, so we normally do not recommend a trip out there during the months of June to August.
MBM Classic Travel departs for the Holyland on May 28 — In the Footsteps of the Virgin Mary. The weather in the Holyland will start getting warmer by June.