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Nazareth - Israel’s largest Arab city - rests atop, between and around five round hills that form the end of the Galilee Mountains presiding over the Jezreel Valley below. Outside the country, it is probably most well known as being the childhood home of Jesus and a site for pilgrims over the last two thousand years. Religious and historic sites centre around the Old City in the heart of Nazareth, where preconceived images of quaint cobbled stone alleys and bustling markets are fully realised. Outside the Old City however, Nazareth is a hectic, modern and vibrant Arab city where the aromas of strong coffee, spices and sweets drift along the streets, where women sport traditional Jalabeye coats, and where the loud chatter and the sounds of car horns dull only marginally at prayer times. With a population of 60,000 60% of whom are Muslim there is an undeniable and refreshing feel of unity, where two major religions are co-existing in relative success. Incomparably to many other Arab Israelis and certainly Palestinians living in the West Bank, the people of Nazareth are content with their situation, where Arab life and culture most certainly prevail. Modest dress is highly recommended - particularly for women - both in the Old City and outside.