Remember what I wrote in my Budapest post about doing a DIY day tour or a group tour? Remember what my conclusion was? No? OK, let me refresh your memory. I said, “If you’re going on an African safari, or if you’re going to an unstable area, or if you need a sherpa to make sure you don’t die of exposure, a tour might be a good idea.” This week, I realized that I was right! Woohoo! As first-time visitors to Israel, with its political tensions, we knew we’d need help.