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5 Sites from Jesus’ Time by the Sea of Galilee

5 Sites from Jesus’ Time by the Sea of Galilee

The northern shore of the Sea of Galilee contains important sights from Jesus of Nazareth’s life.

Jerusalem- The New ‘In My Mind’ Instagram series

Jerusalem- The New ‘In My Mind’ Instagram series

It’s likely to be over a year before I venture out on any trip more than a short weekend excursion, so I’ve decided to do a weekly series to allow me to travel ‘In My Mind’ while not doing it ‘On My Feet’. I’ll be revisiting some of my past trips by uploading some of […]

The Tombs of the Patriarchs, Hebron

The Tombs of the Patriarchs, Hebron

On my visit to Israel in May of 2010, I was lucky enough to be able to visit the Tombs of the Patriarchs in Hebron, in the occupied West Bank. Due to a  longer than usual period of calm, I was able to go to Hebron (with a knowledgeable guide I hired to drive me). […]

A Float in The Dead Sea

A Float in The Dead Sea

A visit to the Dead Sea is a highlight for many visitors to Israel and Jordan. It is the lowest point on the earth’s land surface, at over 420 meters below sea level. It is one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water, which makes conventional swimming almost impossible.  Due to the it’s salinity, few plants and […]

Israel 2010- Days 23-26- Return to Jerusalem

Israel 2010- Days 23-26- Return to Jerusalem

This article finishes my three week reflection and reposting of articles from my trip to Israel in May of 2010. I’m publishing the last three days together since the article I wrote last year covered all three days in one post. Return to Jerusalem After the two exhilarating day trips to Petra and Mount Sinai […]

Israel 2010- Day 22- Climbing Mount Sinai (Egypt) for Sunrise- part 2

Israel 2010- Day 22- Climbing Mount Sinai (Egypt) for Sunrise- part 2

This is the second half of yesterday’s article on my visit to Mount Sinai. Mount Sinai- Part Two- The Climb Down The Climb up Mount Sinai was an incredible experience. I’d made it with relative ease compared to what I thought the experience would be like. The sunrise itself had been breath-taking. As I stood […]

Israel 2010- Day 21- Climbing Mount Sinai (Egypt) for Sunrise- part 1

Israel 2010- Day 21- Climbing Mount Sinai (Egypt) for Sunrise- part 1

 As with the article on Petra, Jordan, I’m going to publish this one in two parts. I am marking the anniversary of each day by publishing the post from last year’s trip on that day a year later- but this trip covered parts of two days.  Sunrise on Mount Sinai- part one After scrapping my […]

Israel 2010- Day 20- Petra, Jordan (Part Two)

Israel 2010- Day 20- Petra, Jordan (Part Two)

This is the second half of yesterday’s article on my day trip to Petra, Jordan. From the Colosseum, I went past the souvenir shops and climb up the hill to the building known as The Urn Tomb. It was was easy to see the opulence bestowed on this building, even though it was in ruins.Before […]

Israel 2010- Day 19- Petra, Jordan (Part One)

Israel 2010- Day 19- Petra, Jordan (Part One)

I’m reposting the articles I wrote about my trip to Israel last year. This article describes half of my day trip to Jordan- I’ll be posting the second half tomorrow. My visit to Petra was only one day, but I’m posting it over two days because of size and because there would be little to […]

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