Travel Blogs from Masada, Israel

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Herod's fortress, Masada, Israel travel blog

Herod's fortress

A travel blog entry by eric

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... scattered.  After the Romans, other empires controlled the region.  But Jews today still have a strong connection to Masada. I think more than religion holds Jews together.  Ethnicity and nationalism are strong here too.   They seem ...

End of Days, masada, Israel travel blog

End of Days

A travel blog entry by ndsquirrel

... . Before taking us home, Aaron had one more thing to show us. At first I thought it was the barbed wire fenced border between Israel and Jordan. No, he took the jeep off-roading near the border...please, God I hope there are no mines. Aaron wanted to show ...

Finally I can float!, Masada/Ein Gedi/Dead Sea, Israel travel blog

Finally I can float!

A travel blog entry by papayaprincess

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... of Civilization) From there, despite the terrifying driving skills of our guide, we made it in one piece to the next destination, Masada, where Sam and I splashed out ( 57 Shekel each...god bless the visa card) for a cable car both ways, up to a ...

Amazing amazing!!, Masada, Israel travel blog

Amazing amazing!!

A travel blog entry by betsahoy

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... came from Capetown and some from Johannesburg. We were also attending our brother in law's 60th birthday in Alfei Mesashe. The day of 'Masada' was a hot day, no may I say a HOT day!   So excited! Our visit to Masada was to be as ...

The lowest point on earth is salty! :), Dead Sea and Masada, Israel travel blog

The lowest point on earth is salty! :)

A travel blog entry by rutgervd

... alive soul up there anymore... We hiked down and just caught the bus in Eilat in time, busy little day :) Masada: Harod's palace had quite the view :) Jennifer thinking whether to call my straight with her one pair. In ...

Remember the Alamo, Masada, Israel travel blog

Remember the Alamo

A travel blog entry by doodlebugs

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... Israel Defense Force (IDF). Their tale reminded us of the Alamo in Texas - only much more dramatic. The fortress of Masada is located on a mountaintop overlooking the Dead Sea surrounded by desert. It makes a fantastic hike if you are so inclined ...

Masada, Dead Sea, Mega Event, Masada, Israel travel blog

Masada, Dead Sea, Mega Event

A travel blog entry by davidaf

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-Woke up at 4am.  Not pleasant. Had crackers and tea and headed to Mount Masada (where Jewish "Zealots" in the first century CE killed themselves rather than surrendering themselves to an overwhelming roman force.  It was beautiful, especially ...

Israel the holy land, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Old Jaffa, Masada, Dead Sea, Israel travel blog

Israel the holy land

A travel blog entry by alexapril604

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... , Alex and I have just returned from 31 days around the world for the holidays and some stops at Motorola Plants for Alex. Israel was our first destination. We arrived in Tel Aviv late on Monday Dec 12 and checked in to the Sheraton on the Beach. ...

Jun 09, 2010, Masada, Israel travel blog

Jun 09, 2010

A travel blog entry by jaredandlucas

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Resistance from on High, Masada, Israel travel blog

Resistance from on High

A travel blog entry by roughroadpilgri

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... As I basked in the beauty of the desert at dawn, I asked myself what possessed the Roman army to try and take Masada. The Jewish resistance fighters possed no real military threat to Roman, they were completely cut off. Jerusalem had been laid waste in ...

Desert driving, Masada, Israel travel blog

Desert driving

A travel blog entry by patandsue

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... bed. It seems surreal to see all these tropical fish free range in the ocean without having to dive. Then off to Masada about 3 hours drive on good roads with good drivers. Real desert countryside, at times no plants and definitely no animals, ...

Waking up at the butt crack of dawn.. To a Concert, Masada, Israel travel blog

Waking up at the butt crack of dawn.. To a Concert

A travel blog entry by toddhorwath

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... riding camels and smoking hookah the night before, to a cheerful and dark morning- at 4 am.... After a short bus trip to Masada, Overlooking the dead sea, we started our climb in hopes of catching the sunrise atop the mountain. We suceeded, but the ...

Lowest point on earth, Masada, Israel travel blog

Lowest point on earth

A travel blog entry by timbfisher

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Today we took a tour to masada and the dead sea. Masada is this giant fortress in the desert mountains king Herod the paranoid built The shores of the dead sea, which is actually a lake, are the lowest land points on earth, around 400 meters below sea ...

Masada, Hiking Masada, Israel travel blog

Masada

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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Today we got to sleep in late....NOT!!! Our counselors woke us up at 3AM after only 3 hours of sleep.  We left for Masada.  We arrived just after 4AM and began to hike up Masada.  For some reason I had a lot of energy and it wasn't too ...

Call me bob, Masada, Israel travel blog

Call me bob

A travel blog entry by israel2011

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We travel with Jeff Abel, our Israel tour guide, for the first time today. From Eilat we move north through desert terrain towards the Dead Sea. The holiday atmosphere and easy seaside lifestyle of Eilat is soon left behind as we again experience the ...

Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death, Masada, Israel travel blog

Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death

A travel blog entry by trockie

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... was either the Mar Saba Monastery or St. George, I can't recall which, but it is very remote.  The terrain in Israel is largely desert and therefore very arid & dusty.  When driving through the country, nearly everywhere you look it is ...

Sunrise at Masada, Masada, Israel travel blog

Sunrise at Masada

A travel blog entry by sarichka10

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... revolt. In 66 CE, at the beginning of the First Jewish-Roman War against the Roman Empire, a group of Judaic rebels took Masada from the Romans stationed there. In 72, the Roman governor marched against Masada and laid siege to the fortress. After failed ...

Final Stand, Masada, Israel travel blog

Final Stand

A travel blog entry by hodge

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... with massive horns, started filming them but they soon ran away. A bit fat yummy lunch in my hostel, which are pretty good in Israel, although very quite outside the big cities, probably due to the time of year. A quick sleep and I waited for a couple ...

Day 8 - Masada (Herod's Fortress), Masada, Israel travel blog

Day 8 - Masada (Herod's Fortress)

A travel blog entry by michaelsotosr

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Narrative ...

The Desert Fortress sits 3,937 feet above terrain, Masada, Israel travel blog

The Desert Fortress sits 3,937 feet above terrain

A travel blog entry by c.i.222

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... in 1842, but it took until 1963-65 with volunteers from Israel and from around the world who did intensive excavations. Masada symbolizes the determination of the Jewish people to be free in its own land.         ...

Never again. Floating and mudding in the Dead Sea, Masada, Israel travel blog

Never again. Floating and mudding in the Dead Sea

A travel blog entry by lynandsteve

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... history-ed out! But Qumran and Masada were both incredibly impressive. Qumran, where they found the Dead Sea scrolls, and Masada, another of Herod's amazing buildings. But more notable because of the group of Jews that made a final stand here against the ...

Walking in Jesus' steps..it doesn't end at Calvary, Masada, Israel travel blog

Walking in Jesus' steps..it doesn't end at Calvary

A travel blog entry by benjudyschaper

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... but places that help to better understand both the Jewish culture and humanity's continuous struggle for freedom from oppression. Masada was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001. Its inscription on this prestigious list epitomizes its ...

Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran, Dead Sea, Jericho, Masada, Israel travel blog

Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran, Dead Sea, Jericho

A travel blog entry by finnegan

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... the Dead Sea had been.  It continues to recede three feet per year as it is used for local irrigation.  We saw Masada which rises 1,440 feet above the western shore of the Dead Sea.  Masada itself is 100 feet above sea level.  ...

Masada - the Zealot's Last Stand, Masada, Israel travel blog

Masada - the Zealot's Last Stand

A travel blog entry by onedude

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Day tour of Masada, Qumran, the Dead Sea and Jericho. One big day. An epic ...

MASADA, The Dead Sea and Shabbot,   Masada Israel, Israel travel blog

MASADA, The Dead Sea and Shabbot

A travel blog entry by msdebbyleigh

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 This was my favorite day by far!  Climbing the  Masada broke you, empowered you, connected you with other --- with the history--- the dead sea, challenged you---and for some relaxed you ---- Yad Vashem ( holocaust Memorial) burdened you ...

Feb 02, 2014, Masada, Israel travel blog

Feb 02, 2014

A travel blog entry by nichita

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Masada, Masada, Israel travel blog

Masada

A travel blog entry by petora.n

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Galilee including Golan Heights and Katzrin, Kinneret, Israel travel blog

Galilee including Golan Heights and Katzrin

A travel blog entry by jim.diane

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... "green line" the fertile area in Israel versus the arid section of Syria.  Could also see Mt. Hermon, the highest peak in Israel (also borders Syria and Lebanon).  As the crow flies, Damascus was only 35 miles away.  When we got back from ...

To the Galilee via Akko & Safed, Kinneret, Israel travel blog

To the Galilee via Akko & Safed

A travel blog entry by jim.diane

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After our typical Israeli breakfast, we left the hotel at 9 AM and toured the lower part of the Baha'i Gardens. Next we went to the Haifa University and visited the Hecht (archaeological) Museum and art gallery.  Since our guide is an archaeologist ...

Isreal - 6 weeks, Tel Aviv,Jerusalem, Caeserae, Haifa, Acre,RoshHanikra,Masada, Israel travel blog

Isreal - 6 weeks

A travel blog entry by danskgirl

Based Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Caeserae, Haifa, Acre, Rosh Hanikra, Lebanese border, Masada/Dead Sea 30th bday ...

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