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Shortly after 7:00am this morning, the bus wheels started rolling. This time I made sure I left with a Camelbak filled all the way to the top; I didn't plan on running out of water by accident. We drove for about an hour to En Gedi, the #1 fresh water oasis in the Judean Wilderness. On the way there, Bill gave us a lecture on the major events that occurred in the area so that we would have a better understanding of what we were going to see and because ...
... In the year 72, The Romans beseiged Masada & succeeded in reaching the steep fortress after constructing a huge earthern ramp on it's western side. In the year 73, the 960 Jewish zealots living at the top of Masada chose to commit suicide rather than to fall into the hands of the Romans alive.
The remains of the fortress are well preserved & have been reconstructed in ...
Wakie Wakie Chantal its time to get up... Good Morning! It's time to go.
I told Chantal that no matter what Sunday we were going to go out and give her a travel day with no ifs ands or buts. So I dragged her out of bed, through the city onto the light rail train, ran her through the bus station then finally onto a bus. HA!!! Looking at her face of confusion of the fast pace morning in a ...
Day 7: Good Samaritan: Masada; Oasis; Anything But the Dead Sea
On the way to the Dead Sea, which is about an hour and fifteen minutes from Jerusalem, we came up a hill which turned out to be Samaria, the place of the famous parable. I am going to be a Good Samaritan to myself since I just came back from a late night of good conversation and beverages and so I am going to provide some random thoughts:
- The reason ...
... lake in the world. With a 34.2% salinity (for those of you with a scientific bent) it the world's saltiest body of water. King Herod made it one of the world's first health resorts.
Another notable fact is it's size. It is only 31 miles long and 9 miles ...