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Travel Blogs from Acre
... a dip in a 500 year old mikvah located nearby. Following the mikvah programs, we enjoyed lunch and shopping time in the galleries and stores of Tzfat. Next, we checked into the hotel to rest and prepare for Shabbat!
Friday evening we met in our small "family groups," which each consist of five teens and one staff member, to plan one segment of our Shabbat experience. Yarden's group organized the first part of our Shabbat, which included teens ...
Views of the valley from the Carmelite monastery were spectacular but very hazy. We suspect that the sand that blows in from the desert makes everything dusty.
Then it was a drive up to the Lebanese border to Rosh Hanikra (Head of the Grotto) where we took a cable car down the cliffside to the chalky limestone grottos below. What a spectacular sight! It reminded me of the blue grotto in Capri except we weren't in boats.
The ancient port of ...
since there's really not much to do in haifa outside of marveling at the views, we took the opportunity for a day trip to akko, also known as akka in Arabic or acre in English. the bus is a local bus that takes about 2 hours for the 23 km trip, and the train is a 30 minute walk from the station to the old town, so we went by taxi. the hotel said it would cost 200 NIS, ...
... outside of Nahariya, which offered a wonderful israeli breakfast. Too bad they did not give me good directions. We got there fine, but drove around and around inside, and no one could direct us to the the guest house. So, we went to plan B, and headed into Nahariya and went for brunch at Penguin restaurant. It has been there on the main drag since 1940. Annette remembers going there 40 years ago, and they had the best ...
... the Lord's supper by intinction. Sharing with my friend Marlow was very special.
After that we went to the Golan Heights and saw another spectacular view. On the way we saw our first indication of tension in this area. We saw a fence with warning signs of land minds.
Our last stop was for Baptism in the Jordan River. I can't even express with words how emotional that was. Jane, Marlow and I were baptized one after another. Awesome! What a ...
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