Ein-Gev Holiday Resort
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Yesterday we arrived in Israel around 2pm. The reunion with the rest of the gang was exactly what I expected, fantastic. We headed over to the rental car place and we were on our way to a market in Jerusalem before the Sabbath began to grab a bite to eat and a few small things we were missing. Wine being one of them. Driving was interesting. The roads look just like North American highways. But the landscape did not. I was surprised to see so many pine trees in the middle of the desert ...
... a monastery on top of the hill now, though it was closed to the public when we were there. We walked around the outside of the compound and took in the views.
The weather was simply gorgeous, warm and pleasant, sunny, with a slight breeze. Just a wonderful day to be exploring outside.
We drove to the lakefront at the foot of the hill to the church that houses the rock where Jesus (allegedly) divided the loaves and fishes to feed ...
Today we left Jerusalem early for a trip through the desert to Qumran before the heat of the desert could catch up with us. Qumran is a ruin from the days of the Second Temple on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. It became famous in 1947 when a number of ancient manuscripts were found in nearby caves. These manuscripts are now known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. Since the site of Qumran ruins is very close to the Dead Sea, and the Dead Sea is 400 meters (1300 ft) below sea level, we had ...
... It gave our guide time to discuss what we were seeing looking out at the Dead Sea and what we were seeing at Masada itself. Very cool to hear all about what life was like there while watching the sun come up behind the Dead Sea. After some walking around, led of course by our tour guide, we sat down for a brief discussion about what happened at Masada. That instead of facing the Romans and fighting them, the citizens agreed as a community to take their ...
... years. In 73 CE, the Romans marched against Masada that included thousands of Jewish prisoners-of-war. They constructed a rampart, and in the year 74 CE, they moved a battering ram and breached the wall of the fortress.
Falvius recounts the tragic story told him by two ...
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I'm going to skip all the enthusing, which would be appropriate, and just say that this place is awesome. Excellent food, surreal location, good facilities, free wi-fi, professional staff. Yep.
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