Ein-Gev Holiday Resort
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEin-Gev Holiday Resort Jordan Valley
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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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 ...
Today we left early on the bus to visit Masada. We left Jerusalem and drove south along the Dead Sea. Munzer showed us how much the Dead Sea has receded since 1917. There are plans to refill it with water from the Red Sea. Jordan, Israel and the US are paying for this effort.
Our first stop was Masada. We saw a movie about the war between the Roman soldiers and about 900 Jews (120 soldiers, ...
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 ...
... that they might have to go back in to Lebanon to "mow the grass" – reinforcing the deterrence that they established in 2006.
Syria and Lebanon are now both "failed states" with advanced conventional weapons and biological and chemical weapons poised to pass into the hands of jihadists and terrorists armies. Israel will need all the support it can get in allowing her to defend her interests as things go into meltdown.
... palace, bathhouse and cisterns that were refilled by rainwater.
Herod the Great built palaces for himself on the mountain and fortified Masada between 37 and 31 BC. According to the historian Josephus, Roman troops conducted a siege of Masada for three years towards the end of the First Jewish-Roman War. The siege ended in the mass suicide of the 960 Jewish rebels and their families holed up in Masada.
We take the cable car up to the ...