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 ...
... up dealing with for most of our stay.
The next day, we rode the cable car up to the very fortress that was what tipped the scales for us in deciding to visit Jordan and Israel. Adrian was particularly impressed with the fact that he was standing right where they filmed the awesome aerial scenes we watched months ago.
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.
... into their desert surroundings.
Masada is at the eastern edge of the Judean Desert. The cliffs on the east side of Masada are an impressive 1,300 feet high. The cliffs to the west are only 300 feet high. The top of the plateau is flat. It measures about 1,800 feet by 900 feet. There was a casement wall around the top of the plateau totaling 4,300 feet long and 12 feet high. There were many towers and the fortress included storehouses, ...