Daniel Dead Sea Hotel
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... stirred by the heroics of the last stand at Masada, our guide revealed that there is serious debate by scholars, both Israeli and non-Israeli, that Masada ever happened! There is no mention of it other than in a history of the Jews written by a Roman Jew, Flavius. It is out of the Roman character not to celebrate great victories, especially one which was meant to demonstrate to the other nearby areas under Roman domination ...
... We had bumped into the Finkelmans' neighbours at the tourist Centre earlier who told us where they had just been cherry picking (near Mt Bental). It was by one of the Druze villages near the Syrian border. The next hour or so was spent picking (and eating) 3 kgs of cherries between the 4 of us!
As Karen Pittman's kibbutz (Senir) wasn't too far away from here, we thought we would pay it a visit and take some photos to help ...
... the shorter of the two walks, is to David's Waterfall. The other, along the Nahal Arugot, leads to the Hidden Waterfall after about an hour's walking. We decided to take the latter for a more peaceful experience and, it is true, that during the whole walk we encountered not more than half a dozen other tourists. However, we also shared the walk with at least five school groups, all of them protected by a well-armed but casually dressed, young, security ...
... with a roof but no sides. Under the tent was a long bar, behind which were some refrigerators and sinks. In front of the bar the dirt floor was mostly covered by dusty rugs. Scattered around were dilapidated sofas and overstuffed arm chairs with low tables across from them. A few people sat in the sofas, drinking beer, playing board games, or drawing with their children.
I walked up to the bar and asked for a beer. The bartender was a man ...
... and guard towers.
All of the Israeli hotels on the Dead Sea are located within five minutes of each other, on a spit of land called Ein Boqeq, about an hour and a half southeast of Jerusalem. Jerusalem is pretty high up, with a fair amount of evergreen vegetation around. As you descend to the east and pass out of Jerusalem you are descending into the same Rift Valley that runs all the way south into eastern Africa – the one ...