Travel Blogs from Jericho
... due to flash flooding.
We still managed to get to the beach and do some snorkeling once the sun came out after lunch on the first day and spent a nice day lounging on the beach. We then spent the evening having some drinks with some people we met at the hostel. One of which was a German guy who told us he’d finished his last year of School in Wellington. On further questioning it turned out that ‘Wellington’ was actually the Hutt, and that ...
... We celebrated mass on the Jordan and renewed our baptismal promises. What a very spiritual place amidst the barren land we find a place of refuge and simplicity. A place where the extraordinary comes out of the ordinary. Here we brought all the intentions of our communities and families before our Lord. From there we travel north through Jordan and then west across the Jordan River border into ...
... purposes but still do not view them as friends. After he dropped us close to Jordanian customs, we took another taxi 3JD ($4.5) to the actual customs. There, we were made to wait about a ½ hour then we boarded a bus, for about 13JD ($18), then crossed into Israeli customs.
I was dreading this portion, since I have heard Israeli authorities are ruthless in questioning and may even deny you entry if they see fit. So the backup plan I had was to ...
... so close to the cities and towns.
Jericho is a very interesting place. It is actually in Palestinian controlled territory but is pretty safe. There isn't even a checkpoint to go through and they welcome tourists since they need the money. And do they, it reminded us of some parts of Mexico near Cancun.
We didn't stop in the City but did go to the legendary Spring of Elijah. This is the fabled spring that was salt water but ...
... most important in breaking down barriers. There no problem with the process of peace starting with football, because it has to start somewhere. A month ago, I asked what Rabin’s legacy was and I think I realized what it was. His legacy lives on in everyone who was inspired by him to achieve peace and do things, both large and small to make his dream, that he died for, a reality and that is why I came to Israel.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service