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I had no preconceptions about visiting Israel but was both surprised and humbled by what we saw. The surprising side was that I had no idea how many Arabs actually live there and how mixed up all the various religions are. The humbling side was to visit so many sites of significance to the Christian religion and realize events happened here as written in the Bible and these places are all mixed up with both Jewish and Islamic sites ...
... mother came & planted her chair right next to us & they all continued to speak quite loudly to each other. Susan C. & D.A. joined us on the beach & we sang a few songs together. The family all started shouting "play Adon Olam! Play Adon Olam!" We all started singing it together & in that moment, it did not matter that we were Orthodox & Recons, gay & straight, Israeli & American.
... spent on the beach.
We took the train down to the bus station. Word of warning, the ticket machines only take twenties or smaller. ATMs only give out 100s. People don't like to break 100s so getting a 20 is difficult. We did manage to have one so we could buy our tickets for the 2 stops down the coast. We planned on getting the tickets and then walking the coast back to the hotel. So once we got off, we crossed the road, went through more security ...
Back in the car, we drove another 30 minutes north toward Caesarea. At this point, it’s a national park about ten minutes off the highway, right on the sea, with thousands of years of ruins. The port city had been controlled by the Phoenicians, Romans, the Byzantines, the Crusaders, the Arabs, King Louis IX and and finally ended as a living city after the Mamluk defeated the Crusaders there. Herod the Great built the port and the majority ...