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... dig, we met in our track programs to discuss the Jewish value of feeding the hungry and learn about photographing colors from the roof of our hotel.
At night, we went back to the Old City to enjoy the Jerusalem Light Festival - the ancient city was covered with beautiful displays, and we all enjoyed seeing the Old City in a new "light".
On Friday, we started the day early and made our ...
In addition to being windproof, our tent was also exceedingly dark. Before the sun rose, I heard what sounded like a persistent hum. While it sounded like rain, I was convinced it couldn't be, given where we were. I went out to the necessary a little after 7:00am, and while the sun was now up, I could clearly see in the sand the distinct impressions of rain drops. I later confirmed that there had indeed been rain showers earlier that morning. While there ...
... which leads to the Allenby (King Hussein) linking Jordan and Israel. Despite the peace treaty, you cannot drive across this bridge, and any tourists have to cross at a bridge much farther north or all the way south, along the Red Sea in Eilat.
I was surprised to begin seeing some billboards along the highway, advertising a slew of resorts which have been -- and continue to be built -- along the Dead Sea, catering ...
... do not, however, honk in frustration. Rather, they use the horn to announce they are there. While most roads have traffic lines, they are universally ignored, so people will use their horns routinely when passing, to let you know that they're there -- on both the right or left side. They also do it when they decide to drive against traffic in your lane -- this happens a bit too often. This incident with the police was just ...
... so we were sure to avoid checkpoints. The route was breath-taking; Jordean desert to our right and the Dead Sea to our left. We dropped our backpacks at the Kibbutz Hotel in Ein Gedi and changed into flip flops as the temperature had definitely gone up since leaving Jerusalem. Driving past mountainous rock faces and kicking up sand with our wheels we reached Masada. These ruins were built high up on a remote mesa in the desert, the settlement was built by ...
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