Leonardo Hotel Haifa
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Conference facilities
- Swimming pool
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Today we were in Haifa again and went on a tour to the nearby town of Akko (also referred to as Acre). This was a place I really wanted to visit. If you read my earlier blogs, you heard about the Knights of St John in Malta and Rhodes. Well, today, we saw some of the archeological remains of the Knights in Akko. The Knights were in Jerusalem until they were kicked out in 1191. They - and the ...
... Greek Orthodox church and monastery separate from, and older, than Barluzzi’s Franciscan church. There are other points of interest: a church dedicated to St. Joseph, Mary’s husband and truly silent partner (but not, of course, Jesus’ biological father in Christian belief), a lonely, smallish Muslim center called “The White Mosque,” and a curious entity called the Mary of Nazareth International Center which boasts of having a ...
... very Orthodox family was questioning her about why she was wearing a kippah (which we are very used to in Israel). Then they asked her if she was married & Evette said yes & pointed to me. Keep in mind, this conversation was all in Hebrew. The looked at me & said " this? You are married to this?" Then they walked outside & Evette continued speaking with them & told their approx 10 year old boy how handsome he was. ...
... they have to do is ask.
The dorms and sports courts etc are donated buildings and this school was all from Australian supporters. One thing the lady who showed us around said to Naor was it is fantastic to get buildings donated but they struggle with funds for day to day running expenses. It was wonderful to see the work being done. And even Naor was interested to see it because he did not know of the work being done there.
After this ...
... high wire fencing and the locals do shop in the markets with the Arabs. Also in this area there are some significant towns including Bethlehem, Jericho and Hebron. Israelis are not allowed to visit these places.
Leaving the Dead Sea behind we followed the Jordan River which is the border with Jordan. There is a 200 metre stretch of land till the border fence which is constantly patrolled by troops of which we saw one vehicle go by.
At the checkpoint out of ...