Olympia Tel Aviv Hotel
Travel Blogs from Tel Aviv
... amp; singing…was such a
rejuvenating, spiritual experience for me.
What a way to bring in Shabbat!
dinner all together at the hotel. I
truly enjoy when we all sit down together at the end of our day to share dinner
as a group.
(good-night). Stay tuned for more
... It is in a large fancy building in a large fancy complex and is well-guarded. Even as tourists and not journalists, we were instructed not to take pictures of the buildings behind the tomb building. We were encouraged to take pictures of ourselves with the guards and at the tomb, but most people didn't. You could tell that quite a few of the other tour members were also uncomfortable with visiting the tomb of a known terrorist leader.
We continued through ...
... number of groups allowed in at any one time. Our British Guide, Ann, walked us through the Garden where perhaps Jesus was buried. We saw the Skull Hill that must have been near the crucifixion cite. Ann quoted the Bible for all her references. Jesus was probably not crucified on a hill. Jesus would have only carried the horizontal part of the cross. Jesus MAY have been buried in the cave near this garden, but maybe not. It doesn't matter ...
... slightly more difficult and, in a world where airport security is commonplace, Israel's no longer seems over zealous. Technology has certainly saved passengers' blushes as the old hand search of luggage which incuded dirty washing being strewn over the security desks has been replaced by an electronic scan of the suitcases
Well, after some extensive reading, I started planning the itineraries for our 10 days in Iceland.
As the temperatures are still just a bit over freezing point, this would be another cold trip, but we'll make the most of it by plunging into hot ...