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Travel Blogs from Ein Bokek
... that are uninhabited for military training.
We visited Beer-sheba after Arad. It is here that Elijah fled when running from Jezebel after the Mount Carmel showdown. It was a long walk! Pretty amazing to comprehend distances between places mentioned in Scripture and trying to understand how difficult it was for people to travel in ancient times. I'm sure none of them were overweight! Exercise by using bus # 11 (legs walking) kept them ...
... was overwhelming as we passed a steady progression of trucks driving downhill.
A few hundred feet above sea level, the vegetation returned, and by the time we reached the town of Karak, 3,500 feet higher, we were back in groves of olive and cypress trees. We were visiting another Crusader castle, perched at the literal tip of a steep hill, around which the bustling town of Karak had grown. I was somewhat surprised to find several tour buses parked ...
... contained Thai packaged foods, so familiar from my year in Chiang Mai. As if by a whirlwind, it felt like I’d been instantly transported from Israel to Thailand! There was fish sauce, rice noodles, shrimp curry paste, pickled chili peppers, cans of rambutans, longans in sugar syrup, and big sacks of jasmine rice. What the heck was going on?
I overcame my normal shyness and asked the cashier why they sold so much Thai food. As if ...
... and a number of giant water cisterns hollowed out of the rock. There are also aqueducts carved into the sides of the mesa in various places to channel rainwater into the cisterns. All in all, it’s a pretty good location if you’re going to spend seven years in one place surrounded by a hostile army. There was enough food and water stored in the place to last more or less indefinitely; the Romans were only able to bring an end to ...
This blog entry I will talk about Chanukah in Israel and the first weekend of my brother Richie's visit to Israel. The Jewish holiday of Chanukah celebrates a time when the ancient Seleucid Empire (Greek) Empire was in charge of Israel and the emperor ordered sacrifices in the Great Temple and banned circumcision. A group of Jewish religious zealots revolved against the Greeks and their edicts. Against all odds they defeated ...
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