Savyonei Hagalil Hotel
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... Heights, Mt Benthal over 1100m overlooking the Galilee and then north into Syria. It was very sobering looking down on Syria, some of the towns that had been bombed and being so close to the horrors that usually seem a world away. Wonderful 360 degree views including My Hermon snow capped.
... which is a pretty large city today. We went to a beautiful observation point, which gave us a grand view of the Jezreel Valley from the north. We took the opportunity there to take a group photo. Tonight (and for the next couple of nights) we're staying at the En Gev kibbutz. It's a wonderful facility, with separate modern cabins, a dining hall, and a beachfront on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee, which we've seen only at night so ...
... It wasn't to be; they were prepared to have us use their grounds but we were not permitted to swim. Rodney reckons it was an OHS issue as they didn't have a lifeguard on duty. (That surprised me because I had assumed that OHS wasn't such a big concern here.) Anyway I was happy to sit around and read a book. One of our group is an American called George and is a lovely bloke. I overheard him telling his story the other day but didn't catch it all so I got him to fill ...
... teenagers going on a high school tour. My favorite was the gentleman sitting directly behind E & I, constantly sneezing, coughing & hacking throughout the ENTIRE flight without ever even covering his mouth. Seriously?
So, you know how when you get off the plane & walk towards baggage claim, there are those people holding signs with the names of who they are waiting for? I always ...
... thanksgiving day parade in New York, not everybody gets to dance in the plaza for Lag B'Omer in Meron.
Either way, I enjoyed watching the bonfires blaze, the dancers dance, and listening to the joyous music. It was pretty much impossible not to be uplifted by the energy and happiness that filled the air.
Past the plaza, people had set up a kind of "tent village." There are pilgrims who come well before the holiday to Meron, and they ...