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In the matter of 1 day, we went from remote desert in Jordan, to ancient fortress in Israel.
In between, we saw the Red Sea from a distance (yup, the same one that was separated for Moses), got taxied to the border where we saw Israelis in casual clothes with automatic guns, had security staff joke with us about women PMSing, walked 100m …
... I have been especially moved by seeing olive trees, and how wild olive shoots are grafted into older olive trees by gardeners--so meaningful to me in light of Romans 11. These older, darker gnarled trees have new, light-colored bark trees weaving in from around their trunks melding in with the original branches. Simply amazing to see the Bible truths visually as they truly are instead of in my imagination.
Bet Guvrin also has remains of ...
The pre-dawn hike up Masada was heart pounding climb. Although I was not the first man to the top I reach the top in 35 minutes, and for those reading this post it most likely means nothing. What is of more significance is that Herod the Great's mountain top fortress is one difficult piece of real estate to conquer.
As I basked in the beauty of the desert at dawn, I asked myself what possessed the Roman army to try and take Masada. The Jewish resistance fighters possed ...
... at Ne’ot HaKikar for several years. They are apparently well paid, and are able to send lots of money back home. I wondered why they hire people from half way around the world when there are so many unemployed Palestinians and Jordanians virtually next door. But I didn't ask.
Back at Korin’s we made a spaghetti dinner with Israeli spaghetti from the grocery store plus lots of fresh vegetables, harvested straight from the moshav. ...
... When you are waist deep, you sit down, and as you do so your legs fly out from underneath you, leaving you bobbing like a cork. With my legs tucked under me, the water reached to the middle of my ribcage, but it’s hard to maintain that position. More stable is to sit with head, arms, and legs out of the water; this allows you to paddle awkwardly around. There’s no swimming in this stuff. You also become extremely aware of all ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Masada Hostel Ein Bokek
this hostels is very clean, has hot water to cook tea or coffee. The breakfast is very good. The place is very near to the Masada Fort.
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