The Masada Hostel
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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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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 …
... bodies, shaving, clipping, and scrubbing before they enter the holy waters. Jonah provided really interesting discussion for our group, starting with the fact that he was actually born and raised in Boston! He dropped out of UMass after two years and decided to travel the world. He laughed when he told us that his mother told him one thing and one thing only before he left: "Just don't come back religious." He now spends his life praying and cleansing himself at the small temple in ...
... that Israel had erected in disobedience to God's commands for worship; Josiah eventually destroyed this place of worship. We were reminded by Walt that we are to worship God the way he has prescribed; we don't worship Him on our own terms or in our own way. The altar remnant there is amazingly well preserved.
There were many shepherds with their sheep on the hills as we traveled today. Many of them are Muslim Bedoiuns. They live close ...
... you know you can feel damn good and guilt-free about the box of baklava and pound of hummus you inhaled earlier that afternoon.
Our second day in Israel was spent mostly in our little rental car driving from Tel Aviv to Eilat, with a few stops along the way. These stops were mostly so I could take pictures of the much cooler signs than what we have on our highways. My favorites were Beware of Camels Near the Road, Blasting / Firing Zone on Both Sides of the Road ...
... yet, no birds. The highlight of the park is a long wooden walkway across the largest pond. As this was, again, empty, three of us walked quickly to the other side to find some shade. The fourth person, luckily carrying a camera, came more slowly and was rewarded by the sight of a kingfisher calmly sitting on the walkway that we had just been on.
When we left the park, there was a nagging feeling of something lacking, mainly because we had been ...