The Olive Branch Hotel
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About 45 mins from Amman is Jerash. First impression is ok great Hadrians arch and you think is that all but wait once you walk into the site some stunning buildings, the amphitheatre terrifying to climb up if you hate heights like me, G only made it half way he gave in to his vertigo but the view was worth it! Plus Zeus temple and the ...
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Our first stop was at Gideon's pool. Walt read from Judges 6. The pool there is the actual confirmed place where the 300 fighting men were chosen (by cupping the water compared to lapping the water) to fight the Midianites. I always pictured a beach-like setting; it's a spring that forms a pool encircled by rocks, not sand in the foothills. We were reminded by Scripture that we may not feel well equipped or ...
Journey in Jordan We bid Israel goodbye, crossed back over the Jordan River and returned to Amman to view the Citadel, ruins of the site where David sent his men to fight the Ammonites, and the valley below it where a Palestinian refugee camp still exists from the 1967 war. We then took the road of the Beka Valley, another refugee camp and site of the Allied ...
... reconstructed. It is where the gladiators jousted and races were held.
We saw the Temple to Zeus.
And the Oval Plaza, ie, the town square.
We walked along the splendid avenues lined with graceful colonnades.
We passed by the Temple to the Water Nymphs.
We saw the Temple to Artemis.
Then we drove another 45 minutes to the Fortress in Ajlun. We passed fertile green hills lined with olive groves. ...
Well my 3 months in Israel is coming to an end. It didn't hit me until yesterday when I started saying bye to people. I have met some great people here and I am going to miss them. I am also going to miss Yar Hashmona and Jerusalem. I enjoyed my time in the restraint and house keeping. I enjoyed traveling around to different sites in Israel. So the other night the volunteers had a bon fire for several people that are leaving. Four of us are leaving this week. It was ...