The Olive Branch Hotel
Travel Blogs from Jerash
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. ...
Known as the "Pompeii of Asia", the ruins of the Roman city at Jerash are the most intact I've seen anywhere so far. Butting up against the edge of the modern day city, the site includes a forum, 2 amphitheatres, an obvious "Cardo Maxiums" (main north/south artery) with perfectly aligned columns, temples to Zeus and Artemis, a cathedral and a Nymphaeum (fountain), among other structures, mostly from around the 1st century AD. It wasn't much of a stretch ...
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 ...
... increase with each minute. So, with water, cameras, and hats (or in my case a t-shirt to cover my head/neck) in hand we began the steep ascent to the top of Masada. We went up the Roman Ramp side of the hill and it was quite the incline. We were all ready to sit for a while by the time we made it to what felt like the summit of a mountain. It was perfect timing though, the sun was not yet up and it was just starting to get light out before the ...
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