Sea of Galilee

Trip Start Jan 03, 2006
Trip End Ongoing

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Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Me and Jennifer were both making our way down South, so we both packed our bags to set off to Tiberius. Between Safat (1000m up) and Tiberius (200 UNDER sea level) there are a lot of holy places. We first got to the Mount of the Beatitudes, where Jesus did his most famous sermon on the mountain. We got there in between opening hours, so we decided to climb over the fence to sit and look over the sea of Galilee down below. We talked for about 2 hours on all the beliefs we had encountered lately, pretty good place for it! :) The church there was quite impressive, very powerful place, hard to explain why... :)

From there we hiked about a kilometer down through some banana fields to climb under a fence towards the church for the muliplication of bread and fish (anybody remembering the story where Jesus fed 5000 people with 5 breads and 2 fish?)... there you go! :) it's cool to think that it was right around there where jesus performed almost all his miracles (healed the sick, walked over the water of the Sea of Galilee...) - From there we decided to hitchhike, Jennifer put her finger out and literally within 5 seconds a car stopped with screeching tires. The man was in a hurry to go to Tiberius, so we FLEW over the road. Perfect timing! :)

In Tiberius we got a hostel with a TV, we chilled for a while watching some MTV. So funny to see the 'Dismissed' programs and 50 cent video clips after such a day. Hate it or Love it! ;)

On the Mount of the Beatitudes (ps: Mike; we used your 'verrekijker'! ;x)

Dead end on the other side of the Banana fields ;)

Ah! Forgot to say. Tiberius is well known for its 'St Peters Fish'. The Sea of Galilee (okay, it's actually the size of a small lake, but they call it a sea) is packed with these fish and these were the kind of fish Jesus and the 12 apostels ate. In other words; we had to eat one. Considering that the price of 1 fish is about the same amount of 8 falafel and/or shawarma sandwitch. There was only 1 thing left to do: "buy a shawarma, take it to the restaurant and share one fish amongst two travellers". Works like a charm! ;)

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