Brisbane AirportDecember 28, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C
Finally, our last flight. Nearly home!
Christmas Day was a little different this year. We spent it in Tel Aviv who don’t recognise Christmas as a holiday so it was just a normal work day for them. The Tel Aviv beach was absolutely beautiful. People were everywhere using the beach to throw frisbees, play some weird squash like game and walking their dogs. We even got our feet wet in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a cool place that feels a lot like the Gold Coast.Read more
We stayed here for two nights. It was fun exploring Amman and seeing the culture of the place. We went and visited Rainbow Street which is their dining and shopping street although most places were closed. We also went and found Zalatimo’s which is an arabic sweet shop.
Our second stop on the way to Amman was Mount Nebo. This is where Moses stood and viewed the promise land where his people would go and live. He was not allowed to go though because he had disobeyed what god told him to do so his punishment was not being able to go to the promise land. It is believed he was buried on Mount Nebo but then aren’t sure where. The church is owned by the Fransican Order and has been revamped to show off the beautiful mosaics.Read more
Today our first stop on the way to Amman was the real baptism site of Jesus. This site has had visits by all three of the recent popes and they have declared that it the true site of Jesus’ baptism. It was special to come here because I was lucky enough to be baptised on the Israeli side so being able to relive that here was fantastic. On this site there is 5 churches all of a different faith.Read more
We have arrived at our hotel for the next two nights. It’s called the Dead Sea Holiday Inn and it’s 5 Star. We went and did what everyone does in this part mudded up and floated in the Dead Sea. It was an amazing feeling because you couldn’t sink. The Dead Sea is 33% salt which is 10 times saltier then all of the oceans.Read more
Today the first place we stopped on our way to the Dead Sea was Madaba. It is home to the oldest mosaics in the world. We visited St George’s Church which is a Greek Orthodox Church. In this church it has the a mosaic of the Holy Land which is the oldest in the world.