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Haifa

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  • Day5

    Caesarea

    December 10, 2018 in Israel ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Day 3 of my Holy Land Pilgrimage began with a 2 hour bus trip to Caesarea which was run by King Herod back In Jesus’ time. Here I saw some amazing Roman ruins such as an amphitheater, hippodrome (chariot track) and the foundations of King Herod’s Palace. His pool was still able to be seen in the ruins of his palace, as well as the room where they believed he held Peter after he was arrested. After that I went and viewed the ruins of the Roman aqueducts that fed Caesarea it’s water. This place was unbelievable!Read more

  • Day27

    Caesarea Maritima

    June 2, 2015 in Israel ⋅

    Another of Herod's greatest accomplishments. All of the harbor is underwater today, but it wasn't hard to see why Herod would want to build in this spot. A beautiful part of the Mediterranean.

    This is also the place where Paul spent 2 years in prison and where Peter meets Cornelius, the first Gentile convert to the faith.Read more

  • Day5

    Haifa

    December 10, 2018 in Israel ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    For lunch today we stopped in the German District within Haifa (very modern city in Israel). It was a stunning little area which some great architecture. The food was amazing!

  • Day25

    Haifa, Israel

    December 7, 2016 in Israel ⋅

    Israel! - The holy country.. Didn't feel such, but - who cares. It was interesting to be there anyway!

    I had a very nice "kind of a gyros" for lunch.. Afterwards, trolling around town I got a similar feeling like in Southafrica - somehow insecure, but very alive!

  • Day7

    Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa

    October 11, 2018 in Israel ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We travel north along the coast for well over an hour to Haifa, where we go straight to the Stadium. The Sammy Ofer Stadium, also known as Haifa International Stadium is a nice modern 30,000 seat stadium. We lose 2-1, a terrible performance from us.

  • Day15

    Israel

    October 21, 2017 in Israel ⋅

    We awoke to another jam packed day full of activities & places to visit. Our first stop was the ancient port city of Caesarea; the beautiful weather that we have experienced on this trip, has made for fantastic photo opportunities. The history of this once great city was incredible! Next we stopped just up the road to view the ancient aquaducts that brought fresh water to the city; amazing architectural & engineering feats & in a beautiful location along the Mediterranean Sea.
    The next hour was spent taking in the gorgeous views of the Israeli countryside (very similar to Australia) on our way to lunch at the ancient Tel Megiddo aka. Armageddon. Wow! The view was phenomenal! No wonder this was such a strategic stronghold for millennia! We could see the hills of Nazareth, Mount Tabor, Carmel Mountain Range & the Jordan Valley from here.
    After lunch we drove for another hour to Nazareth for a quick photo opportunity from the top of Mount Precipice. Hokey smokes, the view from here was breathtaking - way higher than Megido! We could have spent all day exploring the old city of Nazareth - we will definitely have to come back 😁
    We were back on the bus again for the 45 minute journey to the serene Sea of Galilee where we enjoyed a cruise before checking in to our accommodation for the next three nights - a kibbutz on the edge of the Sea of Galilee (Nof Ginosar). A beautiful, relaxing place to lay our weary heads after a long day of travelling.
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  • Day14

    Israel

    October 20, 2017 in Israel ⋅

    Today we drove north of Tel Aviv to the city of Haifa at the foot of the Carmel Mountains. On the way we stopped at the small village of Zichron Ya'acov where we visited the Aaronsohn Family Home & N.I.L.I. Museum. We learnt all about the sacrifice this family made to provide intelligence to the British forces on Turkish movements from 1915-1917.
    The acronym N.I.L.I. stands for "Netzah Israel Lo leshaker" - "the Eternity of Israel will not lie", taken from 1 Samuel 15:29. It was essentially the first Jewish underground.
    The goals of N.I.L.I. were:
    ▪To assist the British army in winning the war against the Turks by collecting intelligence material
    ▪To support the Jewish community in Eretz Israel who suffered from famine & disease
    ▪To draw the attention of the outside world to the situation in the country
    ▪To further the Zionist dream of a National Homeland
    Due to the assistance of N.I.L.I. spy ring, the British (& allied forces) succeeded in conquering Palestine from the Ottoman Empire, & this accelerated the end of the war in the entire region.
    At the port city of Haifa we stopped for a wreath laying ceremony at a small cemetary where 19 members of the 4th LH Regiment are resting in peace after fighting in the battle of Semakh on 25th September 1915.
    The drive back to Tel Aviv was 1.5 hours on the coast road & many wonderful landmarks were pointed out along the way. Once we arrived back at the hotel we went for a walk along the beach to the old port of Jaffa & explored her hidden pathways & history.
    Another great day done & dusted.
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  • Day4

    Roman Caesarea

    December 16, 2017 in Israel ⋅

    So much to see, and you can wander round freely, imagining you're in your toga. A helpful CGI film at the beginning explained the long history of conquering and destruction which helped us imagine how it might have looked in each period

  • Day4

    But these were the best bits!

    December 16, 2017 in Israel ⋅

    Piles of broken columns, carved lintels and other treasures stored neatly beside 21st century rubbish dump behind the amphitheatre
    And best best of all, they'd left a section undug, so you could see generations of shards and dust and crap that covered (and probably protected) the remains. Well, I might have picked a little one off the ground. And then found hundreds more on the beach nearby, which I'd wondered about yesterdayRead more

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