Palestine
Jericho

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13 travelers at this place:

  • Day16

    Ancient Jericho

    May 22, 2015 in Palestine ⋅ ☀️ 81 °F

    Read above, but I GPS'ed this spot with this footprint just to remember where we were.

    This is our professor Dr. John A. Beck. Kindred spirits in many ways, especially in our love for the wilderness and the Word of God. He's just a lot smarter than I am. :)

  • Day28

    Surprises Around the Sea of Galilee

    February 5 in Palestine ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    We've been moving around quite a bit on this tour, spending a few hours here, a few hours there, and then overnighting in a 3rd location. Today would follow the same, but also include 2 surprise stops as some of us were long time G Adventures travellers who'd been given VIP status. So what perks have we got?

    First up, a 45 minute cruise on the Sea of Galilee. Completely unexpected, yet one of the best parts of today. It was really great being on the water and feeding the birds. We shared our group with other travellers and watched as they danced to Hava Nagila. Prior to the dance, they also played Christian music I think. Overall a low key but fun time.

    Our cruise departed from Ein Gev, a kibbutz in the Golan Heights. A kibbutz is a self sustaining community who have their own industries like farming and share everything. We walked through a dairy farm where many cows were having their breakfast, or maybe it was lunch.

    Next a short drive to Capernaum, which was the home of Jesus ofter he was rejected from Nazareth. This was the home of St Peter whom he would stay with. You'll also find the White Synagogue here as well, and an octagonal church.

    Our 2nd surprise of the day was a trip to a winery for some local find tasting. The girl who ran our tasting was really nice and explained to us the various wines the make and how to look, smell and taste a wine. On our tasting list today, a white, a red, and a sweet wine. The favorite seemed to be the sweet wine aka moscato. I know it was mine and I was sorely tempted to buy 2 bottles. One to take home and one to consume before going home ;)

    After lunch, we made our way to Tabgha, where Jesus is said to have performed the miracle of feeding 5000 men with 5 bread and 2 fish. The church is fairly simple, but there it's peaceful and you'll find some nice mosaics. Then we were off to the Mount of Beautitudes where Jesus proclaimed the 8 beautitudes to his disciples. The mount is serenely set above the Sea of Galilee, and there's a path you can walk down to the sea (or lake really) as well.

    Tonight's stop: Jericho, in Palestine. It would be a 2.5 hour drive through the Jordan Valley which was very green and lush. Our hotel apparently once hosted presidents, important VIP and Jewish Israeli's who came here to gamble, but that all changed after 2000.
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  • Day3

    Jericho

    May 27, 2017 in Palestine ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Genom den bergiga öknen till Jericho, världens äldsta stad, befolkad sedan iaf 10000 år tillbaka. Stannade på Tel al-Sultan där utgrävningar visat 34 lager av civilisationer. Man kunde inte se mycket mer än stenhögar i djupa gropar, men ändå intressant.
    Man kunde också se berget (och numera klostret) där Jesus utsattes för frestelsen efter hans 40 dagar i öknen.
    Jericho, liksom Ramallah och Bethlehem, ligger inom den s.k. Area A, helt kontrollerat av Palestina och förbjudet för israeliska medborgare att besöka.
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  • Day4

    Jericho

    March 9, 2017 in Palestine ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    We had the opportunity to tour the oldest inhibited city in the world, Jericho. Here we were able to visit the exact location, the Mount of Temptation, where the Devil tempted Jesus during his 40 day fast. This was also the area where Jesus passed through Jericho where he healed blind beggars and inspired the tax collector named Zacchaeus, who was sitting up in a sycamore tree, to repent his dishonest practices. Oh, and I had the opportunity to ride a camel...when in Jericho...ride as the people of Jericho do. Ha. :)Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Jericho, ኢያሪኮ, Chericó, أريحا, ܐܝܪܝܚܘ, Горад Іерыхон, Йерихон, Jeriko, Jerihon, Jericó, Иерихон, Ιεριχώ, Jeriĥo, Jeeriko, اریحا, Jéricho, Ireachó, Xericó, 𐌴𐌹𐌰𐌹𐍂𐌴𐌹𐌺𐍉, יריחו, Jerikó, Yerikho, Gerico, エリコ, იერიქონი, 예리코, Iericho, Jerichas, Jērika, Jerycho, Ierihon, Јерихон, Yeriko, எரிக்கோ, Eriha, Єрихон, 杰里科

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