Mt Beattitude

Shalom! Via Dolorosa

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out Shalom! Israel. After our visit to the Garden of Gethsemane, we made our way to the first station of the Via Dolorosa. The name "Via Dolorosa" or "Via Crucis" dates from the 16th century when a name was sought for the … Continue reading Shalom! Via Dolorosa

Gethsemane

Shalom! Gethsemane

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out Shalom! Israel. On our first morning in Jerusalem, we visited the Garden of Gethsemane, one of the scared places dearest to Christians.  The word "Gethsemane" originates from the Hebrew expression Gat Shemen, which means "olive press".  The Garden of Gethsemane is … Continue reading Shalom! Gethsemane

Jerusalem

Shalom! Jerusalem

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out Shalom! Israel. Departed from Masada, we have finally arrived at Jerusalem, the place of the Passion and Crucifixion of Jesus, the City of Peace, our last stop of our Israel, Holy Land visit. I felt excited and emotional as I anticipated … Continue reading Shalom! Jerusalem

Dead Sea

Shalom! Nomads

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out  Shalom! Israel After leaving Masada, our last stop at the Dead Sea, along the way to Jerusalem, the guide let us took a short break to observe how the nomads live and make a living.  Guess they were disappointed as none … Continue reading Shalom! Nomads

Masada

Shalom! Masada

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out Shalom! Israel Our last stop at Dead Sea before heading to Jerusalem - Masada.  The plateau of Masada is located on the eastern fringe of the Judean Desert near the shore of the Dead Sea, between En Gedi and Sodom. In … Continue reading Shalom! Masada

Dead Sea

Shalom! Dead Sea

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier post, check out Shalom! Israel. The hotel that we stayed at the Dead Sea was very different from Galilee.  The hotel in Galilee is a village hotel whereas the one at the Dead Sea is a resort hotel.  It has an indoor "Dead Sea" pool … Continue reading Shalom! Dead Sea

Qumran

Shalom! Qumran, Dead Sea Scroll

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out  Shalom! Israel We left Galilee and started our journey to the Dead Sea.  Our first stop at Dead Sea was to Qumran National Park.  Qumran is located west of the Kaliah-Sedom road on the north-western shore of the Dead Sea.  It … Continue reading Shalom! Qumran, Dead Sea Scroll

Israel En Gedi

Shalom! En Gedi

Shalom! Continuing our journey in Israel, if you missed my earlier posts, check out  Shalom! Israel After Qumran, our next stop was to En Gedi Nature Reserve, located on the eastern edge of the Judean Desert, on the shore of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, approximately 400 metres below sea level. Two … Continue reading Shalom! En Gedi