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Sunday, February 18th, 2018

This post was brought to you by Jocelyn G and Bruce M… Today we left Tel Aviv and drove north along the coast to Atlit.  Atlit was a British detainee camp that was established in the late 1930’s to prevent Jewish refugees from entering British Palestine. Tens of thousands of Jewish refugees were interned at…

Day 4

Monday, February 19th, 2018

This post was brought to you by Susan K… Today was a rich and full day.  We started the day with a tour of the Old City of Nazareth led by Ramzi.  Nazereth is primarily an Arab city, with Muslim and Christian inhabitants.  As it was the home of Jesus for much of his life,…

HBT Tour Day 1 in Ha-Eretz!

This post was brought to you by Julie K… Tel Aviv 2018, the “White City”, a bustling, intense, work-hard, play-hard, modern city with high-minded parents. A liberal haven (in an increasingly politically and socially conservative Israel) A rash but stimulating environment for artists and entrepreneurs (but perhaps with diminishing opportunities and challenges for young Israelis?).…

Journal

January 9th   One of the surprises in Jordan was that we had an extra person on our bus, a tourist service police officer. Mo said that they have been trying to do this but that the buses they are on are totally random. So some tourists get them and some don’t. The entrance to…

January 8, 2018

This post was brought to you by Carol H… Today we left Tel Aviv and arrived in Eilat where we crossed the border into Jordan. In Tel Aviv several of us had our suitcases searched. Poor Jean had hers totally apart, she had placed all her purchases on the bottom but we all made it…

January 6, 2018

This post was brought to you by Carol H… Today was bittersweet. It was a great day but also hard because we had to say goodbye to our guides and our driver here in Israel when we arrived in Tel Aviv. Tomorrow we head to Jordan. They were truly outstanding. We began our day by…

January 5, 2018

This post was brought to you by Carol H… We woke up to rain this morning which meant that we unfortunately couldn’t hike the trail to the Banias waterfall but we did see the location and the openings there. Afterward we went to a winery and had a tour and tasting of their wines. Across…

January 4, 2018

This post was brought to you by Carol H… Today was kind of a sad day, we said good-bye to Jerusalem as we headed towards Jericho and the Sea of Galilea. We started the day by catching up on a site we had missed-the Mount of Olives. The view from there of Jerusalem is just…