Friday, June 13, 2008

Me looking out from Mesada
Dead Sea Scrolls. This is a section of Isaiah
First view of Petra
So, I'm considering a future in Modeling - dead sea products preferably
So this is the tree, on the top of the ancient ruin where legend has it Saul was hung. I think that it looks like a U2 album cover. Is there a U2 song called One Tree Hill? Because if there is not there should be
Sunset on Galillee - I ended up with a lot of these
So these are our bungalos that we stayed in at Galilee

This waterfall is up in Dan. Really pretty place.
Sunset on the sea of Galilee.
St. Peter's Fish. yeah, I totally ate one of these guys.
This famous mosaic is at the church built over the site of the feeding of the 5,000

The grotto in the Church of the Nativity, this is the traditional site of the birth of the Savior
The Seperation wall that stands between Israel and the West Bank. In building this wall they cut people off from hospitals, work, family, etc. Its a huge sore spot in Israeli - Palestinian relations.
Pilgrams being offered in the Jordan River, there was a group of Russian Orthodox that I chatted with for a while, they offered to baptize me, but I didn't want to get all wet considering there was still a bus ride ahead of me - Huge mistake.
The Sea of Galilee... and me

one Week Left

I can't believe that it is almost time to come home. Time has sort of lost its meaning. There are some definite aspects that I am really ready to leave behind - like the school work - but I don't feel that I got my fill of the Old City.

We got back from Jordan a couple of Days ago. Petra was one of the most spectacular things I have seen in my life. All along I thought that Indiana Jones showed the whole thing, but its like an entire city built into the hill. Other than that, I can feel the wear and tear of all of these field trips. Ancient ruins and Roman cities have started blurring together and all looking the same. Its sad I know, but when you look at a bunch of old rocks every day, it kinda looses the savor.

However, when we got back to Jerusalem we took a field trip that took us underneath the city where they have excavated parts of the original temple wall, Herodian streets, and pieces of the city that would have actually been there in the time of Christ. We walked on the original Roman steps that led to the entrance to temple mount. Now those were some cool old rocks. Who cares about the decapolis or temples to Zeus?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Back in Jeusalem, this is in Hezikiah's tunnel
Doing the YMCA at the Hard Rock Cafe in Cairo - ironically I think it is here that I got sick

Cairo is one of the biggest cities I have ever seen. The entire surounding area was like this as far as you could see.

This is Abrahim, my camel leader. He totally reminded me of PJ about 5 years ago


Back from Galilee

All right first of all everyone needs to get off of my back. I haven't exactly had access to a computer for a couple of weeks so the whole blogging thing gets tricky, but I promised pictures of Egypt so I'll get these up first

This is the wilderness of Zin, this is where the children of Israel wandered and also where Lehi and his family would have traveled through on their way to the red sea. Not my ideal camping spot, but whatever works.

At this point I had no idea what was in store

We were greated by camels eating out of a dumpster

Me at the Giza Pyramids; These Ram Headed lions guard the entrance of the Carnac temple

The Entrance of the Luxor Temple

When on the nile...
So this golubia wasn't nearly as cool (temperature wise) as I hoped it would be