Masada – The Citadel of Mass Jewish Suicide

Masada reminds me of the movie 300 where a small band of Greek warriors fight off 1 million Persian soldiers. While putting on a great fight, the Greek warriors were eventually defeated and killed by the Persian army. Much like the movie “300” you have a small group of Jewish people fight off a much…

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Dying in the Dead Sea

When you think of the Dead Sea, you think of a beautiful resort looking body of water where you can sit back, relax, go for a nice swim while sipping your favourite beverage. While this image may seem pleasant, the reality is quite different.   Dead Sea – Lowest Point on Earth   Karen, my…

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My First Terrible Hostel Experience – Jerusalem

After having a fun first hostel experience in Portland, I was surprise to have my first terrible hostel experience in Jerusalem. After taking two buses and a train from Tel Aviv, Karen, my sisters and I arrived at Jerusalem.   Bus Ride to Jerusalem   We quickly hurried to the Post Hostel to check in…

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