Where It All Began - Fall 2019 travel blog

Where It All Began - Fall 2019

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We have been waiting for 30+ years for things to calm down in the Middle East so we could visit Israel. It's clear that this will never happen in our lifetime, so we're just crossing our fingers and going. Most tourists make this journey under the guidance of a rabbi, priest or minister. As heathens, we were looking for something a bit more ecumenical. Suitcase trips can get tiring with all that packing and unpacking, so we were delighted to find a trip with our favorite travel organization Overseas Adventure Travel that visits the area and includes a cruise. Although Israel is our primary focus, we will revisit some spots in Egypt and Jordan that we are looking forward to seeing again with the always informative local guides hired by OAT. Since we can't fly to Tel Aviv non-stop from Chicago, we'll pause in New York and catch a few Broadway shows before traveling the best of the way.

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
12 
 
 
main trip begins
 
13 
 
 
city tour
 
14 
 
 
explore Jaffa
 
15 
 
 
Dead Sea
 
16 
 
 
tour Amman
 
17 
 
 
Mount Nebo visit •...
 
18 
 
 
back to Petra again
 
19 
 
 
Wadi Rum
 
20 
 
 
fly to Luxor
 
21 
 
 
Explore the Valley of...
 
22 
 
 
drive to the Pyramids
 
23 
 
 
traverse the Suez Canal
 
24 
 
 
Explore Sea of Galilee...
 
25 
 
 
Caesarea
 
26 
 
 
disembark and tour...
 
27 
 
 
overwhelmed in Old...
 
28 
 
 
City of David
 
29 
 
 
Masada
 
30 
 
 
Yad Vashem
 
31 
 
 
Temple Mount
 
32 
 
 
home again
 
33 
 
 
final thoughts
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