Blogs from Hadar HaCarmel, Haifa District, Israel, Middle East


Middle East » Israel » Haifa District » Hadar HaCarmel January 13th 2016

Today we went on a Tour Guide led drive of the Carmel region near Haifa Israel. The tour included a trip to a Druze village. The last time I (Lesley) went to a Druze village was in 1976 - but I am jumping ahead. Ten of us met with our tour guide Rina Yellin outside a school in Ra’anana. Rina did a bit of to-ing and fro-ing to ensure all 3 cars understood the directions she had prepared, and we finally set off just after 10am. Not bad considering that we were scheduled to start at 10am. However, me being me, we had barely got past Netanya (a mere 20 minutes away) when nature called and we had to make a comfort stop. As I was driving Rina in our car, I was quite pleased that ... read more
We are enjoying a great Israeli day outing
Jezreel Valley
Elijah the Prophet in the garden of the Carmelite Monastery

Middle East » Israel » Haifa District » Hadar HaCarmel March 31st 2014

As I write this at the end of a long day, I am at a Franciscan guest house on the ‘mount’ where the Sermon on the Mount was given. It is a beautiful clean modern building in a very peaceful setting. I can look out my window and see the Sea of Galilee, where Peter fished, Jesus walked on the water and calmed the storm. It is a very peaceful setting and quite a contrast to where we started our day, in Jerusalem. We got on our bus early and left Jerusalem on a 6 lane modern highway, one of the first towns we drove through was Emmaus. From the story in scripture I really never thought of the road to Emmaus as a super highway. Our first stop was Caesarea on the Mediterranean. A city ... read more
Theater at Cesaria
Governor's seat at Cesaria

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