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June 12th 2015
Published: June 12th 2015
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The tour brought us to Nazareth where we visited so many churches I cant remember the names but each was at a place of specific significance of a particular bible story like the bread and fish story. Some are commerated but different Christian groups , the Orthodox , Greek or Russian the protestants Lutheran or Baptist but all tell the same bible stories we all know of Jesus’s time in Nazareth. After we had a special lunch of St Peters fish - tilapia fresh from the Sea of Galilee and so named St peter. We ended our afternoon with a stop at the Golan heights viewpoint saddened by the smoke from the Syrian conflict just in the distance of the Un compound. Some Un Peacekeeping offivecers from Ireland stopped and had a little chat with us. After we had a wine tasting at a Israeli winery and spent the night in a kibbutz. The kibbutz. had the advantage of a small beach on the edge of the sea of Galilee where some of us waded and some swam. In the morning was the real treat of a swim in the dead sea. The beaches are set up to cater to the swimmers with changing rooms showers and a bar with food and drink. We set up on the edge and ran straight for the water for a backwards bob and float before we covered ourselves in mud and baked in the sun. back to the water we rinsed our mud off and had one last float before we headed to the town of Jericho , Palestine. Our fist glimpse of the Palestinian territory after passing the signs and the statue of the Key we had lunch and settled into our hotel. As luck would have it -it was a equipped with a pool Jacuzzi and Turkish bath. We spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying it before a night

on the town.


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